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Nicaragua: What Not to Miss

If you give it time Nicaragua has plenty to stoke a travellers your curiosity, especially for the more outdoor-inclined. Here’s what not to miss on the way.

Praia do Vau

Our Guide to the Algarve

Limestone cliffs with hidden caves and secret beaches, turquoise water and swathes of blonde sand. Here’s where to go on Portugal’s best strip of coast.

Havana

Life in the Streets of Cuba

In Cuba, life is lived on the pavements, in the open for all to see. Here are the people we met in the streets, lost for hours with our cameras in hand.

Havana

14 Things to Know Before Visiting Cuba

Sometimes having no plan is the best plan of all… except, it seems, when travelling in Cuba. It wasn’t the easiest place to travel and a few moments had us scratching our heads in confusion. Here’s what we wished we knew before venturing across the Caribbean.

Camagüey

Five Things to Do in Camagüey

We could get lost in Camagüey’s labyrinth of interesting street art and leafy plazas for hours without feeling like a walking dollar sign and for this we loved being here more than any other Cuban city.

Havana

Five Free Things to do in Havana

Havana is easily the most expensive city in Cuba. But luckily, with its photogenic streets, seemingly endless supply of vintage cars and thriving street life there are still a few things to be found in Havana without a price tag attached.

Islas Solentiname

Island Life on the Islas Solentiname

If ever there was a place to truly escape the bustle of daily life, the Islas Solentiname would be it. Enjoy magnificent sunsets from a hammock by the water’s edge and explore enchanting pathways in the shade of hibiscus and avocado trees. Magical!

Rio San Juan

Anything but Rice and Beans

After months of shovelling down plates of rice and beans, beans and rice, we just couldn’t stomach it any more. Instead we threw the budget out the window and discovered the ocean of international eats on offer in Nicaragua. It was the best decision we ever made.

Rio Indio Maiz

Faces of the Indio Maiz | Nicaragua

In the depths if the Indio Maiz jungle we found a world far removed from our own, where a ten-year-old boy is a hunter and protector from deadly snakes and a twelve-year-old girl fishes daily for the evening meal. These are the people that invited us into their homes and allowed us to be a part of their intriguing lives.

Masaya Market - Nicaragua

The Chicken Bus Experience in Nicaragua

Hours in uncomfortable chairs, an endless bombardment of sounds and a constant and unapologetic invasion of personal space. A look at our always amusing and often insightful experiences travelling by Chicken Bus travel in Nicaragua.

Peñas Blancas | Nicaragua Next Destination

A Slice of Adventure in Northern Nicaragua

With surf, hiking and the chance to board down an active volcano, Nicaragua is fast becoming one of the adventure hot spots of Central America. Here are a few ideas to quench your thirst for the outdoors and stoke your inner adrenaline junkie.

Peñas Blancas

Our Guide to Discovering Peñas Blancas

After reading about the dense primary jungle, huge number of waterfalls, possibility of pumas and the amazing light on the white cliffs, we packed our bags and jumped on a bus to discover Peñas Blancas for ourselves.

Glacier Point at Yosemite National Park | Roadtrippin' California

Our California Top Six

From sunshiny coast and quirky metropolis to sequoia giants and unworldly deserts to sweeping valleys and pristine lakes California sure has a lot to offer. Here were our favourite spots to photograph, explore and get lost in a new land.

Big Sur Roadtrip. Coastal Ridge Track

Five Secret Spots in Big Sur

Many rush through Big Sur on the famous Pacific Coast Highway, likely the most scenic drive in California. But if you are looking for some adventure and to get your vehicle a little dusty this place is just waiting to be discovered.

Yosemite Valley Tunnel View California

In and Around Yosemite: Our Favourite Spots

It’s no secret that we loved Yosemite. The soaring granite facades, the blushing light of the setting sun and the warm tones as the forests redden with autumn colours. Here are the places that make this stunning national park unforgettable.

The streets of San Francisco with views of ALcatraz

San Francisco: What Not to Miss

San Francisco is diverse. From alleyways dressed in street art to pastel Victorian streetscapes draped in bougainvillea, the blend of micro-cultures and cuisines from every corner of the earth bring this city to life. Here’s what not to miss in the city by the bay.

Billabong Pro 2015 WSL, Teahupoo, Tahiti, French Polynesia

French Polynesia: What Not to Miss

French Polynesia is so picturesque that by simply basking in the sparking glory of endless ocean peppered with nearby islands it would be easy to return home feeling like you had a ripper of a holiday. But here are a few things you shouldn’t miss out on.

Exploring Big Sur, California

Roadtrippin’ California | From Big Sur To Death Valley

Although most of our time in California was spent on the coast, our favourite spots were discovered while road-tripping in our 1970’s Chevy van, Shelley. From Big Sur to San Francisco and further inland to Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks, this country was made to be driven, and we absolutely loved it.

View from the Belvedere of Opunohu and Cook's Bay, Moorea, French Polynesia

How To Spend Three Days on Moorea

Moorea is filled with action-packed activities but with some of the highest prices we experienced in French Polynesia our budget restricted us to a more DIY type of visit. Here’s our guide for visiting the island on a budget.

Exploring Moorea by bicycle, French Polynesia

What We Didn’t Expect In French Polynesia

French Polynesia is renowned for its crystal waters with world-class snorkelling and diving, dramatic backdrops of lush volcanic peaks and catering to the upper echelons of society. But there were a few things that were a bit of a surprise.

Exploring Moorea by bicycle, French Polynesia. Photography

Exploring French Polynesia

For us, exploring French Polynesia was all about the landscapes, the surf and of course discovering the magnificent marine life of the big blue. Our days revolved around our time in the water, eating baguettes and poisson cru and exploring the dramatic scenery around every corner of the islands.

Exploring Moorea by bicycle, Opunohu Bay, French Polynesia.

Planning a Trip to French Polynesia on a Budget

French Polynesia evokes images of extravagant overwater bungalows and lavish waterfront dining with an excessive price tag to match. Here’s how some planning savvy can get you a trip to this trail of island paradise without it costing a small fortune.

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