03 Oct 2018

The Best Places to See in Bijapur, Central India

I never planned to visit Bijapur. I was in Hampi when I realised I didn’t need an 18-hour overnight bus ride to Mumbai in my life, so I opened Google Maps and looked at some options. Bijapur, in the state of Karnataka, was in the general direction I was headed

26 Sep 2018

10 Awesome Islands Near Bali That You Can Easily Visit

Bali means many things to many people. Some are captivated by the spirituality, kind locals, variety of landscapes and hip beach bars while others catch one glimpse of Kuta — and all the tackiness it’s famous for — and decide Bali isn’t for them. A trip to Bali doesn’t have

19 Sep 2018

A Road Trip Through the Hakatere Conservation Park, New Zealand: Mount Sunday and the Ashburton Lakes

If you’re looking for an off the beaten path area in New Zealand with stunning mountain views, lonely gravel roads stretching into the distance and way fewer tourists than you’d find in the more popular regions, consider a road trip through the Hakatere Conservation Park. Located only a couple of

12 Sep 2018

Hampi Travel Guide: Exploring Some of India’s Best Ancient Ruins

One of the main reasons I chose to return to India and focus on the south and central regions of the country was to visit Hampi. I have a bit of a ruins fetish (probably not the right term) and I felt Hampi would fulfil my desire to explore ancient

05 Sep 2018

India Travel Tips: How to Survive Your First Trip to India

Someone asked me recently what travelling in India is like. I said 80% of the time it was amazing and 20% was horrible, but that ratio can easily change. There will be times when you hate India and curse the moment you thought of visiting in the first place and

29 Aug 2018

Bibi Ka Maqbara: The Poor Man’s Taj Mahal in Aurangabad, India

If you’ve ever drunk off brand cola, cheap coffee or watched one of those low budget movies that are similar to the latest big blockbusters (like Transmorphers or Snakes on a Train) then you’ll already have some idea what a visit to the Bibi Ka Maqbara (Tomb of the Lady)

22 Aug 2018

A Day Trip to Nusa Penida: One of the Best Bali Day trips

Bali is a bit like Marmite or The Big Bang Theory. You tend to either love it or hate it (I hate both of those if you were wondering). I am however a Bali fan, but that wasn’t always the case. To really fall for Bali, you need to get

15 Aug 2018

Mysore Palace + Other Things to Do in Mysore, India

I once read a blog post about Mysore and what a horrible place it was. The writer painted a picture of a dirty, unpleasant place that you’d do well to avoid. They had clearly never been to any other cities in India. Mysore is by far the cleanest, most orderly