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Bribri Costa Rica: Meeting a tribe in the Costa Rican jungle

Do you drink and eat chocolate every day I asked the village elder as we slowly stirred the large pot of 100% cocoa? He said of course with a twinkle in his eye. He said a few sentences in Spanish which I couldn’t quite understand (my Spanish isn’t ...

Amazing Places To Volunteer With Animals Abroad

Planet Earth is home to more than 8 million species. Now I know us humans like to think we are the only ones on this ball of rock but like it or not we have to share our world with others. Sadly on our travels we have seen animals suffering in so ...

Gobi Manchurian Recipe – Gobi Manchurian Dry and Gobi Manchurian Gravy

Welcome to another recipe from our global recipe swap series, a Gobi Manchurian Recipe. Who knew cauliflower could be so yummy! This Gobi Manchurian recipe is one of my favourite indo chinese recipes. It’s a dish that combines two of the ...

The Golden Circle, Iceland: An amazing day trip around Reykjavik

As I walked down the pathway it started to snow, I noticed to the right of me a huge gap and another pathway all mangled up. I overheard a tour guide explaining to some fellow tourists that a minor earthquake had occurred a few weeks before and it ...

A 48 hour guide to St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales

The sun was beating down on me as I came out of the cave in my kayak. I was buzzing as I had never kayaked through a cave before. The ocean was so blue I was tempted to jump in and cool off but I was worried I wouldn’t be able to climb back into ...

7 of the Best Hikes in Scotland

One of the best ways to experience Scotland is by hiking. This nation may be small, but it boasts of beautiful and incomparable landscapes and sceneries. From hills to high mountains, to the forest path, Riverside, and coastal trails, you’re ...

Nuuksio National Park – The perfect day trip from Helsinki, Finland

I gingerly stepped on to the frozen river feeling like an astronaut exploring a new world. I had some trepidation as I took those first few steps, knowing that any minute my weight will crack the ice and I will fall in. Seconds later the ...

Where to stay: Hotel Casa Chameleon, Las Catalinas, Costa Rica

A stunning 5* hotel with out of this world views. Our journey to Hotel Casa Chameleon was bumpy metaphorically and physically. After staying two nights at the awful coastal town of Playas del Coco and then taking 3 bumpy bus rides to our pick up ...

Taste: Fish Amok Recipe: Cambodia’s National Dish

When we were heading to Cambodia I couldn’t wait to see its world famous temples and meet the friendly locals. One thing I knew nothing about was Cambodian Cuisine. Being between two culinary heavyweights like Thailand and Vietnam kind of ...

Tallinn Sightseeing – Discover why Estonia’s capital is our new favourite place

There are some destinations that just don’t register on your radar. It could be that the destination aimed its tourism at a different market or there wasn’t enough exposure on the place. This is exactly how I felt about Tallinn in Estonia. When ...

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica: An incredible National Park full of wildlife

Hang on a minute. This wasn’t supposed to happen. People told us that we would have Manuel Antonio Beach (Playa Manuel Antonio) to ourselves at this time (it was 07:30), but here we are surrounded by locals. One has plonked himself on my towel and ...

The 11 best gardens and parks in East London

I have lived in London for almost 20 years and the city never ceases to amaze me. Did you know that 47% of London is green space? Neither did I. Or that there are 8 million trees in the city? That’s one for every person who lives here. Eco watch ...

How to travel from Colombo to Kandy by train, taxi or bus

In this post, we share with you essential tips to help you travel from Colombo to Kandy, cheaply and comfortably. You might be questioning if you should take the Colombo to Kandy train or if a taxi from Colombo to Kandy might be easier. Read on to ...

Things to do in Granada, Nicaragua

The beauty of having no plans when you travel is that on a whim you can decide to visit another town or in this case another country! We were happy travelling around Costa Rica when we noticed that Nicaragua was only a few hours away by bus from ...

The 13 scariest destinations to celebrate halloween

Culture Halloween is celebrated all around the world. Contrary to popular belief, Halloween actually began in Ireland not the USA. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival called Samhain where people would light bonfires and ...

Iglesia La Merced, Granada, Nicaragua

Culture Iglesia La Merced in Granada, Nicaragua is probably the most beautiful church in the city. It was originally built in 1539 but like the city itself the church has had many facelifts as it has been destroyed and rebuilt many times over the ...

Elephant Nature Park : The best place to volunteer with elephants in Thailand

Volunteer: If you are looking for a place to volunteer with elephants in Thailand then there is no better place than the Elephant Nature Park near Chiang Mai. A few years ago we visited this wonderful place with my parents and we were blown away at ...

10 Alternative Holiday Destinations To Avoid The Crowds

Happy World Tourism Day! Although many people around the world won’t be celebrating world tourism day today, in fact they most probably will be protesting about the state of tourism in their cities. In 2017 there have been protests about mass ...

10 Exceptional Hotels in Sinharaja, Sri Lanka

Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a National Park and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Southern Sri Lanka. The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests ecoregion, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its ...

Volunteer With Monkeys At The International Primate Rescue Sanctuary

Volunteer: If you are looking for a place to volunteer with monkeys then there is no better place than the International Primate Rescue Centre in South Africa. International Primate Rescue started life as the Marmoset Welfare ...

The Place I Keep Returning To

Travel Bloggers love visiting new places. No matter how much we travel there always seems to be another place we want to visit. Our bucket lists get longer and longer even though we keep ticking it off (a bit like my to do lists!) Which got me ...

San Sebastian Pintxos Tour with Devour tours

When we were looking at a destination to go celebrate my 40th birthday the decision was super easy. I wanted a walking city with decent weather but above all I wanted good food. San Sebastian was the obvious choice, especially since it’s been on my ...

Places To Visit In Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

For such a small Island Sri Lanka has a huge range of diversity. You can go from beaches to highlands and wildlife spotting to ancient temples all in a matter of hours. Before visiting Sri Lanka we had heard of Galle, Colombo and Ella but admittedly ...

Volunteer With Orangutans At The Orangutan Foundation

One of our favourite memories of past travels is when we sat and observed Orangutans in their natural habitat on Sumatra, Indonesia. How anyone can question if we are related to these beautiful animals is beyond me. They clearly haven’t looked into ...

10 Exceptional Anuradhapura Hotels For Any Budget

Anuradhapura is the ancient capital of the Sinhalese people of Sri Lanka. This sacred city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must visit when you get to Sri Lanka. With countless temples, stupas and monasteries, Anuradhapura is the perfect spot ...



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