Chichen Itza Tips: Everything I wish I knew before Visiting Chichen Itza

El Castillo Great Pyramid at Chichen Itza - Chichen Itza Tips

Chichén Itzá was named as one of the new seven wonders of the world and is one of the most popular destinations in the whole of Mexico.  El Castillo pyramid at Chichen Itza is the most famous Mayan pyramid and one that you will no doubt have seen in photographs when doing research for your […]

What to Expect on a Wadi Rum Jeep Tour

Our tour guide and jeep waiting to take us on a Wadi Rum jeep tour

If you are planning to visit Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan, you really have to take a Wadi Rum jeep tour!  It is the best way to see the desert, visit all of the things to see in Wadi Rum and have a real Jordan adventure.  I also highly recommend spending the night before or […]

Work Exchange Programs: Are They For You?

Two travelling friends raise their hands in celebration of freedom

So, you want to travel and see the world, but you can’t afford it?  Perhaps you want to immerse yourself in a different culture or spend time in another country but don’t know where to go.  You’ve got a summer off before starting college and want some unique work experience abroad but don’t know where […]

Gorgeous Fairytale Castles Around The World

Gwanghwamun Gyeongbokgung Palace Seoul

There is something special about a castle.  Sometimes built for protection, sometimes purely to showcase wealth and power, there is no denying that a visit to a castle makes you feel like a King or Queen in your own fairytale.  However, castles aren’t just a feature of Europe, in fact, there are fairytale castles all […]

Day Trip from Venice to Burano Island Italy

Things to do in Burano - Admire the Colourful Houses

Burano Island in the Venice lagoon is one of the most colourful places I have ever visited.  Burano makes a wonderful day trip from Venice, and as yet is still relatively quiet compared to Venice itself.  If you want to experience a different kind of Venetian beauty, then a Burano day trip is a must.  […]

How Much is a Gondola Ride in Venice?  PLUS How to Bag the Best Gondola Ride for your Budget

Gondolas with the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in the background

Gondolas are an integral part of Venice, and some say you simply cannot visit Venice without taking a gondola ride.  However, the price of gondola rides in Venice is really expensive, so if you are wondering if you can afford a gondola ride then this post will all the questions you might have about gondolas, […]

Hiking in Peru – The Ultimate Guide

huayhuash trek - Hiking in Peru

Peru is an incredibly diverse country which has some of the best hiking and trekking routes in the world.  In this post, you’ll find everything you need to know about hiking in Peru, from where to find awe-inspiring multi-day Peru treks, top tips for hikes in Peru, what hiking equipment you might need, the best […]

Adventure & Mayan Culture on a Cancun Eco-Tour Excursion

It’s been a while since I was in Mexico, and I miss the food, culture and warmth of the people.  When Melanie and Marla from Grans on the Go got in touch with me about their trip to Mexico, I was excited to read what they got up to on an Ecotour excursion from Cancun.  […]

Ciudad Perdida Tour: The Lost City Trek Colombia

The Lost City Trek Ciudad Perdida Colombia

The Ciudad Perdida Tour and Lost City trek in Colombia is a challenging but fascinating journey that I highly recommend.  Trekking through the Colombian jungle for 4 or 5 days is beautiful, sometimes strenuous, always sweaty and at times very wet!  See how I got on when I did the Lost City Trek Colombia: READ […]

Trekking to Laguna 69 Huaraz Peru

Laguna 69 Huaraz Peru - Hiking in Peru

I was excited about my Laguna 69 trek from Huaraz Peru.  Laguna 69 may seem like an odd name but there are so many lakes and lagoons around Huaraz that they ran out of names and resorted to numbers instead.  The name Laguna 69 may raise an eyebrow among the smutty minded, but this stunning […]