Category Archives: Destinations

Diving in Fujairah: Al Boom Diving – The Best in the UAE

Many visitors to the United Arab Emirates are surprised to find that this Middle Eastern country is home to a number of memorable dive sites.  Sure, countries like Egypt are known for their diving, but the UAE? Not so much. If you’re looking jump in and see the UAE’s ocean life for yourself, there’s one […]

What Is It REALLY Like to Visit Chernobyl? Inside the Exclusion Zone

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Early on the morning of April 25th, 1986, the world experienced the worst nuclear disaster ever seen, at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.  The fourth reactor at Chernobyl reacted badly during a test and, what should have been a routine shutdown to prevent damage, resulted in absolute disaster.  The resulting (and unexpected) power surge, caused […]

Lake Alta Hike: Queenstown’s Top-Secret Alpine Day Track

The Lake Alta hike is a favourite amongst locals, but very few tourists have ever heard of it. If you’re looking for amazing alpine scenery, views to die for and a good little workout, all without having to drive far from Queenstown, this Lake Alta hiking guide is for you! Not only does the Lake […]

Queenstown to Christchurch: Drive Yourself Happy with Our Inspired Itinerary

The Queenstown to Christchuch drive is, without doubt, one of the most incredible quick-drive vacation offerings for visitors to New Zealand. With amazing scenery, adrenaline-inducing adventures, immersive nature and world-renowned Kiwi hospitality, a South Island road trip really is the pinnacle of any trip to Aotearoa.  If you’re short on time, or just want to […]

Goldie Bush Walkway (+ Mokoroa Falls): Auckland’s Most Unique Hike

Auckland is home to many amazing hiking tracks (or as we Kiwis like to call them, bush walks), including a secret spot best known by locals; the Goldie Bush Walkway which adjoins the Mokoroa Stream Track and Mokoroa Falls Track.  A great example of natural beauty, this accessible spot makes an excellent Auckland day hike.  […]

How to Get to New Chums Beach: New Zealand’s Most Scenic Bay

New Chums Beach

With one of the world’s top 10 beaches (and our favourite in New Zealand) an easy drive from Auckland, there’s no need to fly to a tropical island for a taste of paradise!  This guide will help you get to New Chums Beach, and, perhaps most importantly, to find that incredible lookout that I know […]

Hungarian Street Food & Snacks: Foods You Have to Try in Budapest!

If food is the way to a man’s heart then a street food tour is surely the best way to really experience a new city.  Recently we joined Secret Food Tours and fell in love with the Hungarian capital all over again – isn’t it time you did the same? Though of course we can’t […]

Why You Really Should Book a Segway Tour: Budapest Uncovered

Budapest is an incredible city with treasures tucked around every bend.  Though there are many incredible cities in Hungary, Budapest is by far my favourite. Though it is a fairly walkable city, we discovered a much more entertaining and exciting way to maximise your time whilst seeing Budapest’s highlights – a Segway tour! After all, […]

New Zealand South Island Itinerary: A 10 Day Highlights Road Trip

The pinnacle of travel dreams for many, we’re excited to bring you this New Zealand South Island itinerary; 10 days of Kiwi highlights for the busiest of travellers. With incredible mountain ranges, crystal clear lakes, braided rivers and native flora and fauna, New Zealand’s South Island really does need to be seen to be believed. […]

The Ultimate Guide to Taking INCREDIBLE Glow Worm Pictures

Taking incredible glow worm pictures in New Zealand relies on two key factors – knowing the right place to go and having a solid understanding of the techniques and settings required to effectively capture them ‘on film’.  We’ve taken the hard work out of both and are pleased to bring you the following guide. Known for […]

Plan Your Own Bruges Weekend Break – Belgium’s Fairy-Tale Town

However you spell it, Bruges or Brugge, there’s one thing for sure – you’re in for a treat when visiting.  The capital city of the province of West Flanders, Bruges falls within the Flemish region of Belgium.  With its stunning buildings, beautiful canals and a sense of charm that you can’t quite put your finger on, I’m […]

Phantasialand Review: The (Unknown) Cologne Theme Park You Need to Visit ASAP!

Tucked away just outside of Cologne, you’ll find Phantasialand, a firm favourite amongst Germans but a relatively unknown theme park to the rest of the world. During a flying visit to the region, we couldn’t help but make the trip out to the park and see for ourselves what was on offer.  The following is our […]

How to Plan your Own Brussels Self-Guided Walking Tour

Whilst planning our visit to Belgium, we were told time and time again that we’d only need 3-4 days to cover the whole country.  Having spent two days in Belgium’s capital, would couldn’t disagree more though! With beautiful architecture and city parks, an incredible range of museums and art galleries and quintessential Belgium cuisine, this […]

Thailand Island Hopping: The Ultimate Guide to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan & Ko Tao

Thailand is a melting pot of diversity that has something for everyone and every budget. Historical and scared spaces and rice patty fields, mixed amongst the lush jungle – there’s something for everyone.  Perhaps the highlight of Thailand though, its incredible island-hopping scene, which is practically unsurpassed anywhere in the world. If you need some […]

Machu Picchu: The New Rules You Need to Know When Planning Your Visit

Machu Picchu, one of the most iconic sites in South America was subject to a number of rule changes in mid-2017, all in a bid to reduce visitor numbers and to safeguard this important historical Peruvian citadel. With these new rules in place, it’s more important ever that you head up to Machu Picchu prepared […]

Glamping at Longbeach Campground – Luxe Adventure in the UAE

With Abu Dhabi just a memory for us now, Sarah S has returned to her temporary home and is out making the most of the cooler UAE weather… Having spent the summer traipsing through Central Asia I find myself back in the desert, longing again for the excitement and adventure of camping.  My boyfriend however […]