29 Aug 2017

A Romantic Weekend in Akaroa, New Zealand

What makes for a romantic travel destination? Normally I’d say the place itself doesn’t matter, and that you could have a romantic weekend pretty much anywhere, but a nice setting definitely helps. We recently spent a romantic weekend in Akaroa, one of New Zealand’s most quaint old towns. We dined

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Two weeks in Thailand: The ultimate holiday itinerary
23 Aug 2017

Two Weeks in Thailand: The Ultimate Holiday Itinerary

So, you want to spend two weeks in Thailand but aren’t sure which places to add to your itinerary? I’m here to help! I’ve been lucky to spend over three months in Thailand over several trips and have come up with a pretty awesome (I know that’s a bit boastful)

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16 Aug 2017

7 Things to Do in Bogota, Colombia: A Day in the Old Town

Another day, another old town. Colombia is full of them. Not that I was complaining though — there’s always fun to be had while walking through streets and plazas that have barely changed in centuries. We spent a day in Colombia’s capital exploring the colonial centre of the city (also

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15 Aug 2017

A Culinary Adventure in the Hunter Valley, Australia

This is a guest post by Suzanne Sheldon, bought to you by Taste of the Hunter Wine Tours. If culinary travel is your thing (I know I certainly get excited when someone says “What’s for lunch?” on our travels) then the Hunter Valley is a destination that will have you

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08 Aug 2017

The Best Travel TV Shows

This is an update to a post I published a couple of years ago. I’ve seen a lot more travel TV shows since then so this is a far more comprehensive guide. Enjoy! An Idiot Abroad There’s nothing funnier, in terms of travel TV shows anyway, than a man travelling

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01 Aug 2017

What Is the Mui Ne Sand Dunes Tour Really Like?

Can the $4 Mui Ne sand dunes tour in Vietnam really be any good? At that price I felt it was worth investigating further, so off we headed to a busy stretch of coastline just north of Saigon to see the (not quite) world famous sand dunes near Mui Ne.

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26 Jul 2017

How to Plan the Perfect Trip to Malaysia

Planning the perfect trip to Malaysia doesn’t need to be difficult. In fact, it’s one of the easier countries in Southeast Asia to travel around due to its small size (if you don’t count Borneo), good tourist infrastructure and an abundance of cheap flights. I’ve compiled a few tips below

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20 Jul 2017

The Best Things to Do in Barichara, One of the Nicest Small Towns in Colombia

It’s fair to say I’m a bit of a colonial town fanatic. I love the cobblestone streets, terracotta tiles and ancient churches, but most of all I enjoy the sense of calm that sitting in a quiet plaza provides. Barichara is the quintessential colonial town. We spent a few days

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