Guide To Tortuguero National Park Costa Rica

It is a truth universally acknowledged* that the more difficult it is to reach a place, the more rewarding it is when you get there. That’s proven true on so many of my trips (Copper Canyon, San Blas Islands, Senegal to name a few). However, it’s a truth not to be taken for granted in … Read more

10 Essential Things To Do In Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

black and white capuchin monkey sat in a tree in manuel antonio national park

The light woke me. I blinked, looked out of the bus window and smiled as I saw slithers of golden beach and aqua ocean glinting beyond the shade of the trees. This is the Costa Rica I came for. Even the air had changed. I wasn’t in San Jose anymore.  10 Things To Do In … Read more

20 Things To Do In Verbier In Winter

Verbier is a Swiss mountain town and modern hub that sits high up in the Alps. It has grown out of strong sporting roots and still now an active lifestyle is embedded in the culture. Many-a pro athlete choose Verbier as home base, the great outdoors a playground for activity and extreme sport both in … Read more

Best Things To Do In The Everglades

Things To Do In the everglades Crocodile

The Everglades is the only place in the world where you can see both crocodiles and alligators. Under an hour’s drive from Miami, the question shouldn’t be ‘is it worth visiting the Everglades’, but ‘when’? Admittedly, it took me a while to shift my butt off Miami beach and out into the heat and humidity of … Read more

Planning A Kruger National Park Safari from Johannesburg

Kruger Safari from Johannesburg - giraffe

Over 100 years old, covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres and home to The Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo), Kruger National Park in South Africa is one of the oldest, largest and most popular safari parks in Africa. Which is why I chose Kruger for my first ever safari. As a complete newbie, … Read more

ACL Surgery Recovery – 15 Things I Would Have Done Differently

This might be another side-venture from my usual travel topic but ‘that post’ about my ACL surgery has fast become one of the most popular on this site. Not only have people told me it’s been a huge help, it’s offered a place for people to share their own stories and, in doing that, help … Read more

11 Best Things to do in Austria in Winter (Besides Skiing)

If I asked you what there was to do in Austria in winter, what would be the first thing that came to mind? For most people, it would probably be skiing or snowboarding in the snowy Alps. And don’t get me wrong, Austria does have many fantastic ski resorts and slopes for skiers of all … Read more

20 Things To Do in Verbier in Summer

If I asked you to think of Verbier in the Swiss Alps, you’d probably conjure up images of snowy scenes, days spent skiing and evenings huddled around log fires or packed into a bar indulging in some late night après-ski. But what happens when the thaw starts, the ski-season ends and Verbier’s winter tourists go … Read more

10 Times Travel Made Me Sick

Travel is by far the best way I spend my time. Apart from the obvious excitement that comes with exploring a new destination (or returning to a favourite spot), travel has so many health and happiness benefits, the internet is riddled with articles about it – here, here and here, for example. But travel can … Read more

Safari Packing List – Just the Essentials

Perhaps it was because I flew to South Africa just after New Year, and my brain was still addled with sherry, but I didn’t give a great deal of thought to my safari packing list. I just threw a handful of ‘adventure’ items into my bag and pointed myself towards Johannesburg for my month long … Read more