The Best Things To Do In Verbier In Winter

Verbier is a Swiss mountain town and a modern hub that sits high up in the Alps. It has grown out of solid sporting roots, and an active lifestyle is embedded in the culture. Many pro athletes choose Verbier as home base, the great outdoors a playground for activity and extreme sport both in winter and summer. But it is most famous as a ski resort, one with jaw-dropping scenery, a glamorous resort life, legendary après and world-class ski terrain.  Over the years, it has diversified and is now very much a winter-break destination (skiing not essential) where you can … Read more

19 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 Everglades National Park. Then, prone to a touch of craziness, I ended up visiting Everglades National Park twice in the same year. That was good because it let me refine my itinerary for visiting the Everglades. Here’s what I’m going to share with you. All in, … Read more

Best Kruger National Park Safari on a Budget

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, I had zero experience planning a safari, which might lead you to conclude that I spent months planning my trip. That wasn’t how it worked out. I booked my flight in decent enough time – got myself a great Black Friday deal with Virgin Atlantic … Read more

How To Take the Baja Ferry from Topolobampo to La Paz in Mexico

Chances are, if you’re a tourist taking the Baja Ferry from Topolobampo to La Paz, you’ve just rolled off Mexico’s splendid Copper Canyon Train (El Chepe as it’s known locally) and are looking to explore Baja California. In this post, I’ll give you all the information you need to take the Baja ferry from Topolobampo to La Paz, starting in Los Mochis. Of course, you can do this trip in reverse. I took the Baja Ferry to La Paz as part of a broader trip when I travelled from coast to coast across Mexico from Cancun to Baja California. It’s … 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 levels. But what about for people who don’t ski? Or for those who only want to make skiing a part of their holiday? Is Austria a good all-around winter destination? I headed out to the beautiful Tirol region where I quickly realised that there are … Read more

The Best 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 home? You might think Verbier turns into an out-of-season ghost town, as desolate as a scene from Stephen King’s The Shining (shudder). Yet the reality couldn’t be more different. Underneath all that powder lies thousands of kilometres of trails and footpaths – prime for biking … 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 take it’s toll, too. I feel like I’ve written an increasing number of health focused articles on here in the past couple of years making me realise that when we use our bodies often, dragging then around the globe, feeding then curious, sometimes unidentifiable foodstuffs, … Read more

Safari Packing List – What You Need To Take On Safari

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 trip to South Africa. During that time, I took a safari in Kruger National Park where my lack of planning was quickly evident. On the first day, the guide sent me back to my room to change because I was wearing the wrong colours. But … Read more

10 Best Things To Do in Cape Town – South Africa

Despite being surrounded by oceans and beaches, Cape Town isn’t the kind of place you go to lie down. Immediately, you’re drawn inward towards the towering vision of Table Mountain. East, the vines pull you into the thick of Stellenbosch. Even South, down towards the water, the penguins at Boulders Beach live playfully, still keeping you away from the water’s edge. And that’s before you get to tales of long ago explorers, stories that litter the coastline as prolifically as the shipwrecks they’ve long left behind. Of course, dipping your feet in the Atlantic can also be fun, especially if … Read more

Should You Take The Baz Bus in South Africa? A Baz Bus Review

The Garden Route South Africa Baz Bus review

“It’s dangerous.” “Especially for a woman on her own.” “You definitely shouldn’t drive the garden route by yourself.” If there was one piece of consistent advice I received when I was in South Africa it was that driving the garden route – the famous stretch of road from Cape Town up to Port Elizabeth – was a dangerous idea for a solo female traveller. “Really?” I asked. “Because the roads look pretty safe to me.” I’d been in Johannesburg for days and was surprised at how easy the roads looked – little traffic for a major city, good road surface … Read more