Tenerife: The Place to Be

Image by pasotraspaso, used under Creative Commons licence. Looking for somewhere that provides sun and sea and plenty to do? Then you want to get yourself to the Canary Islands. More specifically, you should hit Tenerife. It’s verdant and mountainous and, at the same time, perfect if you’re just looking to lounge on the beach and relax....

Rotterdam From Our Bicycles: Trudy Made An Awesome Video!

Trudy recently put together this awesome video. Throughout the year of our expat life rocking it up in “Roffa” (Rotterdam, baby!) we rode a lot of bicycles. Like, a lot. Well, for Aussies anyway. I think from Dutch standards we rode a normal amount of bicycles. Between the two of us I think we owned and rode five bicycles throughout...

The Two Sides of Koh Phangan: Full Moon Party To Couples Retreat

Maybe you’ve heard of the island of Koh Phangan in Thailand? No? How about the full moon party. It’s likely you’ve heard about this party of epic proportions. There’s also more to the island, which Trudy and I discovered as we visited well outside of the full moon party madness. I thought I would write an article about both...

Travel From Your Doorstep: 4 Reasons To Use Regional Airports

This guest post was brought to you in association with Flybe. When was the last time you travelled from your regional airport? Chances are not so long ago. While most travellers would probably have to think twice about where their nearest regional airports was even located, these days a rising number are opting for their local hub over the likes...

Ko Tao: Secret Island Paradise No More?

This is a guest post brought to you by Mark over at My Funky Travel, it’s nice to read about Ko Tao and the Thai islands from another travel blogger – we loved Ko Tao (except for Trudy bursting her ear-drum diving), but all the islands have their pros and cons. Read on! Southern Thailand’s beautiful islands have grown a reputation as...

Backpacking: The Mental Game (And Bobstacles)

Everyone loves to talk about “how to prepare”. You need a passport, a Schengen visa, a backpack, some monies…you know, the usual droll (haha). I thought I would have a chat about the mental preparation when it comes to backpacking Europe and travel in general. For some of us, there are a number of “brain obstacles” (or bobstacles as...

Photos: Tips For Sharing, Storing & Avoiding Data Loss On The Go

I often get lots of interesting questions when it comes to cameras and travel. Should one bring an expensive camera or a smaller one that can be treated with a little less care (and fit in your backpack with ease). What about video and iPhones? What about sharing photos on the go, or having a back up of your photos – there’s nothing...

My First Book Has Officially Launched On Amazon – Backpacking Europe: The Everything Guide

I’ve been working on it for a while, but now it’s finished. My book. I’m happy and excited and scared all rolled into one. This is the fruition of months of hard work, so I’m giddy to finally put it out there, but feel curiously exposed at the same time. How will it be received? Will people find it useful? Will it answer...

The Friendly Faces of Myanmar People: Happy Photos

The friendly and warm country of Myanmar, still largly untouched by tourism (although this is going through a rapid change) was a wonderful experience for us, and the people were a big reason for that. You may have read our posts already on ancient Bagan or colourful Yangon. We were there in February of this year, and spent about three weeks...

Bagan: Travel This Ancient City Of Myanmar

In this week’s post, Trudy and I take you through the ancient and incredible city of Bagan in Myanmar, we travelled there earlier this year and had some wonderful experiences. Bagan was one of my favourite places in South East Asia. Imagine red, dusty roads and a horizon on all directions silhouetted by thousands of ancient Buddhist temples....

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