Does it get lonely, travelling alone? This is a question I’m asked quite a lot as a travel writer and the answer is, yes and no.
I know, I know, that’s not an ideal answer but it really depends on who you meet along the way, right? You might be alone sometimes, but you’re never lonely if you know you’ve got a great tripped planned with other adventure-loving explorers!Read More
"Wake up, there’s a whale shark!” someone yelled and it was all I could do to pull my pants and trousers on before my cabin door was open and I was rushing out onto the deck to see it.
I managed to spot the last of one fin before it disappeared into the depths around Kicker Rock, a prime Galapagos snorkeling and diving spot. But others who’d seen the whole thing were already playing the footage back on their cameras.Read More
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.
Wacky, tacky, silly or special...it's pretty rare that you'll return from your travels without some sort of souvenir. If you're in South America, chances are you'll have limited space in your backpack. So here's our guide to some of the best items to scour the shops and markets for in each country.
Happy haggling!Read More
Sure, flying is fast and taking a car is convenient. But sometimes you want to take it down a notch and see the world from a different perspective. That's where boat travel comes in.
Taking a boat means you get to see a whole different side of a culture. For many destinations, life is played out on the water. You can watch villagers going about their daily routine, see incredible landscapes, watch curious sea creatures come out to play or just kick back and listen to the gentle lapping of crystal blue waters.Read More
Peru is yet to tally on the 2012 Olympics leaderboard, but we want to take this opportuity to shine a cultural spotlight on the central Andean mountain region of Ayacucho.
The name Ayacucho means Death Corner, and sadly this name became very fitting during the 1980s when terrorist organisation, the Shining Path bought violence and devastation to the region.Read More
Vacations are costly. You've likely been saving for a long time to be able to go on your special trip. Sometimes we can be a bit too tightfisted when it comes to spending on vacations. There are a few things that are truly worth splurging on.
Although some resorts and beach-front towns have exorbitant spa fees, there are many places in the world where a day at the spa costs less than a typical dinner at home.
Man they're good! Seriously, we have got the best film crew ever. There's not much we can say about this video really, other than that you should kick back, put your daydreaming hat on and watch.
Warning - you're definitely gonna be inspired to see India in all it's crazy, chaotic, gorgeous, spiritual, spine-tingly glory after this.Read More