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Baja California Road Trip Itinerary Mexico

Your Ultimate Baja California Road Trip Itinerary

Oceans, mountains, valleys, desert, giant cacti, whales, sea lions, tacos and beaches – taking a Baja California road trip down Mexico’s famous Ruta 1 (Route 1) gives you a lot to play with; over a thousand kilometres of coastline to play with, in fact. I visited the Baja California peninsula for the first time a few years ago but I… Read more →

Guide to a Baja California road trip in Mexico driving from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas including things to do in Baja California, driving tips and safety.... Read more →
15 Things To Do in Bordeaux (3)

15 Things To Do in Bordeaux (Besides Taste Wine)

I love wine. And I especially love Bordeaux wine. How could I not? Bordeaux is one of the finest wine producing regions in the world. But what if you don’t want to go wine tasting in Bordeaux? Or your kids have tagged along (as toddlers are prone to do). Or you’ve ticked off all your intended vineyards and you’re left… Read more →

Things to do in Bordeaux besides wine tasting: This guide includes Europe's largest sand dune, where to eat in Bordeaux and Bordeaux's top attractions.... Read more →
How to Go Wine Tasting in Ensenada - Main

How To Go Wine Tasting in Ensenada

Want to know how to go wine tasting in Ensenada? Want to know which vineyards to visit, which wine tour company to book with, where to stay and what to do in Ensenada? You’ll find it in this guide. Step into any bar in Mexico and the drink of choice is overwhelmingly beer. Which may explain why Mexican wine is… Read more →

A guide to how to go wine tasting in Ensenada, which vineyards to visit, which tour company (with 10% off), where to stay and what to do in Ensenada.... Read more →
Visiting Tijuana from San Diego

Visiting Tijuana from San Diego – The Ultimate Guide

Want to know how to get to Tijuana from San Diego, the best things to do in Tijuana, where to stay and is Tijuana safe to visit? In his guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about visiting Tijuana from San Diego. Sitting just 20 miles (32 kilometres) south of San Diego, it’s hard to believe that a few… Read more →

A guide to how to get to Tijuana from San Diego, the best things to do in Tijuana, where to stay in Tijuana and is Tijuana safe to visit?... Read more →
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. CLICK HERE TO PIN THIS TRIP 15 Long Haul Flight Essentials 1. A collapsable… 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 →
Is Santorini Worth It Main

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 →