Type and press Enter.

39 Out of This World Destinations in China

China may be renowned for its bustling, smog filled cities but look a little further and you’ll see that there’s plenty of beautiful natural landscapes just waiting to be explored. Many of these landscapes remained undiscovered by Western tourists as they’re not the easiest to get too. But, make a little effort to travel off the beaten path and you’ll discover some of the the most incredible destinations in China. 1. Jiuzhaigou Is this China’s ...

21 Incredible Hilltop Towns in Tuscany for Your Italy Itinerary

Tuscany. Just the word alone conjures up images of gorgeous rolling hills, great wine and food and beautiful hilltop towns in Tuscany. I was lucky enough to visit Tuscany on several family holidays growing up and so it’ll always have a place in my heart. I have many memories of eating my bodyweight in soft Italian ice cream and working our way through many a wine seller and parmesan shop in Tuscany. It’s these, the ...

37 Stunning Landscapes in Scotland You Have To See !

Scotland is one of those places I wish I’d visited more. I visited twice in 2015, the first time heading out to the Highlands after a pretty spectacular Hogmanay, and the second spending more time in the west. There are just so many beautiful landscapes in Scotland no matter what part you’re in. Sure, the Isle of Skye may be renowned for its beauty, but there’s so much more - there’s bound to be far more even ...

Ancient towns in China you won’t believe are real!

China has an extraordinarily long history so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that with that there are a lot of very, very ancient towns in China. As emperors came and went so did towns either being forgotten of transforming into some of China’s bustling cities. Fortunately though, there are still some places you can go to experience the old way of Chinese life. China’s ancient towns make very interesting places to explore and we ...

50 things on my North America bucket list!

Since I’ve announced that I’m moving on here I’m EVEN more excited for what lies ahead in 2017. If you haven’t heard the basic outline of our plans click here and watch my most recent youtube video. Whilst we haven’t got any concrete plans, I have been thinking about things I’d like to do and achieve over the course of our Canada and America road trip. When Cheapflights asked me about my 2017 bucket list ...

The one thing that is DEFINITELY in my suitcase for Canada

Although the big move to Canada is only three weeks ago, I haven't really even begun to think about what I'm going to pack. I know I'll be fairly limited (aiming for one big suitcase and my skis) but as to what exactly goes in that suitcase? I'll figure it out in the last week or so I s'pose. There is ONE thing I know for sure I'll be taking though and that's my North ...

The most scenic railway journeys in the world!

Taking a train journey across and between countries is often one of the nicest ways to travel. There tends to be more legroom than on a bus and it’s definitely faster without all the traffic jams in cities. Although I wouldn’t naturally call myself a train lover (I always just think of the crammed journeys in and around the UK), when I think of train journeys I’ve had abroad I reassess my position. Living in France ...

Yangshuo, China: An adventurer’s paradise

Our Lonely Planet guidebook described the town of Yangshuo as a “once-peaceful settlement” which is now home to “pole-dancing bars” and it was at that point I was beginning to question why I’d thought it was a good idea to visit Yangshuo. That description alone conjured up something seedy with images of Amsterdam’s famed Red Light District flashing up in my mind. Fortunately, the Yangshuo we discovered was nothing like this. Sure, there may be ...

Things I wish I’d known before travelling to China

Travelling independently in China was hard. Perhaps the hardest travelling I’ve done in a long, long time. But that’s not to say it wasn’t worth it. We’d done a bit of research before we went and had heard from others that certain things would be difficult. We knew there’d be a bit of a language barrier, that there’d be funky toilets and that we should absolutely shouldn’t travel on a Chinese national holiday unless we ...