Travel guides and advice about places, cities and countries around the world.

Hiking An Active Volcano In Nicaragua (plus a complete guide to Ometepe Island)

When we hiked the dormant Acatenango Volcano in neighbouring Guatemala, it was one of our highlights of our entire time in Central America. Now it was time to step things up a notch…

Top US National Parks To Visit In 2018

Yellowstone - stunning rainbow colors of the many springs

There are 58 National Parks in America, spread across 27 different states. Each year, over 330 million people come to visit Americas National Parks. But with so many to choose from and so much to see, which ones are the best National Parks to visit in 2018? Here’s our pick of the best…

Hiking To A Natural Hot Pool In New Zealand’s Southern Alps

The Copland River leading up the valley towards Welcome Flat

Nestled into the side of the Southern Alps, lies the best natural hot tub you’ve ever seen. The entry fee is paid in hours hiked, as the only way to access this hidden natural beauty is via a deceptively gruelling 18km walking track. But it’s well worth the effort…

Hiking The Grand Canyon – Rim To River To Rim Again In One Day

After a long hike we finally get to dip our toes in the Colorado River

Want to hike the Grand Canyon down and up in one day? We recently did exactly that! Here’s all the info you need. Maps, logisitics and answers to all your hiking questions.

OK San Juan Del Sur, You Win

stormy sunsets from the kitchen in buena onda san juan del sur

Think San Juan Del Sur is all beach and party? Think again. This beautiful little coastal surf town has completely won me over. Here’s why…

The 5 Independent Websites and Resources You Need To Make Your Central America Trip Easy

belize bus blog timetables

These 5 websites will make your time in Central America a breeze. Get all the insider info you need on bus times and prices, accommodation and what to do.

Why Leon Gets My Vote For The Most Livable Place In Central America

Rush hour in Leon

Ahhh…Leon. Little, perfect, Leon. Land of the volcanoes, land of the liberals! This insanely cheap, perfectly located city is an easy hop away from great hikes, an awesome surf beach and is jam packed with interesting and exciting stuff to do and explore. Here’s my pick of the best things to do in Leon.

5 Short Day Walks That’ll Make You Want To Visit New Zealand

taking a dip in lake Tarawera - that perfect spot where natural hot springs meet the cool waters of the lake

Only in New Zealand could you bathe in a natural hot spring one day, and marvel at towering glaciers the next. Mountains, forest, beaches…this relatively small country has it all. Here’s my pick of 5 of the best short day hikes New Zealand has to offer.

How To Travel From Placencia, Belize To Utila, Honduras Without Going Crazy

Making our first ever border crossing by boat, from Belize to Honduras

Here’s my step by step, easy to follow guide on how to travel from Placencia in Belize to Utila Honduras. This 2 day journey involves busses, boats and a several boarder crossings, and was the first time I’ve entered a new country by water.