Top things to do in Tequila, Jalisco

Here's a complete guide to visiting the town of Tequila in Mexico. In this post I outline the top things to do in Tequila, including where to stay, how to get there and what it all costs. I love Mexico and have visited several times. I have journeyed across the Yucatán Peninsula in the south, explored Zapotec ruins in the central highlands, and driven along the Gulf of California into the USA. On my wanderings around this deceptively…

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Hiking Thorong La Pass

Thorong La Pass is the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit Trail, Nepal. In this post I describe what you can expect when hiking from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass. When we did this hike we’d heard a lot of things about the pass from other hikers. Differing accounts of what time to leave and how long it would take. It was difficult to know what to believe. So as someone who has independently trekked the…

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India Survival Guide: 28 tips for travelling India

This is my India Survival Guide - everything you need to know to stay safe and healthy during a trip to India. Travelling around this vast sub-continent can be an intimidating prospect. However, with a little preparation and some cultural understanding, there is little to fear in a visit to this colourful country. After spending 3 months in India this winter I have put together this India Survival Kit. Incredible India is a intriguing country to visit. It…

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What to Pack for India

A comprehensive guide for tackling the common dilemma of what to pack for India. For 3 months during the Winter of 2019/2020 I lead an overland tour of India. On the tour I visited many regions of this huge country. Some passengers joined me for the whole trip, whilst others enjoyed just one or two sections. However, there was a constant theme amongst my female passengers. One question they all wished they had answers to before they joined…

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Visit Paricutin Volcano, Mexico

A post I wanted to put together to help intrepid travellers who want to visit Paricutin volcano in western Mexico. I remember researching this Mexican volcano before my first visit in 2014 and finding very little information. Several tours later, I decided to compile this comprehensive guide. Ah mighty Mexico! The land of tacos and Tequila. For many holidaymakers a trip to Mexico will consist of an all inclusive trip to Cancun. However this is a country with…

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1 Day In Udaipur Itinerary

If you're planning a trip to India then Udaipur needs to be included. In this post I describe the best 1 day Udaipur itinerary. The beautiful Lake City in Udaipur is an absolute gem in Rajasthan and probably my favourite Indian city (apart from Kolkata!). In January 2020 I visited Udaipur whilst leading an overland trip. As usual, even though we had two full days here, most of my first day was spent working. On my second day…

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Annapurna Circuit Packing List

In this post I have compiled an Annapurna Circuit packing list for anyone considering taking on this incredibly beautiful and challenging trek. Hiking the Annapurna Circuit Hiking the Annapurna Circuit will be one of the most amazing experiences of your life. The beautiful scenery, the friendly people and the feeling of satisfaction once you've pushed yourself to limit and come out the other end. However, the equipment you have with you could be the difference in making your…

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How to visit the Wagah Border Ceremony

A post outlining how to visit the Wagah Border Ceremony, including a brief history, timings and costs involved. In the Autumn of 2019 I travelled to two incredible countries. Two neighbouring countries in Asia with very different ways of life. One a predominately Muslim country and one predominantly Hindu. Everyday at the border between these two countries there is a bizarre but passionate ceremony to mark the closing of the border. In this guide I describe all you…

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Places to visit in Uzbekistan: 3 hidden gems

I am lucky enough to have visited Uzbekistan three times in the last few years. During this time I have seen it grow in popularity. In this post I describe 3 places to visit in Uzbekistan that are off the beaten track. Travelling Central Asia is a fabulously enriching experience. Despite all the nations previously being ruled by the Soviet Union, every country in the region has their own unique language, history and culture to get lost in.…

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Why I love to visit Georgia: Georgia destinations

A visit to Georgia (the country, not the state) is a must for anyone who likes big mountains, a varied history and great wine. In this travel guide I outline 7 top Georgia destinations. You know the saying good things come in small packages? Well this is definitely true for the little Caucasian country of Georgia. Ever since my first visit to Georgia in 2015 it has remained one of my favourite countries. Sometimes I arrive in a…

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