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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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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How to visit Monument Valley: Which Tour to Pick

In this post I explain everything you need to know to plan your visit to Monument Valley. I describe why taking a tour is the best way to experience this special place. I provide information on the tour operators available and the best tour to take. 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…

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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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Alaska to Panama – A Road Trip to Remember

In the summer of 2014 I embarked on a 105 day trip along the Pan American Highway from Anchorage, Alaska to Panama City, Panama. On this tour we covered 9 countries and a whole lot of miles. I was lucky enough to re-visit these places on future trips, but this was the only occasion where I covered the ground on one trip. This overland adventure took place in a converted American school bus who was called Betsy. In…

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A photo journey of America’s National Parks

A photographic tour across America to inspire your very own Great American Road Trip! I recently read an article by a doctor who had plotted the most optimal route for a road trip to visit all of the USA's lower 48 National Parks. I thought it was an intriguing proposition. I've done quite a few road trips around the US trying to visit them all, but I've only managed to see half. The route creator claims you could…

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Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Hike

A guide to hiking the Grand Canyon rim to rim. I provide information on route options, how to obtain permits and what gear to take with you. Have you ever thought about a Grand Canyon rim to rim hike? I’ll admit that for my first visit to the Grand Canyon that thought hadn’t crossed my mind. For my first visit I wanted to see the Grand Canyon in all it’s glory and I figured the best view was…

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Do you want a career working in the Mountains?

Here's how I got a career working in the mountains In January 2009 I quit my regular job and headed off to the Canadian Rockies with dreams of endless snowboarding weighing heavy on my mind. What was meant to be just a 3 month break turned into an incredible 5 years, living and working in North America. Here is a short article I produced for Non-Stop a few years back about my time in the mountains. If you…

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