Carnival in San Martin Tilcajete – Oaxaca, Mexico

Carnival in San Martin Tilcajete – Oaxaca, Mexico

You’ve never experienced Carnival like this before. On the outskirts of Oaxaca City lies a small town famous for it’s Alebrijes meaning “Joy for its colours”. But these wooden painted carvings aren’t the only colourful thing this town has to offer. Once a year at…

How to do a day trip to the Monarch butterfly reserves from Mexico City

How to do a day trip to the Monarch butterfly reserves from Mexico City

This guide will give you all the information you need to do a day trip to the Monarch butterfly reserves from Mexico City. Imagine being surrounded by thousands of butterflies high in the central mountains of Mexico. It’s a true natural spectacle that is unique…

Why isn’t everyone backpacking in Belize?

Why isn’t everyone backpacking in Belize?

Honestly I didn’t know a lot about Belize before we came. I knew it was small just 400,000 people, locals speak English and there’s a big blue hole. That’s pretty much it. It turns out Belize is one of the most underrated backpacker destinations in…

Holbox – The island paradise away from the crowds of Cancun

Holbox – The island paradise away from the crowds of Cancun

If you want to get off the beaten path in Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Holbox is the answer. Get back to nature and away from the crowds. Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel can feel a little tourist heavy. But make the extra effort to get…

Petra in pictures – plus tips before you go

Petra in pictures – plus tips before you go

Jordan is a wonderfully welcoming country. Whether you choose to stay in the capital Amman or the up and coming port city of Aqaba, that lies on Jordan’s small slice of the Red Sea, Petra is an easy day trip with a lot to offer!…

Diving in the Red Sea – Aqaba, Jordan

Diving in the Red Sea – Aqaba, Jordan

Jordan may not be the most well known place for diving in the Red Sea. Neighbours like Israel and Egypt often top lists of the best places to dive in the world but Jordan has it’s own unique slice of the Red Sea ripe to…

Is Chernobyl proof that there is still hope for our future?

Is Chernobyl proof that there is still hope for our future?

The single biggest man made disaster in the history of the world. The nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl was an accident of epic proportions worsened by the refusal of major powers to admit to the problem (sound familiar?). But it’s not all doom and gloom as…

Taking A Road Trip Through The Baltic’s – Plus VISA FREE St Petersburg and Minsk

Taking A Road Trip Through The Baltic’s – Plus VISA FREE St Petersburg and Minsk

Why visit three countries when you can go to five? The Baltic’s are an epic road trip by themselves but added with their Russian neighbours, St Petersburg and Minsk, they are an insight in to a totally different side to the Europe you know. Here…

How to visit Russia Visa Free – A simple guide to visiting St Petersburg by ferry

How to visit Russia Visa Free – A simple guide to visiting St Petersburg by ferry

Getting a visa puts a lot of people off visiting Russia as it can be a lengthy and expensive process but did you know you can visit totally visa free? Just enter St. Petersburg by cruise or ferry and you are allowed to spend 72…

Top 10 European destinations you probably haven’t heard of

Top 10 European destinations you probably haven’t heard of

There’s no denying Europe is a great spot for your holiday, but the truth is it’s bloody packed! If you’ve ever tried to get up the Eiffel Tower, check out the Colosseum or visit Anne Frank’s house you’ll be well aware the queues are absolutely…