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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Ireland Road Trip: The Perfect Budget Itinerary

In this Ireland road trip guide, I provide all the information needed to enjoy an epic 28 day adventure around the Emerald Isle. I suggest which route to take, what activities to enjoy and which places to stay for every day of the trip. If you're wondering how to plan a trip in Ireland look no further - I've put the hard work in so you don't have to! Car camping is a great way to see the…

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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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Exploring the Beara Peninsula: Dursey Island Walk

A guide to exploring Dursey Island in County Cork. I explain what you can expect on the Dursey Island walk. The Beara Peninsula is the hidden gem of south-west Ireland. With big competition from the Ring of Kerry and Dingle, this peninsula tends to get overlooked. It's part of the Wild Atlantic Way, an epic road network that travels along the coast roads of Western Ireland. I was so impressed with my visit there that I would recommend…

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Helvellyn – The Best Lake District Hike

This year I’ve done some great hikes in far reaching places. In japan we hiked to the top of a volcano so we could snowboard back down and in Ethiopia we hiked in the Simien mountains with Gelada monkeys. However, the best hike of the year so far has to be a hike that was a lot closer to home. Just a (relatively) short drive up the road, Helvellyn has to be the best Lake District Hike. Ullswater…

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A Guide To Hiking Pen Y Fan

This is a guide to hiking Pen y Fan, the highest mountain in South Wales. In this article I explain all you need to know about 3 routes for a beautiful Pen y Fan hike. IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR 2020 - construction at the Neuadd reservoirs makes getting to the start of the horseshoe trail a little trickier! Pen Y Fan - A Great Brecon Beacons Walk Let me start by explaining how to pronounce it! If you’re not…

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