It's important to learn some basic vocabulary when you travel to a country where you don't speak the language. Even just a few phrases will make things a lot easier for you, and the locals always like to hear you making an effort.
Travel can make you feel liberated, but one thing often squashes that sense of freedom the minute you land at your destination: visa requirements. It’s a breeze getting into countries like Thailand, where you don’t need a visa, but Vietnam is another story.
I would venture to say most people have never heard of Kalibo. It seems the majority of travellers who visit the Philippines (RP) focus on Manila and its large island or Cebu. If you’ve visited the beach resort of Boracay, it’s possible you at least passed through Kalibo; however, newer...
Packing for a big round-the-world trip is exciting. A hundred posts have been written on what to pack and why, guiding antsy backpackers in this most important step of their travel experience. However, there's a lot of misinformation out there.
Deciding to leave everything behind and head off on an epic journey is one of the best decisions you can make. You'll learn about yourself and about the world and you'll have an amazing experience. I'm sure I don't need to convince you! If you've decided to take the plunge,...
It’s been a proper season for getting caught in storms, mudslides closing the only road to my destination and border guards getting right up my nose! Let me dial it back a few days to a calm trip down from Cancun to the Cayes is Belize.
Cusco is one of the most-visited towns in Peru, mostly because it's the jumping-off point for tours to Machu Picchu. There are also a lot of other ruins nearby, and there's a picturesque town square which hosts procession nearly every week.
So there you are halfway through your adventure in New Zealand and you come back from a day of White Water Rafting to find that your campervan is covered with graffiti. Most people would be shattered - thoughts of their credit card bill float through their head and they are...
The Bay of Islands, near the northern tip of New Zealand is a standout for many a visitor to NZ. For most, the islands that sit beyond the golden beaches are no more than the backdrops to their photos.
Here’s a secret: the best shopping in Italy isn’t located in Rome or Milan. It’s in Florence. If you’re planning on visiting a few different cities in Italy, see the Coliseum in Rome, take a gondola ride in Venice, and wait until you arrive in Florence to do your hardcore shopping.