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11 Mammoth Lakes hot springs: the best detour ever in California

Sometimes the best things happen when you take a detour. That's what I discovered when we pulled off the main road just before entering Mammoth Lakes in California. This little detour resulted in us stumbling across some of the best Mammoth Lakes hot springs - one of my favourite moments from our 3 month road trip across America. I'd seen a picture on Instagram of some hot springs. They were geotagged as "Mammoth Lakes". The ...

An itinerary for Lake Como, Italy

Within just an hour of arriving on the banks of Lake Como I was already feeling relaxed and our Lake Como itinerary remained that way. Gone were the stresses of driving 3 hours from Bergamo airport on windy, narrow roads whilst dodging cars driving across both lanes, and dealing with an incompetent sat nav, and in stress’ place was a sense of calm. Perhaps it was the sound of the lake lapping gently at the ...

Cycling in Mallorca

As much as I love exploring a city on foot, sometimes it's nice to pick the pace up a little bit and see more of your destination. I'm not talking about running - don't be crazy- but, rather, cycling! A cycle ride (especially when there are not too many hills) can actually be quite relaxing. You can breathe in the fresh air and get your heart racing but not too much so as to knacker ...

3 days in New Orleans itinerary

Our first experience of Southern Hospitality was when we pulled off the Interstate and strolled into the Louisiana welcome centre. What we were greeted with would prove to be a great start for our 3 days in New Orleans. It was our first time in New Orleans, and actually our first time in the southern states of the USA too. We loved it, and if you're looking for a New Orleans itinerary for 3 days, ...

15 Cheap & free things to do in Tulum, Mexico

I'm a budget traveller at heart and I can't quite bring myself to spend hundreds on one thing when I could find lots of cheap things to do when travelling. On our trip to Tulum, I wasn't concerned about visiting the luxury resorts in Tulum, or the expensive restaurants in Tulum, Mexico. I wanted some sun, sea, and great tacos. Luckily, that's pretty easy to find in Tulum and all of those are just some ...

Vancouver tours (that even locals will find interesting!)

With everyone spending more time close to home this year, now is the perfect time to learn more about where you live and see it in a whole new light. I mean, how much about the history of your city do you really know? Ever wondered what went on in that massive mansion before it was turned into a filming site? Or curious as to where to find the best beer and local treats? Booking a ...

Galapagos Islands on a Budget

  If you know one thing about the Galapagos (aside from the fact there's a tonne of cool animals) it's probably that it's really, really expensive. Well, what if I told you it didn't have to cost you an arm, a leg, three fingers and a toe? Yes, that's right, you can visit the Galapagos on a budget! Thom and I spent around one week in the Galapagos while we were backpacking for three months ...

Best cabins near Vancouver, BC for cosy weekend getaways

I've lost count of the number of times I've gone on to Airbnb and searched for "cabins near Vancouver". There's just something about staying in a wooden shelter with a fireplace, blankets, a board game or a good book. Tell me I'm not the only one? I've hiked around the cute cabins on Cypress Mountain and will soon be staying in this super cute cabin on Bowen Island. The list of cabins in BC that ...

The VERY BEST things to do on Bowen Island, BC

Despite the fact that Vancouver is a pretty green city complete with beaches and a massive park (Stanley Park), every now and again it's nice to escape this and find somewhere even greener. Enter Bowen Island, BC. Bowen Island is covered in forest and has tonnes of little coves just waiting to be explored. There are beaches, hikes, and trails and it's a great place. For several months of the year, you can spot whales ...

The best Bowen Island accommodation

A Bowen Island day trip is one of the best Vancouver weekend getaways. And the one thing that makes a Bowen Island getaway even better is choosing to stay a night or two on the island. Each time I've been to Bowen Island, I've stayed two nights on the island and I think it's the perfect way to really experience the relaxing effects of island life. Below are some of my top picks for Bowen ...