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 mapped walking route.  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 set out to discover amazing…

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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, Jalisco 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…

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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 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: "what…

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Visit Paricutin Volcano, Mexico

This is a guide 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 so much more…

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1 Day In Udaipur Itinerary

In this post I describe the best 1 day Udaipur itinerary. I loved my time in Udaipur and if you're planning a trip to India then Udaipur needs to be included! The beautiful Lake City of 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…

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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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