CityBox Hotel, Oslo: A slick, modern and elegant budget option in this expensive city

Heading back to Europe from months away in Asia and Australia and having just survived a long haul flight we needed somewhere simple, easy and comfortable for our stay in Oslo. CityBox Hotel ticked all the boxes for us, it has a very simple booking process and a quick and easy check in that allows

Coastal walks and amazing beaches around Sydney. Where to escape the city and head to the sea!

Sydney is well known as a large, busy and modern city, but many don’t realise just how many amazing beaches and coastal walks there are around the city. We managed to explore just a small handful of those within range of the cities public transport and discovered some absolutely pristine coastline. It’s that Aussie lifestyle

Sydney, The big, bustling heart of Australia. A guide to visiting on a backpacker budget!

Sydney, the huge metropolis of Australia, one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest cities and known to be pretty expensive. Yet thousands of backpackers head here every year to take in the sights and sounds of this landmark filled state capital and they do so on a budget! As one of the many working tourist visa

Snapshots of the wild Australian outback from a 7000km trip through the Red Centre

The Australian Outback is a strange and mysterious place. It stretches out for miles and miles of nothingness. Heading down the famous Stuart Highway that runs pretty much down the centre of Australia was at times like playing one of those old car games on the mega drive, where it’s just the same scenery repeated

How to save for travelling…it’s easier than you think!

When we talk about quitting our jobs to travel the world one of the biggest questions is about money. I guess it’s a natural thing, we believe there is much more to life than money, that in fact you can make your dreams come true at a much cheaper financial price that you expect (as

Why you should add the often overlooked Perth to your Australia adventure!

Being all the way over the other side of the country in the huge expanse that is Western Australia you could be forgiven for skipping the state capital of Perth and heading straight for the East coast! But hold up for a moment there. Before diving into the busy streets of Sydney, the packed bars

The unbelievable paradise Gili islands between Lombok and Bali where you can swim with turtles! Indonesia!

The Gili islands Indonesia are three small Islands (Gili actually means small island in the local language of Lombok) off the coast of Lombok in the sea between it and Bali. These three islands are complete paradise, no cars, continuous immaculate beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters filled with corals and amazing sea life, little cottages

Three of the Most Beautiful Parts of Scotland for a Walking Holiday

Do you enjoy long walks in the countryside? There is nowhere better for this in the UK than Scotland, where you will find all kinds of incredible natural beauty in many amazing places around the country. In addition to the amazing natural beauty, you may also find majestic wildlife, charming villages and friendly locals too.

Why you shouldn’t judge Bali: The beautiful, culture filled and diverse island beyond the tourists!

Bali is a destination that seems to split opinion. Many flock their due to its popularity, especially backpackers and Australian tourists. Others avoid it like the plague exactly because of that, considering it to be too touristy and lacking in real culture. The truth is we were very interested to visit to see the reality

How to get to the paradise islands of Java, Bali, Lombok and the Gilis in Indonesia

Travelling between the islands of Indonesia is pretty easy with most of the most visited being close enough to comfortably take the ferry. However there are many options and booking them can be confusing and often the most irritating part of the journey is organising transport once on the island as public transport in Indonesia

Climbing the smouldering live volcano Kawah Ijen in protective masks for sunrise over the sulphuric acid lake and blue flame crater, Indonesia!

After being on a packed bus for 15 hours, sleeping for 2 and heading up to the impressive Mt. Bromo on Java we could have been forgiven for taking a break! But no, not us! It was onwards and literally upwards to climb our second active volcano in as many days and with probably as