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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Travel to Cambodia – a photo journey

I'm always amazed by peoples ability to bounce back from tragedy. To pick themselves up and just get on with living again. Nowhere is that more the case than in the Kingdom of Cambodia. In the 1970s this small country witnessed one of the most horrific genocides the world has ever known. However, just forty years on the country has bounced back to become a top destination for any visit to South East Asia. With a delightfully warm…

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Ranthambore Tiger Safari

My amazing experience of doing a Ranthambore tiger safari in India, along with all the practical information you need to organise one for yourself. The dream - Tigers in India When I knew I would be visiting India in late 2019 my first thought was "Oo I hope I see tigers". Having been lucky enough to do some game drives in South America and Africa, I have seen some of the worlds beautiful big cats such as lions,…

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Travellers Hiking Guide: Ice Lake Trek, Nepal

Ice Lake in Manang is one of the best side hikes of the Annapurna Circuit. In this post I provide a trail description, trail stats and where to stay after completing the Ice Lake trek. The Best Annapurna Circuit Side Hike - Ice Lake, Manang The Annapurna Circuit is a classic long distance hike set in the heart of the Himalayas. The start and finish points vary, as does the amount of time taken to hike it, but…

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Dhaulagiri Icefall Trek, Nepal

The most comprehensive guide to hiking Dhaulagiri as a day trek from Larjung. The climax of this Annapurna region trek is a viewpoint of Dhaulagiri Icefall. Dhaulagiri peak is the seventh highest mountain in the world. At 8167m it is the highest mountain in the world that stands entirely in one country, that country being Nepal. The name is derived from Sanskrit and means white beautiful mountain. I have to admit it is a damn good looking mountain!…

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20 Unique Reasons to visit Pakistan

Travelling in Pakistan is truly a delight and something I would encourage anyone to do. In this post I put forward my 20 reasons to visit Pakistan. Pakistan was once, well and truly on the overland hippy trail from London to Kathmandu. However, following the terrorist attacks in 9/11 tourism in Pakistan halted almost overnight. Now though, tourists are starting to return to this beautiful country, so I wanted to share my thoughts on why to visit Pakistan…

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Visit Fairy Meadows and Nanga Parbat View Point

Fairy Meadows is advertised as Pakistan’s most beautiful place. As the name suggests, it's a meadow which is nestled in the Pakistani Himalayas. With spectacular views of the Karakoram range in one direction and of Nanga Parbat in the other, it’s easy to see why it’s been given this accolade. In this post I describe our epic adventure to this beautiful place and what you can expect on a visit to Fairy Meadows and Nanga Parbat View Point.…

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How to hike Rakaposhi Base Camp

This is a complete guide to hiking Rakaposhi Base Camp, Pakistan. I provide information on 3 different ways to hike Rakaposhi and beyond to Diran Base Camp. I explain when to visit and where to stay, and provide a detailed trail description. Rakaposhi peak is a mountain in the Karakoram Range that stretches up to 7788m. Tucked away alongside the edge of the Minapin glacier, is Rakaposhi Base camp. From this point mountaineers will make their bids for…

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How to travel Ethiopia – Know before you go

The only African country never to be colonised. The cradle of humanity from which all humans began their journey on earth. The final resting place of the Arc of the Covenant and most importantly, the creator of coffee. Ethiopia has many fascinating historical claims and is unlike any other African country you will visit. However, many travellers I've met have gotten frustrated with Ethiopia and ended up never wanting to return. So how do you travel Ethiopia the…

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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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