Mongolia is one of those countries that's on everybody's bucket list, but not many people actually seem to visit. For those travellers on a budget, it's an expensive destination because it's almost impossible to get around with public transport (it doesn't really exist outside of the capital city), so you'll need to book a tour.... Continue Reading →
Barton Creek Cave, Belize This cave, easily accessible by tour from San Ignacio, is a great day trip for those who like to mix history with adventure. You'll canoe into darkness while your guide points out pottery shards and human remains from the Mayans who used to inhabit the area. Batu Caves, Malaysia These huge... Continue Reading →
The Fish River Canyon, located in southern Namibia, is the second largest in the world after the Grand Canyon. Those brave (and crazy) enough can take on the 90km trail following the winding river, taking an average of 5 days and 4 nights to complete one of the top hikes in the world.
My first safari was the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and it did not disappoint. You won't find the Big Five here, but you'll find lions, cheetahs and leopards if you're lucky, alongside giraffes, wildebeest and a billion springbok.
Whitsand Nature Reserve, in the north of South Africa, is a beautiful place tucked away in the hills where you can relax amongst nature or throw yourself down a sand dune on a plank of wood.
The Danakil Depression is the hottest place on earth with an average daily temperature of 35 degrees, it lies -116m below sea level and is one of the driest and most tectonically active places on the planet. Here you will find salt flats and salt mountains, bubbling sulphur pools and active volcanoes, dotted with villages of the Afar people.
Western Australia is massive. It covers 2,529,875 km2, or one third, of Australia, that's seriously huge. If it was its own country it would be in the Top 10 biggest countries in the world, you could fit England inside it 20 times, or Texas 4 times. Most of the population lives in Perth which is... Continue Reading →
After driving around 1,300km north in 8 days to swim with whale sharks it was finally time to turn around and make our way back home as fast as possible so Nigel the Nissan didn't cost us any more money. It was an impossibly long, boring and uneventful drive made marginally more exciting with the random... Continue Reading →
1250km north of Perth at the very tip of Australia's west coast is a small town called Exmouth, famous for giving travellers the opportunity to swim with whale sharks. If you don't already know what a whale shark is, let me educate you. About whale sharks The whale shark is a slow, graceful filter-feeding shark... Continue Reading →