10 Things to Do in Bolivia

As South American countries go, landlocked Bolivia is not that big. It is also strangely well-down the lists when it comes to most visited countries on the backpacker trail. We’re really not sure why. Yes, it lacks some of the infrastructure and polish of the countries which surround it when tourism is the subject, but […]

10 Things to Do in New Zealand

1) Tick a Thing (or Ten) Off That Bucket List Bucket-list entries vary considerably from person to person but many which occur over and again on the lists of the young and adventurous include such things as sky diving, bungee jumping, mountain trekking, white-water rafting, seeing whales in the ocean, visiting a live volcano, cage […]

10 Things to Do in New Zealand…The Alternative List

New Zealand pretty much has it all when it comes to things to see and do, whether your tastes tend towards the naturally spectacular or the adrenaline-fuelled adventure experience. However, along with some of its more well known draws it also has plenty in the quirkier or downright unusual side of things too. What’s more, […]

10 Things to Pack for the Rio Olympics

If you’re travelling to Brazil for the Rio Olympics this summer, you may be wondering what sort of things you should be packing for your trip. While you’ve probably got an idea of the clothing you’ll be taking (havaianas at the ready!), there are a few Brazil travel essentials you may not have added to […]

10 Things to Do in Laos

Land-locked and small, Laos often gets overlooked, surrounded as it is by its well-established tourist industry neighbours of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. However, Laos is packed with the fascinating and the spectacular, particularly for the traveller seeking an escape from the hordes and in search of the less-developed South East Asian experience. Dramatic limestone mountains, dense […]

10 Must-Try Foods Around the World

Sampling the specific cuisine and speciality dishes of the countries you are passing through is something which adds enormously to the excitement and pleasure of travel. Getting stuck into the food how the locals do it can give you a window onto a specific culture like nothing else. Many world dishes are so powerfully iconic […]

10 Things to Do in Fiji

No-one would blame you if your intentions while travelling in Fiji revolve purely around lazing on its tropical beaches which come unvaryingly in the guise of perfect South Pacific idyll. However, these volcanic islands, populated with folk of the enchanting kind, can offer more than just astonishingly lovely coconut palm-fringed sands and sea. Here are […]

Our Favourite Travel Gifts for 2015

*Disclaimer* – This is our 2015 travel gift guide, you can view our 2016 gift guide here. We like to think we have some pretty amazing and useful gadgets in our online travel store, and since our last travel gift guide we’ve had some great new additions to our range. So we thought we’d share […]

Top 10 Things to Do in Peru

If you’re planning a gap year in South America, Peru is most likely on your itinerary! The Republic of Peru, once the home of the ancient and powerful Inca Empire, is bordered by both the Pacific Ocean and other South American countries. Conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century, this land today is packed […]

India: 10 Unmissable Things to Do & See

This vast country cradles within its expansive arms a bewildering and seemingly endless diversity of landscapes, cultures and people which can both delight and overload the senses on every level. Its constant displays of abject poverty can jar on the emotions while the ever-present dust and pungency of dung smoke and diesel fumes can irritate […]