Helsinki in a day. Exploring the wonderful capital of Finland after a ferry ride from Estonia!

Whilst staying in the stunning fairytale city of Tallinn in Estonia we couldn’t not notice the city’s proximity to Helsinki, the Finnish capital. Knowing how expensive Scandinavia is compared to the region of Eastern Europe we had been travelling within for 4 months we took the opportunity to head over for the first time on

The incredible Rakaia Gorge hike, the best day trip from Christchurch, New Zealand!

Living in Christchurch and using it as our base to explore the incredible country of New Zealand we were desperate to get out and experience the incredible scenery. Working and saving for our road trip around the country we were itching to explore, so we began searching for the best Christchurch walks and happened upon Rakaia Gorge.

How to stay fit while traveling: Our best travel workout routine and tips!

Working out while traveling and keeping fit whilst on the road is always a challenge both on long-term and short-term trips. On holidays and vacations it can be tempting to let yourself go and just enjoy copious amounts of exotic alcohol and incredible food, which leaves you heading home feeling unrested, bloated and struggling to

The best camera for backpacking, hiking and travel photography guide!

Whilst travelling there is always a challenge when one considers which cameras to take, travelling light is always important for enjoyability, portability and flexibility but at the same time we all want to take the best photos to capture our memories and experiences as we possibly can. We love to explore cities as well as

Alternatives to the crowded Blue Mosque: The incredible Suleymaniye Mosque and it’s authentic neighbourhood!

Strolling around Istanbul, the intoxicating air of history, the well worn streets and the breathlessness of the electrifying hum draws you into its endless energy. A city split between two continents, a city of sharp contrasts and diversity, a beacon of symbolism for Turkey, its modern incarnation and long historic enduring historic past. It’s a

The ultimate list of best Christmas gifts for the travellers and backpackers in your life!

It’s that time of year again, where you fret and ponder over what to get the awkward folks in your life… you know the ones, the weird and wacky friends and family who don’t seem to like “things” and instead spend their money and time travelling the world! I know, we can be hard to

A practical guide to visiting Turkey: Safety, visas and travel in this incredible country.

Turkey is a mystical land, both swathed in ancient myth and modern misconceptions. From the crumbling ruins of Constantinople to the lingering charms of the Persian empire and the blossoming republic that arose with Ataturk from the Ottoman era. Turkey is vast, diverse, charming and also quite different to what people first imagine. With the

Seeing Orangutans in Borneo: A magical experience seeing this fascinating endangered animal in its natural setting.

Flying over to the Malaysian part of Borneo most have one main objective: To see the endangered Orangutans in their natural environment in the only place in the world where they exist. With dwindling numbers over the last few decades this bucket list item is even harder to tick. However with many amazing conservation areas

The ultimate list of the best adventure towns around the world!

Adventure!! We love it! In fact we scour the globe looking for our next crazy adventure, whether that is jumping off the side of a mountain, tackling ferocious white water rapids, scaling cliffs with our bare hands or just hanging around at 2000ft! But after visiting the amazing town of Interlaken in Switzerland over the

A guide to using the Train in Italy: How to travel for cheap and like a local!

As Italy was the first stop of our long term travels, we realised very quickly that many things stretched our tight budget. We spent a total of around 10-11 days travelling from Milan (with a day trip to lake Como) to Bolzano, from Bolzano to Badia and finally Badia down to Venice. So one thing

Backpacking FAQ. All the answers we had before we set off on our three year adventure around the world!

Before we headed off backpacking we had so many questions, when to book accommodation, how to keep everything safe and how to manage our money. Despite being so excited for a dream to finally come true, all these amazing places we would be heading out to see and the experiences we would be having… yet

Cruising The Nile & The Egyptian Temples from majestical Luxor

Back in 2010 I visited Egypt, cruising down the river Nile we experienced the many temples and historical sites this amazing country has to offer and along the way managed to see a side to this country many miss out on. This wonderful and intriguing country left me in awe and challenged many preconceptions and