Itinerary Planning

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 →
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 →
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 →
Best things to do in Yangon Main

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 →
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Taking the Boat from Bagan to Mandalay

In this article you will find details of how to take the boat from Bagan to Mandalay including booking your ticket, what to expect on board, the sights along the way and a short video of the journey.  There was no way I could go to Myanmar (formerly Burma) and not travel the road to Mandalay. Rudyard Kipling had all but… Read more →

How to take the boat from Bagan to Mandalay - booking tickets, what to expect on board, the sights along the way and a short video of the journey.... Read more →