Dhaulagiri Icefall Trek

Dhaulagiri peak is the seventh highest mountain in the world. At 8167m it is the highest mountain in the world that stands entirely in one country, that country being Nepal. The name is derived from Sanskrit and means white beautiful mountain. I have to admit it is a damn good looking mountain! Pouring down from the east side of the mountain is the incredible Dhaulagiri Icefall. In this post I describe our adventure to hike Dhaulagiri Icefall as…

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Reasons to visit Pakistan

Pakistan was once well and truly on the overland hippy trail from London to Kathmandu. However, following the terrorist attacks in 9/11 tourism in Pakistan halted almost overnight. Now though, tourists are starting to return to this beautiful country so I wanted to share 20 reasons to visit Pakistan in 2020. I visited Pakistan in October 2019 as part of a two week trekking trip. The tour started in Islamabad and ventured along the KKH to the Hunza…

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Visiting Fairy Meadows and Nanga Parbat View Point

Fairy Meadows is advertised as Pakistan’s most beautiful place. As the name suggests, it's a meadow and is nestled in the Pakistani Himalayas. With spectacular views of the Karakoram range in one direction and of Nanga Parbat in the other, it’s easy to see why it’s been given this accolade. In this post I describe our epic adventure to this beautiful place and what you can expect when visiting Fairy Meadows and Nanga Parbat View Point. Crazy Jeep…

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How to hike Rakaposhi Base Camp

Rakaposhi is a mountain in the Karakoram Range that stretches up to 7788m. Tucked away alongside the edge of the Minapin glacier is Rakaposhi Base camp. From this point mountaineers will make their bids for the summit. However, for the rest of us mere mortals, Rakaposhi Base Camp is the final destination for an amazing hike from the village of Minapin. In this post I will describe three ways that you can hike to Rakaposhi Base Camp. Looking…

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How to travel Ethiopia – Know before you go

The only African country never to be colonised. The cradle of humanity from which all humans began their journey on earth. The final resting place of the Arc of the Covenant and most importantly, the creator of coffee. Ethiopia has many fascinating historical claims and is unlike any other African country you will visit. However, many travellers I've met have gotten frustrated with Ethiopia and ended up never wanting to return. So how do you travel Ethiopia the…

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Ireland Road Trip: The Perfect Budget Itinerary

Do you want to fully explore Ireland but have a limited budget? Do you have several weeks and lots of energy to spare? Then a camping road trip could be the best trip for you. Many of the best sights in Ireland are outdoors which means they are mostly free to visit. Combine this with the ability to cook your own food and camp in the wild and a 28 day Ireland road trip suddenly becomes very affordable.…

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How to visit Monument Valley: Which Tour to Pick

I was talking to a friend recently who was planning a road trip around the American South West. She mentioned that she had seen a sunrise photo of mine at Monument Valley and was excited for her visit. I explained that to see the view from that photograph it was necessary to do a tour in the valley. This got me to thinking - maybe other people would like to know the best way to visit Monument Valley?…

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Craft Breweries Around the World

There’s something so enjoyable about having a beer at the end of a good hike or after a busy day of sightseeing. For me, sampling new beer has become as big a part of travelling as trying new foods. Food, beer and exploring all seem to sit happily hand in hand with each other. For this reason I felt it was only right that I compile a list of my favourite craft breweries from around the world. Where…

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12 Amazing Alternative Adventures

Are you looking to try something different? Need some inspiration to find an exciting experience? As a long term traveller I frequently get asked what are the best alternative adventures I've had, so I thought it was about time I shared some of them with you. In this post I describe 12 amazing adventures that I have enjoyed since I became an overland adventure tour leader in 2013. Some are quite active while others are more relaxing, but…

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Galway one day itinerary

Do you ever visit a place and instantly fall in love? Do you ever arrive somewhere that just feels like a great place to be? Galway is one of those places for me. As soon as we pulled into the campsite I just knew we were in for a great weekend. I wasn’t disappointed! We had two nights and one day to spend in Galway. If you want to see all the sights but are tight for time,…

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