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Guide to White Island, Camiguin (The Philippines)

Travel couple on White island drone shot

Did we get totally sucked into White Island, Camiguin thanks to some exotic and romantic photo we saw online? Yes. Totally. And who the heck wouldn’t? I mean, look at this thing! So, of course, the most beautiful photos are usually aerial ones and unless you can fly or you have a drone, you’re probably […]

Through A Traveller’s Lens: Israel and Palestine

This is purely a reflective piece. I left Israel a few weeks before the recent conflict in Gaza began. As a traveller and human being in this great big world, all I hope to do is learn and grow as I travel. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is extremely complicated and I am no authority on the matter. […]

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance: simple & flexible You can buy and claim online, even after you’ve left home. Travel insurance from is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. 7 things you should know about travel insurance […]

Eilat Taba Border Crossing: Travel Between Israel and Egypt

We found it immensely difficult to find current and complete information on the Eilat Taba border crossing before we left. So, we figured we’d be the guinea pigs and figure it out ourselves. We travelled from Eilat to Sharm Eil Sheikh on 4 April 2018 and from Dahab (near Sharm) to Eilat on 28 April […]

7 Reasons You Can’t Miss Arad: Israel’s Hidden Gem

Arad is a desert town in southern Israel that is usually skipped over by travellers. It's convenient location places it in prime position for exploring and adventuring and is a spot that cannot be missed if you're in Israel.

The standard travel route through Israel usually consists of Tel Aviv, Haifa, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Masada. If time permits, travellers also add on Eilat and possibly Mitzpe Ramon. However, we all know that some of the best experiences come from the hidden gems that people tend to skip […]

Complete Guide: Egypt Visa On Arrival, E-Visa, Taba Border Visa and Other Options

When it comes to getting a visa for Egypt, there are a few different options, considerations and complications. Obtaining an Egypt visa on arrival is most common, however, isn’t always possible depending on how you enter the country. Do I need a visa for Egypt? You should confirm whether or not you need a visa […]

Kuang Si Falls in Laos: Everything You Need To Know

Kuang Si Falls waterfall long exposure photography

Kuang Si Falls is the absolute highlight of Luang Prabang. Nestled in a jungle with cascades flowing from the top of a mountain, it’s a nature lover’s and photographer’s paradise. Like Kawasan Falls in the Philippines, these falls form turquoise pools where you can swing, swim and selfie. Where is Kuang Si Falls? Kuang Si Falls is […]

Backpacking London: Best Travel Tips For Any Budget

If you're backpacking London and worried about spending all of your hard-earned cash, fear not! We've put together a comprehensive article with the best travel tips, free things to do and what to expect for any backpacking budget so that you can make the most of your time in London.

When we found ridiculously cheap flights to London, we knew that it was the perfect gateway into our Europe trip (which, by the way, turned into a Middle East trip but a story for another time). London’s pricey reputation certainly precedes it and we told ourselves that backpacking London wasn’t even going to be possible […]

Kawasan Falls: Complete Guide to Getting There Without the Crowds

Kawasan Falls photography

Turquoise blue water, 3 stages of waterfalls and canyoneering – there’s really nothing to complain about… except perhaps the crowds.  Kawasan Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in the Philippines but it’s difficult to enjoy it in all its glory when you have hundreds of people to share it with.  We recently visited […]

Guide To Overnight Argentina Buses

Overnight Argentina buses are a comfortable and affordable way of travelling through the country and you get to save money on accommodation for a night. Our latest post on tips to help make the most out of overnight buses and how to save money.

Overnight Argentina buses are a comfortable and affordable way of travelling through the country and you get to save money on accommodation for a night. We have taken too many buses to keep track of but can say with certainty that the buses in Argentina are the best we’ve ever been on. Though more affordable […]

Backpacking Sri Lanka | Best Travel Tips & Guide

Sri Lanka, the Indian Ocean’s jewel shaped country exceeded my expectations and I cannot wait to go back. Sri Lanka is an easy country to travel with English being spoken widely and public transport easy to navigate and access. However, if you’re expecting a super cheap Asian destination, you’re in for a surprise. Although Sri […]

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