Adventure Travel

Real Jamaica

An Itinerary Through Real Jamaica

Looking to explore real Jamaica? With a detailed itinerary, tips on what to see, where to stay, where to eat and advice on safety, you can put together your own trip to this beautiful Caribbean island. Read on… I had my reservations about Jamaica. Despite being one of the most popular islands for visitors in the Caribbean, a quick search online… Read more →

Want to explore real Jamaica? Escape the resorts with this itinerary including where to go, what to see, where to stay and safety advice.... Read more →
WHAT TO eat in Jamaica

What to Eat in Jamaica: Traditional Jamaican Food

Eating the traditional food of a country is one of the best parts of travel for me. In fact, if I don’t enjoy the local food, I’ve been know to get food depression. Fortunately, Jamaica has some fantastic flavours to try and some equally amazing places to try them. Whether you’re about to visit Jamaica or are looking to pull… Read more →

Want to know what to eat in Jamaica? Looking to try some traditional Jamaican food (and drinks) - here's what and where to eat from my visit to Jamaica.... Read more →
what to do in detroit

What To Do in Detroit: The City’s Pretty Parts

It’s not very often that I visit somewhere that defies my expectations. Having seen a fair chunk of the world, I’ve gotten pretty good at guessing the vibe of a place long before I land. Beaches, cities, tiny towns – most often my presumptions are pretty spot on. And then I went to Detroit. If you believe the media, Detroit is… Read more →

Want to know what to do in Detroit? Interested in the highlights not the lowlights of Detroit? Complete with food and hotel suggestions, here's what to do.... Read more →
Is Detroit Safe?

Is Detroit Safe? The Answer From Someone Who’s Been

Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from my visit to Detroit. I’d heard great things about the city from fellow travel bloggers Hecktic Travels and LLWorld Tour: Detroit is the comeback city, regeneration is happening… and there’s an amazing BBQ joint. That last point is usually enough to take me to any city, regardless of scare stories. And boy are… Read more →

Is Detroit safe? With well above average crime statistics and no end of scare stories in the media, read what it's really like in Detroit for tourists.... Read more →
Is Uber Safe to Use: Meet the Faces of Uber

Is Uber Safe to Use: Meet the Faces of Uber

I’m an Uber user. I’m also a 5ft tall woman who travels around the world solo. And I regularly get asked is Uber safe to use. Worse, I often get told that Uber isn’t safe. Usually by people who’ve never taken an Uber. So, what’s the deal? Is Uber safe to use or not? If Uber’s done one thing, it’s caused… Read more →

Is Uber safe to use? As a solo female traveller who uses Uber for 90% of rides, I'll share my experience of Uber and introduce the many drivers I've met.... Read more →
Best Backpacks for travelling

Best Backpack for Travelling: The Ultimate Guide

There are a lot of articles on the internet about the best backpack for travelling, so why read this one? Because I travel. A lot. I quit my job in 2010 and have been backpacking around the world ever since. From epic round-the-world trips to summers in Europe to long-stays in cities and weeks trekking through jungles, I’ve packed and re-packed more… Read more →

What is the best backpack for travelling? Genuine backpacker review of top-loaders, backpacks with wheels, travel packs, daypacks, cabin-luggage & suitcases... Read more →
Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Australia’s Great Ocean Road Itinerary

In this guest post Alys Barr of The WILD Life shares details of the Great Ocean Road itinerary she followed on her 7-day trip from Melbourne along one of Australia’s most captivating drives. Australia’s Great Ocean Road Itinerary As I stared out of the car window and pulled my scarf tighter around my neck, I tried to get a glimpse of our surroundings… Read more →

Find out the best places to go in this Great Ocean Road itinerary driving from Melbourne in 7 days - Australia's most captivating drive.... Read more →
malaria facts for travellers

Malaria Facts Every Traveller Should Know

Compared to planning your travel route, booking tickets and packing for your adventure, the topic of malaria and travel health can easily fall down your priority list but given malaria can be deadly, it’s a subject that shouldn’t be overlooked. I’ve been considering writing an article about malaria for a while but without a medical qualification, I didn’t want to stray into… Read more →

From understanding malaria to the ABCD approach to protection and how to spot symptoms, a travel nurse shares the malaria facts every traveller should know.... Read more →
Is it Safe toTravel to Greece 2015

Is it Safe to Travel to Greece 2015?

  I didn’t plan to write about Greece. It was my annual holiday – you know, the kind where I travel to a destination to see it through my eyes and not through the lens of a camera; the kind of trip where I’d spend more time staring out at the sea than into a laptop screen. And then the… Read more →

After spending 16 days in Greece in July 2015, here's an honest view on is it safe to travel to Greece 2015 including getting cash, food and ferries... Read more →
Panama Prison

Banged-Up in A Panama Prison

“I spent nearly a week in a Panama prison,” Tim told me. He was dressed like Hansel (from Hansel and Gretel – did I mention it was Halloween?) and as a clean-cut guy from a small town in Australia, he looked like the least likely character to be doing time anywhere, let alone in Central America. Having once been addicted to… Read more →

After messing up his border crossing from Costa Rica, my travel friend Tim share's the story of that time he spent nearly a week in a Panama Prison.... Read more →