I always wanted to speak a second language, but I could never motivate myself to learn one, nor could I decide which language to learn. That was until I visited Cuba, and that's when I knew I wanted to learn Spanish. Since then I have visited several countries in South America and I have realised... Continue Reading →
I first joined Couchsurfing in October 2016 and it has changed the way I travel since then. I joined the online community in preparation of a trip I was taking through North America, as I wanted to meet real locals that the hostel environment just cant deliver on. There are plenty of other reasons why you... Continue Reading →
Paris is an incredibly expensive city and being one of Europe's fashion capitals and surely one of its most iconic cities; that was always going to be expected. I would not let that discourage any backpacker from visiting here though as Paris does have excellent amenities for anyone looking to see this city on a... Continue Reading →
After living on the most isolated continent in the world for 67 days, it was time to leave Antarctica. Our ticket out? Oh just your casual ice breaking cargo ship that is designed to sail through sea ice and the roughest sea in the world and dock at the Falkland Islands. No big deal. Yet... Continue Reading →
It's clear to see that you're getting serious about your travelling when you are reading this article. The travel bug has bitten you. Thankfully there are jobs in the world that allow for like-minded people. A prime example of this is when I was working in London. I was getting the train home when I read... Continue Reading →
I made it my objective to see all of the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2016. The list includes: Petra, Jordan - Christ the Redeemer, Brazil - Machu Pichu, Peru - Chichen Itza, Mexico - The Great Wall, China - Taj Mahal, India - The Colosseum, Italy. So far I have been to... Continue Reading →
If the London scene just isn't doing it for you, or you just want an adventure outside of the congested capital. Then have at look at these 5 day trips from London.
Cape Town is an incredibly diverse city, with some incredible natural sights coinciding beside a bustling city. During your stay in Cape Town, make sure to hit up some these day trips from the city, if not all of them. Here are my top 5 day trips.
When you are travelling you might get the urge to volunteer. When I was in Peru, a dreadful flooding occurred, causing many fatalities, destroying roads and bridges. This caused delays in aid getting to the people in most need. A friend of mine helped volunteer to dig debris and run offs for water to bypass... Continue Reading →
An in depth guide to my South American adventure. Me and some friends spent 7 weeks travelling from the Falkland Islands to Colombia. Crossing through Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Ecudaor mainly by coach. Click here to see a coverage of costs, activities and transportation in Latin America
South America holds some of the most rewarding sights in the world, but it can also be a challenging experience travelling through this continent. While more and more people are making their way out to this continent, it has become a more navigable than before. Here are my top 10 tips that I wish I... Continue Reading →
While getting to the summit of Machu Pichu is possible as a day trip, it does take away from the authenticity of the adventure of hiking and camping to the top. Unfortunately I got caught for time thanks to my indecisiveness of whether to Machu Pichu or not to Machu Pichu. This was down to... Continue Reading →
Peru is an extremely biodiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river Thus creating some... Continue Reading →
Ecuador is home to some of the most diverse landscape in the world. An Amazonian rainforest covered with volcanoes and animals species of both northern and southern hemisphere regions, it's no wonder Ecuador has the demand for tourism that it has. Here is my list of Ecuador's top 5 gems; 1. Galapagos Islands: A... Continue Reading →
I did this road trip in a hired campervan back in September 2015 and it is still one of the best journeys I ever took. It's the trip that finally convinced me to start-up a blog and to try pursue a career in travel. Without being biased (honestly!), the west coast of Ireland has to be... Continue Reading →
In April 2015 I wanted to go to Berlin for Easter. I had done some research and I seen the markets that the Germans prop up for Easter are a major event and I also was desperate to finally step foot into the Fatherland. When I looked up the prices of the flights, the holidays... Continue Reading →
Unfortunately due to an incredibly high demand from adventurers looking to head in to Patagonia and hike Torres del Paine, there are a lot of rules, bookings and yes...expenses. It's true, the more south of Santiago you go, the more expensive Chile becomes. Tourists only venture this far down south for the great hikes and... Continue Reading →
Yungas Road in Bolivia, or most commonly known as 'Death Road', is one of the more daring adventures in South America. It gets its name from the fact that in 2006, it's estimated that 200-300 people died on this road. While a majority of the road has been modernised and made safe, the original North Yungas... Continue Reading →
If you are planning on visiting Bolivia, then the chances are you have heard of the 4x4 tour that takes three days to get into Chile (or Chile into Bolivia) via Salar de Uyuni. I would 100% recommend this trip, it was one (if not the best) trip in my life. Three days in the desert... Continue Reading →
From living in London and using the underground as my main method of transportation you get to know a few things about it that can make your days a bit easier. Here are some quick points to help make riding the tube a more manageable experience. Oyster Card: A contactless card that you top-up... Continue Reading →
When visiting Ireland don't spend all your time on the mainland. Ireland has some of the most incredible islands imaginable, its like going back to stone age times. With the Atlantic oceans curvature visible on the horizon, not many places become as dramatic as here.
After living in London for nearly 4 year now I do have a little list of my favourite things to here in the capital. From sights, markets and bars.
I made the decision to move to London in late 2013. Ireland was slumped in an economic recession since 2008 and showed only vague signs of improving in the future. In my sector, the construction industry, work was almost non-existent, and with low pay. My parents had just immigrated to Canada almost one year before... Continue Reading →
A more effieint method of getting around Paris than walking,and a cheaper way than a taxi...the Paris Metro. Paris is divided into five zones, but I could not see any reason why you would want to go any futher than zones 1-2. You can learn from here what tickets to get before you even land... Continue Reading →
"When in Rome do as the Romans do", well that's my excuse for hitting up the coffee shops in Amsterdam. From my experience I was not a huge fan of these so-called ''cafés'', I found them too congested and loud. I didn't get the chilled out vibe that everyone talks about from their experience here. However, there... Continue Reading →
Cuba has many laws and regulations that you normally wouldn't be accustomed to. Just getting in and out of the country can prove to be a stressful experience. Here are the lessons I learned during my stay in Havana: Converting Your Money: In Cuba they have two currencies. One for tourists; the CUC (Cuban... Continue Reading →
If you are planning a visit to Cancún and just want to relax at the resorts, or just party for spring break, well then you are going to waste one of the worlds most amazing destinations. I mean that. There is so much more to do here than people realise. Here are my top 5... Continue Reading →
Cancún is already a cheap city to visit. Avoiding purchases on the strip is a bonus. Here are my top budget busting tips when you visit this amazing city: Getting From the Airport to Downtown: As soon as you walk out of the airport, you are going to be facing an army of taxi drivers,... Continue Reading →
If you are lucky enough to be planning a trip to Banff, than you better bring a lot of cash and takes some notes from here. The activities to do here seem to be never-ending. I spent 6 days in Banff and I hardly did justice to the place. If you have not got a... Continue Reading →
Most of the sightseeing in Vancouver costs a fortune to put it quiet bluntly. Do not panic! I found some great super saving cheats while I was here. If you search things to do here, chances are the Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the first things on your list. While this is a great... Continue Reading →
So many people have no interest in ever visiting Las Vegas because of its notorious reputation. They don't realise because its location, you are so close to some of the most iconic national parks and engineering structures in the country. Here are my favourite day tours from Las Vegas; 1. Grand Canyon National Park Needing... Continue Reading →
From my experience in the 'city of sin'; I actually found it quite affordable. However in saying that, Vegas gets the title of sin because of its luring extravagant lifestyle (always associate extravagant with expensive). Here are some tips I learned to help the honest backpacker budget themself; Public Transport I found buses here to... Continue Reading →
When visiting New York there are couple of things I wish I knew before I went. Here are my top 5 things that you should know before you go
Credit cards can often be a burden and feel like a never ending debt accumulating in your wallet. However f you use them wisely, you save and even earn bonuses and your piece of plastic! Here are my top tips when choosing a credit card.
While insurance coverage should be a vital part of your travel, most people don't get it. Insurance is essential, and here are the most important inclusions your insurance should cover
There are a few travel hacks to get discounted flights. Be it credit card bonuses or other methods. Check it out here to see how you can save.