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Getting from Tulum to Caye Caulker; the cheap/stupid option!

Getting from Tulum to Caye Caulker; the cheap/stupid option!

How to get from Tulum to Caye Caulker. There are many blog posts about how to get from Tulum to Caye Caulker with the various options and routes to take. Most go on to explain the option that takes the ferry from Chetumal to Caye…

5 day trips from Havana

5 day trips from Havana

Havana has so much to offer but even the most hardened tourist might need to take a day off from the busy city. Luckily there are some great places nearby that you can get to experience the ‘real Cuba’ away from the rest of the…

Five places to stay in the Yucatan that aren’t Cancun – Plus tips and travel hacks for backpackers.

Five places to stay in the Yucatan that aren’t Cancun – Plus tips and travel hacks for backpackers.

While Cancun is famous for its all inclusive resorts I’d heard from many travellers it’s not the best place to be a backpacker. So where else can you stay on the peninsula? Here’s a run down of some of the most popular as well as…

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…

A Budget Backpackers Guide To Havana, Cuba

A Budget Backpackers Guide To Havana, Cuba

Havana is one of the most unique cities on the planet. It’s grand buildings reminiscent of Spanish colonialism in South America, echoes of Stalinist architecture from Russia, vibrant tastes of the Caribbean and a complex economical situation that is totally it’s own. It’s storied history…

How to beat the crowds at Chichen Itza

How to beat the crowds at Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is one of Mexico’s most famous tourist attractions. As one of the modern seven wonders of the world it’s no shock to hear it can get a little busy at times. What’s the best way to get great photos, beat the crowds and…

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!…

Best travel photos of 2019

Best travel photos of 2019

This year started in Japan and we’ve continued to travel to 31 countries including Ukraine, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Jordan. I got to tick a few things off of the bucket list including seeing the snow monkeys in Japan, Chernobyl, Meteora, St…

Marine Conservation Volunteer Opportunities

Marine Conservation Volunteer Opportunities

As an avid diver and nature lover I’ve always dreamed of doing conservation work involving the ocean. But I found it hard to know where to look. Facebook diving groups are a great place to start but I thought I’d compile all the information I’ve…

Top ten Christmas presents for the traveller in your life

Top ten Christmas presents for the traveller in your life

Stuck for ideas this Christmas? If you can’t quite afford that weekend in Prague for a special someoneĀ  or the Christmas markets in Vienna, get these travel inspired gifts instead. I have put together my top 10 travel gifts for this Christmas that every traveller…