Caribbean & Central America

Cuba Itinerary: Ultimate Guide To The Top Destinations

Cuba is one of the most incredible places in the world.  Vibrant, warm and addictive, it’s an amazing place to explore.  However, the largest island in the Caribbean is deceptively big, and picking the highlights can be tricky.  The perfect Cuba itinerary depends on how much time you have. Typical scenery in


Split Old Town: Croatia’s Fascinating Roman City

The ancient walled city of Split is an incredible place.  Walking around Split Old Town, there’s history literally everywhere you go.   The city’s bustling port, on the Adriatic Sea, was first established by the ancient Greeks who built a settlement here.  Split was later colonised and developed by several empires,


Best Places To Visit In Northern Turkey

Turkey is a seriously beautiful country, and one that I keep returning to.  There’s just so much to see and experience in this amazing place.  Northern Turkey, on the Black Sea coast, is possibly my favourite part of the country. The Black Sea region (called “Karadeniz“, in Turkish) is green,


Oman Road Trip: An Epic Arabian Adventure

This post contains everything you need to plan the ultimate Oman road trip. Oman is an incredibly beautiful country with varied landscapes and warm, friendly people.  It’s one of the most peaceful, welcoming places I’ve ever visited. Public transport is a bit lacking here though.  The best way to explore


Driving From Dubai To Oman: What You Need To Know

Whether you live in Dubai, or are simply visiting, a trip to Oman is a must.  Best of all, you don’t need to fly.  Driving from Dubai to Oman is fairly straightforward, and a great adventure.  There are only a few things to bear in mind. Read on for all the


Trekking In Sikkim: A Secret Himalayan Paradise

There are countless incredible experiences you can have in India.  Trekking in Sikkim has to be one of the top.  Forget the Taj Mahal and other touristy sights.  Sikkim is out of this world. This untouched Himalayan paradise is beautiful beyond words. Gurudongmar Lake As well as its staggering physical


Vama Veche: Bohemian Party Town On The Black Sea

Vama Veche is legendary in Romania.  During the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, this little village on the country’s southern Black Sea coast was a haven for artists, intellectuals, hippies, bohemians and other dissidents, who would come here to escape from life under their repressive communist government.  It’s where people went


Tbilisi To Mestia: Into The High Caucasus

If you haven’t yet travelled to Georgia (the country), you really should.  It’s definitely one of my favourite countries in the world.  Travelling from Tbilisi to Mestia, an epic journey up into the Caucasus mountains, you’ll easily see why. Mestia is a small town in the mountainous region of Svaneti. 


The Perfect Albania Road Trip: This Place Is Epic!

Albania is awesome.  Really awesome.  This little country in South-East Europe has everything.  Extremely varied scenery, mountains, forests, stunning beaches on the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, crystal clear waters, and beautiful architecture.  In this post I’ll set out some ideas for the perfect Albania road trip. Albania was a closed country


Backpacking In Somaliland: Something A Bit Different

Yes, backpacking in Somaliland is totally possible.  With a bit of planning, patience, and an open mind, you can explore this fascinating self-declared state in the Horn of Africa very safely.   Somaliland will probably surprise you.  It’s definitely one of the most memorable places I have travelled to. First things first.