Asia

Cat Ba Island: for a cheaper (and better) Halong Bay experience

Cat Ba Island, at 260 square kilometres, is the largest island in Vietnam’s iconic Halong Bay. It is best described as a cluster of the bay’s limestone karsts that have formed together to create a larger island. Although the main town, Cat Ba Town, is nothing to behold, exploring further inland you will find roads… Continue reading Cat Ba Island: for a cheaper (and better) Halong Bay experience

Central America

Leon & Granada: Nicaragua’s colonial towns

Leon The beautiful colonial city of Leon and it’s surroundings are buzzing with things to see and do. Celebrating the university’s 100th year at the time of our visit back in November 2014, the city was even more alive than ever; every evening the streets were packed with families, students and tourists alike, enjoying live music… Continue reading Leon & Granada: Nicaragua’s colonial towns

Travel Tips

How to avoid being ripped off abroad

Even the most seasoned of travellers get tricked out of their money abroad. When you’re new to a country and unfamiliar with the currency and the cost of living, it’s impossible to know how much something is worth without a little shopping around – whether it’s the cost of a taxi ride, a bottle of… Continue reading How to avoid being ripped off abroad

Travel Tips

Why we should all hitchhike more

In many places around the world, hitchhiking is the norm, and a widely used method of getting around. I’m from the UK, however, where the majority of people seem terrified by the very idea, convinced that getting into a stranger’s car could only be asking for trouble. And as for picking somebody up from the… Continue reading Why we should all hitchhike more

Travel Tips

Travel essentials to never turn your nose up at

Every time I go travelling I think, ‘Next time I’m not going to bring that. But I AM going to bring that.’ Some things that seemed like a great idea pre-trip turn out to be totally useless on your travels. Others you wish you’d had the foresight to pack. Here are five essential items that,… Continue reading Travel essentials to never turn your nose up at

Travel Tips

10 dos and don’ts for making the most of your travelling adventure

1. Don’t overspend Make the most of your every penny. Don’t overspend and end up having to head home earlier than intended because you bought five too many pairs of harem pants. 2. Don’t underspend Equally, don’t scrimp too much and miss out on what could be some of the most memorable experiences of your… Continue reading 10 dos and don’ts for making the most of your travelling adventure