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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 →
10 best things to do in La Paz Mexico

10 Best Things To Do in La Paz Mexico

Want to know the best things to do in La Paz Mexico? Wondering what to see, the best hotels in La Paz and where to eat? You’ll find it in this guide. I stumbled into La Paz in Mexico quite by accident. I was tired and, after a night ferry from the mainland, a little less than fresh. But I… Read more →

Want to know the best things to do in La Paz Mexico? Wondering what to see, the best hotels in La Paz Mexico and where to eat? You'll find it in this guide.... Read more →
Swimming with Sea Lions in Mexico

Swimming with Sea Lions in Mexico – Isla Espiritu Santo Tour

Want to go swimming with sea lions in the wild in Mexico? Then you need to take an Isla Espiritu Santo tour from La Paz. Here’s what you can expect from your day on the Sea of Cortez along with where to stay in La Paz and tour companies to book with. Jacques Couteau once said of the Sea of… Read more →

Take an Isla espiritu Santo tour from La Paz to go swimming with sea lions in Mexico. Tips on which tour, what you'll see and where to stay.... Read more →
Hua Hin Hills Vineyard

Hua Hin Hills Vineyard: Finding Wine in Thailand

Finding good wine in Thailand is a bit like trying to find a unicorn: elusive at best and, according to some, this mythical creature simply doesn’t even exist. And that was how I felt until I discovered Hua Hin Hills Vineyard. For weeks I’d travelled through Thailand, craving a glass of crisp, white wine. It’s the sunshine. Does it to… Read more →

Hua Hin Hills Vineyard in Thailand. Review of the grand tasting menu, new latitude wines, the food pairing, how to get there and where to stay in Hua Hin.... Read more →
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 →
Lake Austin Spa Resort Kickstart Fitness

How to Kickstart Fitness Without Sacrificing Happiness

Looking to kickstart fitness in the New Year…or any time of year? After decades of having ‘get fit’ on my New Year’s Resolution List, I’ve finally found a way to kickstart a new fitness regime without sacrificing happiness.    I can’t recall which of my 38 years was the first year that ‘get fit’ made it onto my New Year’s Resolutions list, but… Read more →

Looking to kickstart fitness? After decades of trying, I've found a way to kickstart a new fitness regime in just a few days without sacrificing happiness.... Read more →
Best gifts for travellers

Best Gifts for Travelers 2017

Updated for 2017 What are the best gifts for travelers? When I had a static location and endless cupboards to stash my possessions (instead of a nylon rucksack for my home), gift shopping for me was much simpler. These days, as family and friends watch me select clothes based on weight and drying speed, I can understand the trickery they face as… Read more →

Never buy a dud gift again with these 40 best gifts for travelers written by a travel expert. Updated for 2017.... Read more →
How To Make sausages

How to Make Sausages from Scratch

Feeling adventurous? Want to learn how to make sausages from scratch? And not only that, want to learn how to make some fairly healthy-sausages? Then I have a little treat for you! I recently spent a few days at Lake Austin Spa Resort (more coming on that soon) and while I was there, I attended a cooking demonstration where one… Read more →

Whether you want to know how to make sausages from scratch for Thanksgiving, Christmas or just a weekend treat, here's a simple, tasty and healthy recipe!... Read more →
Best places to visit in Colombia

The Best Places to Visit in Colombia

After spending two months of (slow) travel in Colombia, here’s my list of the best places to visit in Colombia and what to see and do when you’re there. This article isn’t intended to be a detailed guide to the country, more of a taster of the things to do in Colombia during a first visit. Whether you have a week, a month… Read more →

After spending two months of travel in Colombia, here's my list of the best places to visit in Colombia and what to see and things to do in Colombia.... Read more →