After surprising our family with a secret trip home for Christmas, all the way from Australia, we decided rather than just fly all the way back down under in one we would visit a few places on the way. After calling in at Berlin and then Dubai for a few days we had a full
So you’re supposed to be having the time of your life eh? Travelling the globe, seeing the wonders of the world, getting involved in crazy adventures, meeting new and interesting people. But so far you’ve snoozed at the Great Wall of China, slept through sunrise at Angkor Wat and snored your way through countless other
For most backpackers heading out to South East Asia, Australia or New Zealand, Dubai is a natural layover and most flights pass through here. Many of those passing through on long trips overseas will be on a tight budget and might consider just passing through this notoriously expensive city and braving the excruciatingly long flight
As the promise of summer pushes through the usual clouds and showers of spring, it’s only natural that those who thirst for travel and adventure might start to feel an itch. An itch to leave the quotidian comforts of home and hearth aside and strike out to find some thrilling experiences, trying something new in
In the dead of winter, returning home on a surprise mission for Christmas from the warmth of Australia, we found ourselves in Copenhagen (We look forward to returning in warmer weather!). A city we had longed to see and where at the time, no one knew we were!! It was bitterly cold and snow was
Berlin had been on our radar for as long as I can remember but for one reason or another we had never got around to visiting. We had plans whilst backpacking in Eastern Europe but got sidetracked somewhere around Lithuania! So when we headed home for a surprise Christmas visit we decided on our way
After visiting Angkor and the amazing temples of Siem Reap you might be wondering what else there is to do in the small city. The temples might dominate most visitors agendas and indeed the majority of their time here, and rightly so, but if you want to escape the flashing lights of Pub Street and
From arid deserts to snowy mountains to bustling cities – The Centennial State has it all. Here are just five reasons to take a trip to Colorado. Attend a concert at the Red Rocks The Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a music venue like none other. This open-air venue is nestled between two huge rock formations
The vast Philippine archipelago is a massive playground for adrenaline-junkies in constant search of fun and adventure. The varied landscapes and rugged terrains are ideal for myriads of outdoor activities that you can enjoy alone, with friends or with family. There is certainly no shortage of activities to do in the country. There is no
Known as Ho Chi Minh city since the late 70’s the city is still often referred to as Saigon by pretty much everyone…even VC vets we’ve spoken to! Saigon is a busy, bustling, crazy kind of place, it almost makes you feel like you can’t get your breath at times. With the worlds largest number of
When we decided to head over to Adelaide from Melbourne, an 8 hour drive, one of the biggest questions was why? It seemed that even most Australian’s had no idea what this off the beaten track state capital had to offer and hardly anyone of the fellow backpackers we met had ventured that way either!
New York, the city that never sleeps…but also a city renowned with big money! But that needn’t be the case. As self confessed budget travellers and having visited for the first time as a student we can safely say that with a bit of thought NYC can easily be an affordable trip for anyone’s budget!
If you’re planning on exploring the world, you might find yourself wondering about your health. How can you ensure that your health and fitness remain in tact while you enjoy your travels? To some, this won’t be important. However, it can be hard to get back into a great routine once you return home without
There are many places in the world where one can experience the joys of bird watching. However, very few can compare to the biodiversity endemic to East Africa. Kenya even holds the world record for bird sightings in a day, with 342 species seen in a period of only 24 hours. While the country is
When we headed to Berlin, a bucket list destination we can’t believe it took us this long to visit, we just knew we had to stay somewhere special to mark the occasion! Now at this point we’ve stayed in some pretty weird, wonderful and wacky accommodation across our 61 countries and over that time our