Category: Destinations


Ultimate Yucatán Backpacking Travel Guide (UPDATED 2023)

Welcome to the ultimate Yucatán backpacking guide. The Yucatán peninsula, in southern Mexico, is a real backpacker paradise.  It’s a pretty big place, with stunning white sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, incredible coral reefs with world-class scuba diving, ancient Mayan temples, thick jungle, beautiful colonial towns, and a vibrant fun-loving


Ultimate Guide To Visiting Cascadas Roberto Barrios In Chiapas (2023)

The area around Palenque, Chiapas is home to several of the most spectacular and beautiful waterfalls in Mexico.  Of all of these, Cascadas Roberto Barrios is by far my favourite. Much less busy than some of the other waterfalls in the area (such as Agua Azul and Misol Ha), Roberto


Boca Del Cielo, Chiapas: An Unspoilt Pacific Paradise (2023)

The phrase “hidden gem” is a little too overused in my opinion.  However, Boca del Cielo, Chiapas is definitely a hidden gem. Mexico’s southernmost state of Chiapas has a lot to offer.  Stunning mountain scenery, deep gorges, thick jungles, spectacular waterfalls (like Cascadas Roberto Barrios), atmospheric colonial towns, mystical Mayan


Romania Road Trip: Everything You Need To Know (2023)

This post contains everything you need to know to plan an epic Romania road trip. Interested in seeing more of Europe besides the standard sites?  Consider taking a road trip through Romania.   Romania is one of Europe’s true hidden gems.  Often overlooked by travellers, this Balkan country is packed full


Discover Paraty, Rio de Janeiro: Your Ultimate Guide (2023)

The colourful town of Paraty, Rio de Janeiro is one of the prettiest in all of Brazil.  If you are planning a trip to the south-east region of the country, make sure you don’t miss Paraty. Located only a few hours drive from Rio, this Portuguese colonial-era town is full


Wild Camping In Scotland: The Ultimate Guide (2023)

Welcome to the essential guide to wild camping in Scotland. Wild camping in Scotland is awesome.  It’s definitely one of the best ways to fully immerse yourself in Scotland’s wild and rugged beauty. Best of all, you can typically have some of the most stunning and remote areas of the country


Walks In Galloway Forest Park: The Highlands Of The Lowlands (2023)

Looking for the best walks in Galloway Forest Park? Often overlooked by visitors who head straight up to the Highlands and Islands, Galloway Forest Park is a real hidden gem.   Located in Dumfries and Galloway and sometimes described as “the Highlands of the Lowlands”, the park offers spectacular scenery and some


Camping In Galloway Forest Park: Beautiful And Untouched (2023)

If you’re looking for a Scottish wilderness adventure, you should go camping in Galloway Forest Park. Galloway Forest Park covers an area of more than 300 square miles (770 sq. km), spanning the largest forest in the country and much of the Galloway Hills in south-west Scotland. Despite being relatively easy to


Top 13 Best Things To Do In Riga (2023)

Riga is one of the most underrated cities in Europe.  The capital of Latvia (and largest city in the Baltic region) has acquired something of a reputation as a party destination in recent years.  It’s true, the drink is cheap, and the parties can be wild.  But there are so many


Best Beaches In Sintra (Portugal) – An Ultimate Guide (2023)

Portugal is well known for its stunning beaches.  With almost 1,800 kilometres of Atlantic coastline, there’s no shortage of sun-kissed golden sands in this Iberian nation.   While many foreign tourists flock to the Algarve region in the country’s far south, the beaches in Sintra are equally beautiful.  They’re also typically