How to spend 10 days in Laos: Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng & Vientiane

Itineraries, Laos 12th March 2017

Laos is perhaps a less popular destination than some of its other South East Asian neighbours but we were surprised to find it such a beautiful and fascinating country to visit. As we’ve continued our journey around this part of the world we’ve been happily advising everyone who hasn’t got it planned in to their itinerary to change their trip to include it.

Project Beta – Taste The World: Supporting Action Against Hunger

Food & Drink, General 10th March 2017

We’re thrilled to announce today that we’re going to be contributors in an exciting new initiative over the next couple of months – working together with Project Beta – Taste The World, supporting Action Against Hunger. In light of this, and to give you all a break from reading about our cooking classes, today’s Foodie Friday is just a short post about exactly what we’re going to be doing and more on this great cause.

10 Amazing Things to Do at Inle Lake

Adventures, Advice & Tips, Myanmar, Places, Top Lists 12th February 2017

Inle Lake was our absolute favourite place in Myanmar. Although some travellers find it a little touristy – especially in the context of the wider country which has relatively few tourists – we loved it. It has a laid back and chilled atmosphere, making it the perfect place to spend a few days relaxing and taking in what’s on offer.

Cooking Classes in South East Asia: Our 2017 Culinary Challenge

Adventures, Asia, Food & Drink 2nd February 2017

We’ve loved a good cooking class ever since a fantastic experience in Siem Reap where we had the opportunity to dress like chefs for the day and create some of our favourite dishes.

This was followed up by an equally awesome class we took in Myanmar.

Hiking & Helicopters – Exploring Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers

Adventures, New Zealand 7th December 2016

Located on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island are the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers – probably the most famous of the country’s many glaciers. In this handy guide, we’ll explain all about how to spend a couple of days exploring these incredible natural landscapes – including enjoying heli-hiking on the glacier itself!

A Perfect Day at Machu Picchu

Adventures, Itineraries, Latin America, Peru 13th November 2016

Most people are only fortunate enough to visit Machu Picchu once in their lifetime and as such, it’s really important that you spend your time wisely and visit as much as you physically can.

National & State Parks: The Best Thing About The US?

Adventures, North America 7th August 2016

While I’m in a blogging frame of mind as we sit in our apartment hiding out from tropical storms in Cancun, I’ve been thinking about just how much we enjoyed our visits to US National and State Parks while we were in America, and thought I’d write a little bit about these schemes and some of the highlights for us.

General 26th March 2017

10 Things We Want to Buy When We Go Home

I know, I know, I shouldn’t even be thinking about going home yet… we’re having an amazing time travelling the world and have several months until we have to catch our flight back to the UK. But bear with me, because there is a reason I’m thinking about it so early on and it makes perfect sense, to me at least.

I’m pretty sure that all of us have suffered with the dreaded ‘post holiday blues’ at some stage, even those Monday blues after a particularly good weekend can be hard to deal with. In my experience there’s nothing more depressing than heading for the airport when it’s time to return back to home and real life when you’ve had an incredible holiday.

Food & Drink, General, Malaysia 25th March 2017

Awesome Coffee Shops In Georgetown, Penang

The coffee addiction that I picked up in Vietnam and that Rob has nurtured for basically a lifetime continues. We went to Malaysia on a whim after seeing flights for £20 each and decided we’d spend a week relaxing and working, in a desperate attempt to earn some more money before visiting Japan.

We were forecast heavy thunderstorms, grey skies and almost constant rain, but when we arrived we actually found most days provided us with at least a few hours of beautiful sunshine.

Adventures, Food & Drink, Taiwan 24th March 2017

A Street Food Tour in Taipei: The Ultimate Dining Experience

Sadly we weren’t able to take our usual cooking class in Taiwan as it was surprisingly expensive and we simply couldn’t justify it given that we’re fairly broke these days. After doing some research the cheapest class I could find was 100USD per person which was so far out of our budget we may as well have been flying to the moon to learn how to cook. I mean, it’s not cheap here by South East Asian standards but it’s hardly the most expensive place we’ve visited so we were kind of shocked at the prices and sad that our cooking class challenge seemed to be coming to an untimely end.

Japan, Random 22nd March 2017

We need to talk about Manga…

As I write this, we are 24 hours from arriving in Japan, one of my most anticipated countries on our epic round the world adventure. You see to me, Japan has it all, culture, tradition and bags full of history. The people are thought to be some of the most respectful in the world, the food is awesome and even the technology in the bathroom is second to none. For me though, Japan has always stood out for two main reasons – Samurai and Manga.

Advice & Tips, Itineraries, Vietnam 21st March 2017

3 Weeks in Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

I struggled to find examples of itineraries I liked when preparing for three weeks in Vietnam. There are lots out there for two weeks, and even more for four weeks due to most people opting for either the free 15 day visa or the entry level 30 day visa. Whilst some examples of three week recommendations were available, none entirely ticked our boxes so we decided we’d share ours.

Adventures, Vietnam 19th March 2017

An Amazing Day Trip To Phong Nha National Park

If there’s one place you add to your travels in Vietnam – make it Phong Nha National Park. It was actually more of an accidental step in our itinerary through Vietnam than anywhere we’d harboured a desire to include. After buying a copy of the Lonely Planet from a street seller in Hanoi we saw the park was located conveniently between Hanoi and Hue and decided to spend a day there. Way back when we’d been planning our trip Rob had mentioned some caves he’d like to see in Vietnam and it turned out this was where they were located so it seemed the perfect addition to our trip through Vietnam.

Adventures, General, Taiwan 18th March 2017

Some Awesomely Quirky Shops To Visit In Taiwan

We never really go shopping while travelling so this was a bit of a turn up for the books. Occasionally we might replace some of our grotty worn out clothes at a market or head to the food hall in a fancy shopping mall, but generally speaking we’re not big on wandering round the shops. In Taiwan though, we stumbled across some of the coolest department stores we’ve ever seen.

Food & Drink, Thailand 17th March 2017

Our Cooking Class in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thai food is forever my favourite. While I love Cambodian cuisine and in the end Burmese flavours won me over, if I had to choose I’d always fall back on Thai flavours. From spicy green curry to creamy Massaman, and from Khao Soi noodles to Pad Thai I love every single dish I’ve ever tried during my 3 trips to Thailand! Perhaps I’ve been lucky but (touch wood) I’ve never been ill the way I have in other Asian countries and I can’t get enough of those Thai flavours. I think my one true love might be mango sticky rice… but anyway, you catch my drift.

Advice & Tips, Itineraries, Malaysia 16th March 2017

How To Spend A Week In Malaysia

Before we dive on into this itinerary post a quick disclaimer that a week definitely isn’t long enough to see everything that Malaysia has to offer. If like us though, you’ve found some cheap flights and decided to have an extended stop over, you can definitely see plenty of amazing places in a week. Kuala Lumpur is one of the biggest transport hubs in South East Asia and hosts Air Asia HQ meaning there are tons of cheap flights into the city from many different countries.

Random, Top Lists 14th March 2017

My Favourite Blogs: Round 1

I know these kinds of posts are eternally popular with bloggers and perhaps a little over done but I thought I’d hop on the bandwagon anyway. The more I blog the more I tend to read other blogs, and I’m continually adding new ones to my browsing list. I’ve actually always been a fan of reading blogs and whenever I discover one that makes me want to delve back into the archives and continue to check back for new posts I know I’m onto a winner.