Stunning island scenery

Havelock Island – the Ultimate Backpacker Destination?

Where is Havelock Island? Well, if you want to know that,  how to get to Havelock Island and all the information you could want and possibly more, check out what…

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Hiking the West Highland Way

Why you have to hike the West Highland Way (if you like hiking)

Stretching for 151km (93.8mi) from Milngavie (not far from Glasgow) to Fort William, the West Highland Way is the oldest long-distance path in Scotland and by far the top choice…

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Chiang Mai

5 Reasons you should visit Chiang Mai

While a bustling hub of travel activity, Chiang Mai is still relatively peaceful when compared to the islands of Southern Thailand. The temple-strewn city has so much to offer. The…

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Getting close to wild African Elephants at Elephant Sands campsite

The Attack at Elephant Sands Campsite

“I wouldn’t put your tent there.” The guide warned me. “Why?” I enquired. “When the elephants come through in the night they use those trees as scratching posts” as he points to…

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Iran travel blog

Backpacking Iran … the ULTIMATE travel guide

Is Iran going to be the next big destination? Politically it’s a controversial country for sure, but if you really want to know what a country is like, you have…

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Rent a scooter in Bali and explore the island

Renting a scooter in Bali, what you need to know and where I went wrong

I had three options. Either they arrest me and take me to prison (didn’t like that), I introduce them to Wayne Rooney (UK soccer star, no chance), or I pay…

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Discover Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the seven wonders of the world and even though I have a long list of things to do in Peru, I was quite determined to…

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Following in the footsteps of The Beach and visiting the stunning beaches of Southern Thailand

Recreating The Beach Trail in South Thailand

For fans of Alex Garland’s iconic travel novel, The Beach, Southern Thailand is a playground. So many beautiful islands and beaches, including the one that allegedly inspired the book, Maya…

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Where to go tubing in Laos, Vang Vieng

Tubing and Vang Vieng After Thirty

To me, the idea of sitting in an inflatable rubber tube while casually drifting through a jungle river seems like the ideal way to spend a day. Throw in a…

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Five amazing places to visit in Guatemala

Five places not to miss in Guatemala

Where is Guatemala? I know very little of Guatemala personally. I know it is in Central America, that it has a blue flag and that they make great coffee. That’s…

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