A little slice of paradise in San Juan del Sur

When I first arrived in the town of San Juan del Sur it didn't seem like anything special, but as soon as I saw the beach, or rather the view from it, it left me speechless. The crescent beach is lined with palm trees, the bay full of calm, cold water and fishing boats, with... Continue Reading →

Essential tips for a Central America adventure

The typical backpacker route takes you through all 7 countries of Central America: Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, with southern Mexico being a perfect addition to the trip. It's easy to see why this journey is so popular; good food, beautiful beaches, amazing activities, and friendly people. Here are a... Continue Reading →

Beach life in Sihanoukville

This up-and-coming beach town is another part of Cambodia that has a bloody history. During the civil war the Khmer Rouge used the massive Independence Hotel as target practice, they also made the mistake of hijacking an American container ship and the town was bombed by the U.S Air Force. Even after Pol Pot was... Continue Reading →

Relax at Mission Beach

Less than two hours south of Cairns lies Mission Beach, a series of four small villages along a 14km stretch of golden, palm tree-lined beach. South Mission Beach, Wongaling Beach, Mission Beach Village, and Bingil Bay have a great range of accommodation, restaurants, and activities to keep everyone entertained. Mission Beach In this small town,... Continue Reading →

A summer Christmas in Gisborne

If you're from the northern hemisphere then a Christmas in summer will seem like a strange and unnatural thing to you. It is. Having a Christmas dinner, watching snowy Christmas movies, going for a surf and a few beers on the beach. Weird, but fantastic. I spent mine exploring the beautiful beaches around Gisborne. Gisborne... Continue Reading →

Living the dream in Whangamata

Pronounced Fung-uh-ma-tah. I was lucky enough to live in this idyllic surf town for three months. I worked part-time in a bar and spent my days kayaking, surfing, swimming, sunbathing and reading. The waves here are perfect, good for beginners too. It has a cool vibe, and some good summer activities and festivals. The huge... Continue Reading →

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