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 →
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How to Get a Vietnam Visa

How to get a Vietnam visa used to be a pretty straightforward question – you had to get it in advance, from an embassy. Full stop. However, as tourism continues to increase, the Vietnamese government has begun to adapt. While this is great news because it introduces easier and sometimes cheaper ways to visit Vietnam, the entry rules and methods… Read more →

Find out how to get a vietnam visa - up to date info, cost comparison, official visa links and pros and cons of each way of applying for a Vietnam visa.... Read more →
3 days in Hong Kong

3 Days in Hong Kong – What to See and Do

Want to know what to do when you have 3 days in Hong Kong? Read on… On my first visit to this Asian cultural hub, I was so jet-lagged that my 3 days in Hong Kong were a blur of sights, snacks and somewhat insane sleeping hours that culminated in me ordering breakfast with a beer in an Irish bar… Read more →

How to spend 3 days in Hong Kong including where to stay, where to eat and drink, how to get around and a day by day itinerary for visiting Hong Kong.... Read more →
Tonlé Sap in Cambodia

Tonle Sap in Cambodia – The Trip that Changed my Life

No matter which way I slice it, the beginning of 2010 was a monumentally shit time for me. My personal life had fallen apart and I couldn’t stop crying. My sleeping pattern was in tatters and in the darkest parts of the night I lay in my bed, straining my eyes against the dim bedside light, flipping through travel brochures…. Read more →

Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Read how to visit, where to stay and why this trip changed my life.... Read more →
Planning an affordable Copper Canyon Tour Itinerary

Planning An Affordable Copper Canyon Tour Itinerary

If you’re looking for an affordable Copper Canyon tour itinerary, read on. The Copper Canyon had been on my ‘bucket list’ for years but, to be honest, fear of straying into Narco territory put me off. Then, one fortuitous day, I bumped into a girl from the Netherlands. She was tiny (smaller then my 5ft self), blonde (so, much more… Read more →

This self-guided affordable Copper Canyon Tour itinerary includes first class train, rooms (inc. luxury night at the canyon) & food for under $350/5 nights... Read more →
backpacking checklist

Backpacking Checklist – Plan A Round The World Trip in 4 Weeks

Looking for a backpacking checklist? Read on… I bought my first around the world ticket in 2010. I spent the next 5 years buying 5 tickets more. Not all of them took me in a complete loop around the world but they took me on adventures that lasted several months each time: Latin America, Asia, Africa, North America and Europe…. Read more →

This backpacking checklist includes a printable checklist of what tasks to do each week. You can plan a round the world trip in just 4 weeks.... Read more →
where to go in sardinia

Where to Go in Sardinia – Self-Drive Itinerary

Want to know where to go in Sardinia? Read on… I’d always thought Sardinia would be a beach-based trip for me – after all, isn’t that why most people fly into what is Italy’s largest island? However, there’s not much you can do to talk me into sitting on a beach in November (even in Italy), so I ended up… Read more →

Want to know where to go in Sardinia? This self-drive itinerary has places, restaurants, hotels, distances and a map to help you plan your trip to Sardinia.... Read more →
cheat's guide to sparkling wine

Cheat’s Guide to Sparkling Wine

I’m the kind of person who will find any excuse possible to sup on something bubbly – “What? My second cousin, third removed just found out she doesn’t need a root canal? That requires a celebration.” POP. Whether you’re a woman (or man) after my own heart or whether you prefer save the popping of corks for special occasions, like birthdays,… Read more →

Looking for a guide to sparkling wine? Want to know your Champagne from your Cava, Crémant and Prosecco? Here's a 5-minute cheat's guide with an infographic... Read more →
sardinian food

Sardinian Food – Where and What to Eat in Sardinia

Francesco Cetti once said, “There is not in Italy what there is in Sardinia, nor in Sardinia what there is in Italy.” The 18th century zoologist was probably talking about the wildlife. Probably. But he could equally have been talking about Sardinian food. I’m fast loosing count of the number of times I’ve been to Italy, but my sojourn to Sardinia was… Read more →

Want to know what Sardinian food to eat? Here's a list and images of what to eat for each course including restaurant recommendations throughout the island.... Read more →
what to eat in Japan sushi alternatives

What to Eat in Japan – 20 Alternatives to Sushi

Before I visited the land of the rising sun, my knowledge of what to eat in Japan could be summed up in one word: sushi. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan and I dined out like sushi was in short supply during my month in Japan, but I spent half of that month with my dad who, after trying sushi… Read more →

Want to know what to eat in Japan but not a fan of sushi? Here are 20 alternatives to sushi to try. Japanese food is more versatile than most people think.... Read more →