10 TREKKING KIT ESSENTIALS

Trekking Kit – 10 Essentials for Every Long Hike

Putting together your trekking kit? Wondering what to put in your backpack? Read on for the 10 trekking kit essentials to pack for every long hike… Ever get that feeling that the mountains are calling? Whether you are an avid hiker or a novice, a trip into the mountains is an amazing answer to many of life’s stresses. Just being… Read more →

Wondering what trekking kit you need? Before you spent too much or pack to little, here's the 10 trekking kit essentials you should take on every long hike.... Read more →
The Importance of Travel Insurance

10 Times You’ll Realise The Importance of Travel Insurance

The importance of travel insurance was at the forefront of my mind last week as I spent an entire morning trying to unravel my trip plans. I was supposed to fly off to the West coast of the USA and Mexico for a month when my mum fell and broke her leg. That injury in itself wasn’t life threatening but the post-operation complications she… Read more →

Here are 10 times you'll realise the importance of travel insurance from cancelling your trip to lost or damaged gadgets to injuring others.... Read more →
The ultimate travel packing list - with packing tips and packing hacks it's the only travel packing checklist and packing template you'll need

The Only Packing List Template You’ll Ever Need

I’ve used this packing list template for a 14 day trip and a 14 month trip. The difference: I take my clothes to a laundry service about every 2 weeks when I’m away for longer. And if you’re looking to pack carry-on only, focus on those items with a * next to them. This list is suitable for a wide variety of… Read more →

This printable travel packing list with packing hacks and packing tips is perfect for short trips, carry-on, long trips, all destinations and climates.... Read more →
Long haul flight essentials

15 Long Haul Flight Essentials: What to Take Onboard

I fly long haul a lot, so it’s a good job I’m one of those people who loves flying. Still, what you take on board a long haul flight can make all the difference to your flying experience. Here’s my list of long haul flight essentials. 15 Long Haul Flight Essentials 1. A collapsable water bottle If there’s one thing… Read more →

These 15 long haul flight essentials can make the difference between a comfortable long haul flight and hours of discomfort and frustration mid-air.... Read more →
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Is Santorini Worth It?

Place a glossy travel mag in my hands and I’m as happy as the proverbial pig in sh!t. Page after page, I love pouring over pictures of cerulean seas and cloudless skies. But here’s the thing – those pictures of those destinations are no more real than the images of celebs in Vogue. Airbrushed and enhanced to not within a mile… Read more →

Is Santorini worth it? Is Santorini, Greece all blue buildings with stunning beaches and sunsets? The answer in pictures and an alternative to Santorini.... Read more →
Myanmar Itinerary and Places to visit in Myanmar

Myanmar Itinerary – Places to Visit in Myanmar

In this article you will find out how to plan your Myanmar itinerary. At the end, I include a suggested: 7 days Myanmar itinerary 10 days Myanmar itinerary 2 weeks Myanmar itinerary 3 weeks Myanmar itinerary I’ll also give you a run down of the main places to visit in Myanmar, tips for getting visas, taking transport and booking accommodation in the… Read more →

How to plan your Myanmar itinerary including the main places to visit in Myanmar and suggested itineraries for 7 and 10 days and 2, 3 and 4 weeks in Myanmar... Read more →
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Guide to Ngapali Beach Hotels, Restaurants and Sights

In this article you will find a guide to Ngapali Beach Hotels and Restaurants in Myanmar as well as information on the local area and sights. There’s also a map at the end. I loved my 3 weeks exploring Myanmar but there is no denying that the country with it’s new tourist infrastructure can be exhausting at time. So, by… Read more →

Guide to Ngapali Beach hotels ((luxury, mid-range and budget), restaurants, sights, information on the local area and a map of Ngapali beach in Myanmar... Read more →
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The Best Things to Do in Yangon

In this article you will find out the best things to do in Yangon, Myanmar, together with recommendations for where to eat and sleep. I’ve also created a map with Google maps showing all of the majors sights mentioned here. You’ll find that at the end. For many visitors, Yangon will be the first interaction they’ll have with Myanmar and it’s a… Read more →

Find out the best things to do in Yangon including a list and map of the sights, where to eat, where to sleep, recommended tours and day trips from the city... Read more →
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The Best Bagan Pagodas – Which Ones to See

There are thousands of Bagan pagodas – I know, because I’m pretty sure I saw them all. Ok, maybe not but swinging by almost 20 of them made it feel like I’d seen every pagoda that exists in the city. While it may have been exhausting at the time, it gave me a good basis for comparing the various temples. From… Read more →

Guide to the best Bagan Pagodas including the biggest, the best, some hidden temples and a local map to help you plan your sightseeing in Bagan.... Read more →
Things to Do in Bagan

Things to Do in Bagan – The Land of Pagodas

In this article you will find out the best things to do in Bagan, Myanmar – the land of pagodas… Once upon a time, Bagan was under a siege of development. Between the 11th and 13th centuries over 10,000 temples, pagodas and monastaries were built in the city. Today, around 2,000 of them still exist; all crammed into a 13… Read more →

A list of the best things to do in Bagan including temples, hot air balloon rides, hiking mount popa, sunrise, sunset, where to eat and where to stay.... Read more →