Flee the really rather average Rivas by boat to the beautiful volcanic island of Ometepe. Though Ometepe is a small place, it’s very much geared up for travellers. In fact, there are probably more backpackers than locals, but once you escape into the island’s nature you won’t even remember.
Last year, I escaped to the Isle of Wight with Luke’s family. Unlike other family holidays I’ve been on, this escape to the Isle of Wight wasn’t about escaping the rain, nor escaping the domesticity of home. In fact, it was about embracing both of those things. There is one thing we did escape though: the […]
Granada is the most beautiful city I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to a lot of beautiful cities. The streets of Nicaragua’s oldest colonial city are lined with charming yellow-painted houses, laid-back mango sellers and delicious courtyard cafés.
House sitting, looking after other people’s homes and pets while they’re away, is becoming an increasingly popular way to travel. In this house sitting guide, we explain how to become a house sitter and travel the world for longer. We’ve been house sitting and taking care of other people’s homes and pets for over two years. Through […]
After a year living and travelling in Taiwan, Luke and I know that little sweet potato shaped island pretty well. Taiwan is a bit of a hidden gem in Asia. While backpackers flock to Thailand and Vietnam, and adventurous travellers tackle China and South Korea, there are very few Western tourists in Taiwan. Instead, Taiwan […]
We came to Costa Rica by chance. Open to house sitting anywhere in the world, Luke and I were fortunate enough to find a temporary home in the mountains overlooking San José. We don’t have much – a close to empty bank account, a backpack each, and just a couple of ideas between us. After 10 days […]
We had no idea how much it would cost to travel in Poland. We signed up for the Angloville programme on a whim, got accepted and booked some flights. We didn’t plan our travels beforehand, except for a sketchy route. Fortunately for us, Poland turned out to be a cheaper travel destination than many other […]
If you ask someone whose never been to Poland what it’s like, they’ll tell you it’s all industrial and drab. And sure, in certain areas it is, but for the most part Poland is beautiful. What people don’t know is that Poland is home to quite an array of different landscapes: cobbled cities, snow-capped mountains, […]
Backpacking in Vietnam is made easy by the country’s thin, vertical shape. But boy are there a lot of backpackers roaming that North-South stretch! This 1-month travel itinerary for backpacking in Vietnam offers the best of both worlds: the major backpacker hubs where Vietnam’s most notable sights are located and detours off the beaten track to […]