Things to do in Kas, Turkey

This is a guide to visiting Kas, Turkey. In this post you will discover top things to see and do on a visit to this beautiful Turquoise Coast town. Kas or Kaş as it's written in Turkish is pronounced kash. It's a small town nestled along the southwest coast of Turkey. A stretch of coastline known as the Turquoise Coast (for reasons that'll become obvious once you see the ocean!) The pretty cobbled streets and white wash houses make…

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Visiting Cappadocia: The Perfect 3 Day Cappadocia Itinerary

Cappadocia is a semi-arid region of Central Turkey famed for it's distinctive rock formations. Commonly known as Fairy Chimneys, these incredulous rock and earth towers are the result of millions of years of weathering and erosion. For a long time this pretty region of Turkey has grown in popularity with tourists and is now a must-visit for any trip to Turkey. On my overland tours through Turkey I visited Cappadocia several times and it was always a pleasure…

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3 Funny Short Travel Stories

A collection of short travel stories for a quick and (hopefully) entertaining read. In the UK where I was brought up, guns are not the norm. To buy and keep a gun requires strict police checks and several storage regulations. Therefore, travelling to countries where guns are commonplace can be quite a shock at first. What follows are 3 short story examples, where travelling has introduced me to some very interesting gun cultures. It might not be what…

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An epic American Southwest Road Trip Itinerary

A tour of the South Western States is an American road trip like no other. The scenery includes iconic locations and incredible landscapes that will have you reaching for your camera at every turn. If you love big open spaces and exploring the great outdoors, then you’ll love a southwest road trip. The Great American Southwest The American Southwest is a broad term covering Southern Nevada, Southern California, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. To cover all of these…

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4 Walking Routes to Llyn y Fan Fach & Llyn y Fan Fawr

Llyn y Fan Fach is a glacial lake in the Brecon Beacons. This is a hiking guide describing 4 routes which take in views of this beautiful lake. I provide trail descriptions, distances, times and starting locations. The Black Mountain (singular) refers to a range of mountains in the Western Brecon Beacons National Park. This is not to be confused with the Black Mountains on the Eastern side of the Park. The highest peak in the Black Mountain…

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A Crazy Mongolia Travel Blog Tale

A fun Mongolia travel blog story from an overland tour I led in 2015. The adventures that ensued on this tour quickly established Mongolia as my favourite overlanding destination.  The tour was part of a 4 month trip from Mongolia to Istanbul along the fabled Silk Road. Along this route we passed through China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and finished in Turkey. In this post I share one of the days from this trip that will certainly…

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The Best Brecon Beacons Walks

In this guide I discuss the best Brecon Beacons walks. I provide a brief outline of each hike, including distance, difficulty and starting location. The Brecon Beacons National Park is located in South Wales and is made up of four different areas. These sections of the park are known as the Central Beacons, Fforest Fawr, the Black Mountain and the Black Mountains. Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Geopark. A dedicated National Park since 1957 the Beacons are famed…

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Brecon Beacons Waterfalls

This is a guide to visiting the Brecon Beacons waterfalls in South Wales. The Brecon Beacons is a National Park in South Wales which was established in 1957. The park covers 519 square miles and consists of four main areas - The Black Mountain, Fforest Fawr, The Central Beacons and The Black Mountains. (Yes Black Mountain and Black Mountains - very confusing!) The Brecon Beacons comprises mostly of grassy moorland, interspersed with forestry plantations. The park is known for…

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The Best things to do in Merthyr Tydfil (by a local!)

This is a list of all the best things to do in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. I describe top activities on offer, from mountain biking and rock climbing, to castle tours and whisky tasting. All costs, locations and a downloadable map are included. Merthyr Tydfil is an Iron Heritage town in the South Wales valleys. It was once the largest town in Wales, with a workforce built solely on industry. However, in recent years Merthyr has reinvented itself and…

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Weird Chinese Food

In this post, Nick talks about some of the weird Chinese food he's tried during his trips through China over the last twenty years. Guest Post by Nick Fulford. Night markets in China are a good place to find some weird Chinese foods! A self confessed foodie One of my favourite ways to experience the culture of a country is through food. I would regard eating as one of my hobbies and I am lucky that my overlanding…

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