Pasir Timbul, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
05 Jul 2017

Pasir Timbul, Indonesia: One of the World’s Most Beautiful Sandbar Beaches

Way off the tourist trail in eastern Indonesia sits the province of West Papua, a magnet for divers, intrepid travellers and fledgling bloggers. I’m in the last group, having been invited by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism to travel the country with dozens of other writers, photographers and social media

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28 Jun 2017

Backpacking in Thailand: Costs, Tips and Places to See

Think of a travel experience you’d love to have and chances are it’ll be on offer in Thailand. This country has it all. Paradise beaches, ancient cities, exotic food and a unique culture are just some of what makes Thailand the ultimate travel destination. Backpacking in Thailand is easy, cheap

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Two days in Saigon, AKA Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
21 Jun 2017

Two Days in Saigon (AKA Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

Before we get into discussing all the wonderful things to do in Saigon, we first need to decide what on earth to call this sprawling city in southern Vietnam. Known to many as Saigon, mostly because of how iconic the city became due to the Vietnam / American War, it

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Key Summit -- the best day hike near Milford Sound, New Zealand
14 Jun 2017

3 Awesome Hikes Near Milford Sound: Lake Marian, Key Summit and Earland Falls

A mass migration of tour buses occurs daily on the road between Te Anau and Milford Sound, New Zealand. Those buses are full of tourists keen to experience Milford Sound, often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. I was one of those passengers a few years ago,

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07 Jun 2017

Have Tourists Ruined this Place? My New Method Will Give You the Answer

My travel alter-ego has returned after a three year hiatus. He wrote this post after visiting one too many packed tourist sights. Check out this interview I did with him to find out who he is, and you can also read his post about travelling with a guitar. Tourists…they’re annoying aren’t

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30 May 2017

Old Manali VS Kasol VS Dharamkot: Which Hippy Tourist Town in India is Right for You?

How happy are high, Hamlet reading hippies on holiday in Himachal Pradesh? That’s just one of many deep, existential questions you’ll find yourself mulling over while hanging out in one of north India’s hippy enclaves. But which one is best? I boldly went where dozens, possibly hundreds, of travel bloggers have

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25 May 2017

Exploring the Marble Mountains: A Fun Day Trip from Hoi An, Vietnam

When I hear the word “mountains” I instantly conjure images of hikers dressed in North Face Gear, lung shredding high altitude climbs and grand, panoramic views of soaring peaks. You won’t find any of that at the Marble Mountains, a small group of limestone hills located between Hoi An and

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Backpacking in Mexico: costs, tips and places to see
20 May 2017

Backpacking in Mexico: Costs, Tips and Places to See

We spent a month in Mexico during our trip around the world and barely scratched the surface of what this country has to offer. From its giant pyramids to its stylish colonial towns, Mexico is full of throwbacks to a colourful (and often horrific) past. Add in plenty of delicious

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