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

This is a comprehensive 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…

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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 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 career…

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The Best Things to do in Moab: 9 Adventurous Activities

Moab is a small town in southeast Utah. In this post I describe 9 of the best things to do in Moab. I include detailed activity descriptions, accommodation options and suggest the best time time of year to visit. I absolutely love Moab! (I feel like I start a lot of posts that way, but it’s true!) I’ve always said that Moab is the gateway to a huge outdoor adventure playground and that’s exactly why I do love…

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The best places for photography in Kolkata

A guide to finding the best places for photography in Kolkata. I provide example photos and information for each location as well as a pinned Google map. When I knew I was visiting Kolkata as part of my overland tour of India, I knew I wanted to do a street photography tour. However, the tour which had been recommended to me was unavailable for the days I was visiting the city. So I searched online for amazing Kolkata photography…

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Explore India: 20 Unique Indian Experiences

In this post I wanted to share some of the uniquely Indian experiences that you might not have heard of, or maybe didn’t know was possible. When you think of travelling to India, you probably have visions of visiting the Taj Mahal, doing a yoga retreat or simply relaxing on a tropical beach. And whilst these things are all great experiences that should be enjoyed on an India trip, there’s a lot more to see and do. Having…

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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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Thorong La Pass Trek

Thorong La Pass is the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit Trail, Nepal. In this post I describe what you can expect when trekking 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…

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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 for foreigners. 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 an intriguing country to…

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What to Pack for India

A comprehensive guide for tackling the common dilemma of what to pack for India. For three months during Winter 2019/2020, I led 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 the tour:…

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