When you're tired of the tourists, wanna get rid of the resorts and need to shake off the shackles of the big city towns it's time to hit the world's most secluded beaches.
Todos Santos, Mexico
Todos Santos is part surf town, part artists colony and entirely chilled out. It's the complete opposite of Cabo San Lucas, which is just 50 miles south and teeming with tourists.
It's inevitable that at the end of a trip you'll come home with tacky, useless and pointless souvenirs. But when you're in Turkey, do yourelf a favour and keep an eye out for some of the incredible treasures on offer.
It's such a vibrant, gorgeous and exciting destination, with so much more to offer than a few postcards you'll forget to send. Armed with our advice you'll come home with gifts that will keep on giving, and will always remind you of your time in this magical part of the world.Read More
Pod hotels sound like some weird concept from Back to the Future - an invention that people in "the future" would come up with to save time, space and money. But if you look around you'll find they already exist. And they're awesome. Especially if you're travelling on a budget.Read More
Everybody’s talking about it, everybody’s excited about it, everyone’s watching it…so we’re jumping on the Olympics bandwagon too! What’s not to love? There’s overachievers and underdogs; tales of success and tales of woe; some of the world’s fittest people all in one city and the chance to learn about some seriously underrated countries (Kazakhstan, anyone?).
To get in the spirit of things, we’re handing out a few medals of our own:Read More
Tired of pounding the pavement? Is the man gettin you down? Sounds like it's time to recharge, refresh and take a journey for the mind, body and soul.
Now don't freak out - it doesn't mean you have to wear tie-dye pants and grow your armpit hair. We just think you could do with a bit of rejuvenation. You don't even need to be religious to make the most of a spiritual journey. Just be prepared to open yourself up to a deeper travel experience.Read More
Amber's one of our faves here in the Gecko's office. And when she showed us these awesome Hipstamatic prints she took on her recent trip to Morocco we couldn't resist sharing.
Yes, yes...we all know Instagram is the flavour of the month. But Hipstamatic has been around for yonks, and as you can see it was the perfect app to capture the 11-day Backroads of Morocco trip through Amber's eyes.Read More
If the thought of cruising around the Adriatic in a yacht with a cocktail in your hand, a bunch of new friends by your side and the warm sun reflecting off the turquoise water doesn't sound appealing, then it's best you stop reading now.
Because this is exactly what you can expect on a sail around Croatia. With more than 1,180 islands and over 3,000 miles of coastline, getting out on the water is the best way to see it all.
Here's some of the things you can expect:Read More
This is Part 2 of Sarah Yates' blog about her trip to Gallipoli for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. Read Part 1 here.
The conflicted feelings I had about the music and the drinking and the party fell away in the silence. The dark was all-encompassing. 15,000 people wondered as one how the men had felt watching the dawn on that day all those years ago. 15,000 people listened as one to Attaturk’s famous poem:Read More