12 Sep 2016

The Colourful Lakes of Southern Bolivia

We visited several surreal lakes during the three day “salt flat” tour between Uyuni and the Chilean border. The flamingos and dramatic surrounding scenery added to the mystery and beauty of these colourful little lakes — here are lots of photos (and some words) from one of the most unique regions of South

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A day trip to Milford Sound from Queenstown, New Zealand
08 Jun 2015

Milford Sound from Queenstown: One of New Zealand’s Best Day Trips

The rainy West Coast of New Zealand is one of the most rugged and beautiful areas of the country. From melting glaciers and windswept beaches to lush forest and jagged mountains, it’s perfect if you’re looking to see some top-notch nature. Milford Sound is without doubt the star attraction – its

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Should you go to Koh Phi Phi?
14 May 2015

Should You Go to Koh Phi Phi, Thailand?

You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about Koh Phi Phi and I’m guessing most of it has been negative. Koh Phi Phi is the perfect example of a Thai island paradise gone crazy, changed forever by ruthless developers and too many tourists. So then, should you go to Koh

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18 Apr 2015

How to Stop Leaving Your Things in Hotel Rooms

I have a confession to make. My name is Jon and I’m addicted to leaving my things in hotel rooms. I do have good news though – I haven’t done it in over a month now and my sponsor (Gia) thinks I have a great chance of finally overcoming this

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29 Mar 2015

Crazy Driving and Psychedelic Scenery in Rotorua, New Zealand

“You can actually drive, right?” I asked Gia before we committed to renting a car in Rotorua, New Zealand. There wasn’t a lot of confidence flying around, but she informed me the only thing she was really worried about was having to drive on the left side of the road.

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The scenic short walk between Baes de Granada and Granada, Spain
25 Mar 2015

Beas de Granada to Granada: A Scenic Half Day Walk in Spain

“Where are the signs!?” we asked each other as we wandered around the ghost town of Beas de Granada. We had just arrived on the bus from Granada and hoped to walk the 16 km back into town, but we had no idea where to go – the GPS on our

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Skyline Gondola in Queenstown, New Zealand
20 Mar 2015

Queenstown: An Average Town Surrounded by Remarkable Scenery

Imagine this scenario: You stumble out of a cheap hotel room with a head full of clouds and a sharp pain in your back. You realise your kidney has been stolen and you have no recollection of where you are and how you got there. You wander the streets in

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Extreme sightseeing in Paris, France
01 Mar 2015

Two Days in Paris: Extreme Sightseeing

You might not have heard of the obscure sport of extreme sightseeing, so let me give you a brief history lesson before I dive into my story about how I spent two days in Paris, including a record day of extreme sightseeing. Klaus Klein, kicked out of the German bobsleigh team

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