Milan to Bellagio: An incredible Lake Como day trip from Milan, Italy

After spending a few day exploring the effortlessly elegant city of Milan we were keen to get out of the crowded streets and into the surrounding countryside and searches for the best day trips from Milan. One of the places we had always dreamt of visiting was Lake Como and the pastel colours towns that

Christchurch to Lake Tekapo & Lake Pukaki: A Beautiful Day Trip to the Start of The Southern Alps

living in Christchurch, the largest and main city on the South Island of New Zealand not only has its benefits in terms of lifestyle, beautiful surroundings including several beaches, nearby mountains and great hiking, but its also a perfect base from which to explore the rest of the South Island. Compared to places like Australia,

Great Scenic Railway Journeys: From Stunning Scenery and Local Experiences to Luxury Journeys and Engineering Marvels.

Train travel is our absolute favourite way to get around and wherever possible we always jump at the chance to take the train rather than flying, buses or even driving. There is something romantic about chugging through scenic landscapes in the comfort (or not in some cases!) of a train carriage. Just the right speed

Delving into the post apocalyptic world of abandoned soviet Chernobyl and exploring the eerie streets of Pripyat.

For years now visiting Chernobyl and the post apocalyptic abandoned soviet town of Pripyat had been a dream. There is something eerily alluring about the idea of a town trapped in time, as the world has moved on this time capsule of the soviet era has been slowly crumbing. Twisting this once idealistic Utopian dream

Travel Photography Tips for Beginners: How to Better Capture Your Memories and Experiences

Travelling is a magical time filled with experiences and memories that will live with you forever, but often as well as the memories we cherish dearly, we want to capture the places we visit as well as our time there. We often strive for better photos, capturing postcard worthy scenes and doing the incredible sights

Iconic locations around Europe to visit as a music lover from Beethoven to the Beatles!

Music is the great inspirer along with travel itself, in fact, both of these are two great passions in our lives and have inspired each other over the years to no end. Combing two passions is an incredible experience and one we’ve been lucky enough to do many times whilst travelling. Visiting filming locations for

Paragliding off Babadag Mountain and landing on the stunning Blue Lagoon Beach in Oludeniz, Turkey!

Back in 2006 I visited Oludeniz for the first time, this picturesque beach town on the south coast of Turkey was somewhere Shorty (Paul) had visited many times growing up and we were keen to check it out! Of course, being over 10 years ago and a family holiday it was VERY different to our

Things to do in The Cameron Highlands: A guide to Hiking the Dramatic Tea Plantations, Dense Jungles & Incredible Mountains of the Region. Plus Some Relaxing Activities Too!

Malaysia is such a diverse country and one of the places that really illustrates that is the landscape of the Cameron Highlands. Whilst the rest of the country is baked in sun and sweating in the humid conditions, up here the temperature and climate is totally different. The landscape, wildlife and the lifestyle is unique

Learning to SCUBA dive in Borneo: Completing our PADI course in the most stunning and unexpected place!

When we set off backpacking around South East Asia, doing a PADI course to become qualified open water SCUBA divers was one of the first things we added to our list of things to do! After doing a taster session over 10 years ago on a family holiday to Turkey and also having friends who

Penang Itinerary: What to do in Penang in 3 days. A Guide to this Beautiful & Historic Town in Malaysia.

Malaysia, as we’ve waxed lyrical before about, became one of our favourite countries in South East Asia. The amount of diversity within the culture, landscape, architecture and activities on offers across the two halves of the country are unrivalled. From the bustling capital of Kuala Lumpur to the rolling hillsides of the tea plantations of

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Borneo: The Ultimate Kota Kinabalu Itinerary

The small but lively city of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah on the Malaysian side of Borneo is a world away from KL! The distinct culture and history of Bornean Malaysia combined with the dense jungles, unique wildlife, stunning coastline and the towering 4000m Mt Kinabalu makes it an enchanting place to visit. Having already fallen

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 Guide To An Activity Holiday in Greece: More Than Just Beaches and Ruins!

Greece is an incredibly diverse country to visit with much more to it than just beaches and ancient ruins! Sitting in the incredible blue waters of the Mediterranean sea this mountainous landscape offers something for everyone. Sure, you can relax on a beach and indulge in the delicious Greek cuisine after wandering around two thousand-year old

Things To Do In Vang Vieng: A Guide To This Beautiful & Adventure Filled Backpacker Paradise!

Vang Vieng was once a byword for backpackers excess and the devastating effects it can have on a place. In the past this wonderful village surrounded by mountains and stunning rivers was described as a “Paradise Lost”, engulfed by the drunken backpackers who would pass through without a care for the culture or indeed the

Visiting the awe inspiring Leshan Giant Buddha in China, the largest pre modern Buddha in the world! A perfect day trip from Chengdu.

 A magical and mysterious place, this ancient wonder left us in awe and made a perfect day trip from Chengdu to Leshan. The sheer scale of this enormous place almost too much to take in, the 90 year project of a dedicated monk it is still one of China’s most sacred Buddhist locations. It draws