Photo Friday: Quilotoa Crater Lake

  Ecuador’s green as can be Quilotoa Crater Lake   The Quilotoa Loop is one of Ecuador’s BEST hiking routes. This largely undeveloped region lets you travel back to in time to Ecuador’s rural past. And at the heart of it, the gorgeously green, but shockingly lifeless, Quilotoa Crater Lake.   If you want to visit this hiker’s dream though you better do it soon! Being home to the country’s charismatic President,... Read More

Pen y Fan’s Best Trail: The Horseshoe Route

  Pen y Fan offers walkers in Wales a great half day hike. While most people take the quick, easy route up from Storey Arms, surely the best route up is the four peaked Horseshoe Route… & how could you disagree with Wales’ favourite weatherman, Derek! This walk offers some of the best views in South Wales, with stunning 360° landscapes of the Brecon Beacons, and culminates in the peak of Pen y Fan, the tallest mountain in... Read More

Photo Friday: Wax Palms & Clouds at Cocora Valley

  Clouds coming in to Cocora Valley   This shot was taken in Colombia’s incredible Cocora Valley, dominated by the Wax Palm trees that cover its lush green valley walls. The clouds came in wispy to start, but finished up cloaking the valley by midday!    Read More

Photo Friday: Trekking Through Cocora Valley

  Trekking through Cocora Valley, Colombia   This is the LONG overdue return of Photo Friday! Here’s the beautiful Cocora Valley in Colombia, home to the impressive Wax Palm trees. We walked through the stunningly sun soaked valley for a few hours, enjoying wonderful scenery like this!      Read More

Top 5 Destinations in America

1. Orlando, FL Holidays to Florida will never fail to impress! Orlando easily makes our list as one of our favourite places to visit in the US. Disney World can make anyone feel like a kid again, you can’t deny the excitement at your first sighting of Mickey! Apart from Disney, Busch Gardens and Universal Studios are also must visit parks. Busch Gardens has great roller coasters and an impressive zoo, while Universal Studio’s movie themed... Read More

Trekking in Colca Canyon: Cabanaconde to Sangalle

  As one of the deepest canyons IN THE WORLD!!… Colca Canyon offers some of the best trekking in Peru. The most popular trip is a two-day, one-night trek to ‘The Oasis’, an aptly named spot of greenery deep in the canyon’s aridity. The trek starts in Cabanaconde, at 10,784 ft (3,287 m), finishing in Sangalle, at 7,300 ft (2,225 m). The trail is incredible, taking you through desert-like conditions, while staring up at... Read More

Machu Picchu: The Inca Jungle Trail

  Machu Picchu is the crown jewel in Peru’s rich history. Perched high up in the Andes on a picture-perfect ridge, the location of Machu Picchu is breathtaking. Unfortunately, it does make it more difficult to get to!… particularly with no roads in & out! But fear not. There are literally hundreds of tour operators in Cusco who are happy to help, & there are several options to consider.   The Famous Vista of Machu Picchu As... Read More

Thailand’s Top 5

Thailand is high on most people’s wish lists to visit… & so it should be! Thailand flights are never too expensive, & landing in Bangkok will open up the whole of the stunning South East Asian peninsula to you. We’re taking a nostalgic look back to the first country we backpacked & our favourite 5 stop-offs. Chiang Mai – Jungle Trekking Chiang Mai is a charming city, set high into the northern highlands of Thailand.... Read More

Photostory: Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa is like no where else in Vietnam. The people speak a different dialectic, dress in traditional tribal clothes, the region is very cold compared to the rest of Vietnam, and tribal villages scattered around offer travelers a different taste of locals and their way of life. It is easily one of the best places anyone can go to in Vietnam, but I’ll let the pictures do the talking! After our 3 week motorbike ride to the North, we sold our bikes... Read More

Snowdon: Small but Stormy

Snowdon. Wales tallest mountain. 3,550 feet. We were told “It’s a GREAT hike! You’ll love it, the view from the top is beautiful. It’s an easy 3 hour walk, no problem for the two of you.” Oh, how wrong our friends and family were! Rewind the story to Cardiff and 5 people piling into a car with bags everywhere for a 4 day road trip around the Welsh countryside. Gale force winds, sleet, and zero visibility were not apart... Read More

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