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Getting a Myanmar visa in Chiang Mai

Information current as of 6 February 2017 and only relates to tourist visas. APPLYING FOR A MYANMAR VISA IN CHIANG MAI Everything was supposed to easy, straightforward and cheap. However, what we expected to take 30 minutes turned into a 1.5-hour nightmare thanks to some new changes and a price hike. We’re going to give you EVERYTHING you […]

Photos to Inspire Wanderlust: Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is a must visit if you're in California! Check out some beautiful photos to inspire your next trip!

OUR BEST PHOTOS OF YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK I rub my eyes and yawn, “way too early to be alive” I say to Daniel. It’s 3 degrees Celsius and every inch of glass around our campervan is covered in condensation. Clean, crisp air greets us as we step outside the van. I take a deep breath, […]

One of the Cheapest Hot Air Balloons in the World: Vang Vieng, Laos

Originally published on 9 Feb 2017. Updated on 27 May 2018.  Hot air ballooning was always a faraway bucket list item, something I’d do when I had lots of spare cash because let’s face it, it’s hard to justify paying $350USD for a 40-minute ride when my frugal self usually tosses up between a $2 […]

Photos of Nicaragua To Inspire Your Wanderlust

San Juan Del Sur Nicaragua

Nica-who?! Nicaragua (pronounced Nica-rah-gu-a) is a country in Central America, located between Honduras and Costa Rica that offers volcanic landscapes, colonial architecture, surfing beaches and budget-friendly adventures. Being quite a small country, travel within is relatively easy and cheap with minivans going between most destinations. We’ve picked some of our favourite photos to inspire your […]

Guide To Salento, Colombia: Everything You Need To Know

Group of people standing next to the tallest palms trees in the world. Salento Colombia

Salento is a quiet and relaxed little town that has retained its traditional colonial architecture. This colourful town is located 24 km northeast of Armenia and its streets are filled with vibrant buildings, lights, craftsman and local artisans. There are many cafes to visit as Salento is an infamous coffee region so you might end […]

Photos of San Blas Islands To Inspire Your Wanderlust

San Blas Islands Panama

The San Blas Islands of Panama are a group of over 360 islands, most of which are uninhabited. The islands are situated between Colombia and Panama, often used as the route to travel between the countries. The Kuna people that inhabit some of the islands are friendly, welcoming and extremely photogenic (you’ll see below). Although […]

25 Photos of Colombia To Inspire Your Wanderlust

Awesome travel posts for backpacking and travel in Colombia!

When we told people we were going to Colombia, this is what most people were expecting it to be like (my ah-mazing photoshop skills are indeed employable just in case you’re wondering): Turns out that Colombia is actually rich in diverse landscapes and culture. What? No way! Colombia? More than just cocaine?! Sí, señor! In fact, Colombia is […]

Backpacker’s Guide: Quito to Quilota – Quilotoa Loop, How To Get There & What To Pack

During our adventure filled week in Baños I found a photo online of a crater lake with a magnificent green colour that looked way too good to be true. It was one of the most stunning places I have ever seen and we decided that we HAD to go and see it. Further research revealed a […]

2016 Highlights: The Adventures, Memories & Lessons Learned

2016 Highlights-The Adventures, Memories & Lessons Learned

Happy new year folks! Without a doubt, 2016 has been one of of the best years of my life. For the past couple of weeks, I wanted to share my highlights of the year but these included so much more than particular destinations or adventures. While many people celebrate NYE watching fireworks, at a party […]

7 Awesome & Cheap Things To Do in Baños, Ecuador

Banos bungee jumping

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Or someone who loves to try new activities? Do you want to freak the s%#t out of your parents? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Baños is the place for you! Being in the northern foothills of the Tungurahua volcano and surrounded by mountain views, waterfalls and […]

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