9 Not-So-Obvious Travel Tips

After travelling for 11 months, I’ve learnt a few tricks along the way. The tips listed below are invaluable to me and are largely used on a daily basis. Maps MeIf you’ve never heard of this app, stop what you’re doing and download it. Maps Me allows you to download maps for countries or specific... Continue Reading →

Perfect Pai

Set within a tranquil countryside setting, the small town of Pai is a hippie backpackers heaven. The bike ride from Chiang Mai alone is enough to win you over. With 762 corners and steep roads, the ride is as exhilarating as it is picturesque. Pai itself has nothing for miles around and the peaceful surroundings... Continue Reading →

8 Must-See Places in Vietnam

Vietnam has often been a favourite on backpacker’s itineraries and it’s easy to see why. First and foremost, it’s incredibly cheap and you can live extremely well on a budget. We ate out for every meal, went on numerous day trips and stayed in awesome hostels - all for around £30 a day! Price shouldn’t... Continue Reading →

Charming Chiang Mai

Very much the heart of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is packed full of culture, temples, night markets and delicious restaurants. You’ll find everything you need within the old city walls, from mouth-watering Thai curries to affordable accommodation. Outside this amazing city, the surrounding countryside is the perfect playground. It’s great fun to just go exploring... Continue Reading →

Magnificent Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island

Thousands of magnificent limestone formations, countless picturesque bays, clear turquoise waters and charming floating fishing villages are all on the agenda in Lan Ha Bay. No trip to Vietnam is complete without visiting this famous world heritage site and it’s definitely worth the hype. Our base for exploring was the picturesque Cat Ba island. This... Continue Reading →

Super Sapa

Nestled in northern Vietnam, the spectacular hillside town of Sapa is a hidden gem. The relaxed pace of living and spectacular landscapes, combined with the vast array of activities available, makes Sapa an unmissable destination. The town itself could be mistaken for a ski resort with wooden cladded buildings and restaurants offering mulled wine. The... Continue Reading →

Top Gear Motorbike Ride

With spectacular views, challenging winding roads and numerous tourists attractions along the way, it’s easy to see why this ride is so popular. The most famous section of the road, the Hoi Van Pass, only stretches 21km, but it’s well worth doing the full ride to Hue (or Hoi An if heading south), as there’s... Continue Reading →

Hues of Hoi An

Colour is in abundance in Hoi An: yellow historic buildings, bright candle-lit lanterns, green herb gardens and shaded leafy lanes. We immediately fell in love with the laid-back atmosphere, the friendly locals and the beautiful buildings. Asides from taking photographs, there’s plenty to keep you occupied. Hoi An is ideal for lazy beach days, cooking... Continue Reading →

Hectic Ho Chi Minh

Chaos prevails in Ho Chi Minh City. Gridlocked traffic is a way of life, pavements are packed with people and motorbikes constantly use them as a shortcut. If this hasn’t convinced you to visit, let me try again. The scars from the Vietnamese-American war are very fresh and the brutality of war is evident everywhere... Continue Reading →

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