Colombia is may not be infamous for the diving, but it will not disappoint. With Caribbean and Pacific coastline, the country has some hidden diving gems. Many people will tell you to head to the Caribbean coast when you are travelling in Colombia. A lot of visitors base themselves in Santa Marta, and then explore places such as Tayrona National Park and Minca. Santa Marta itself is quite unimpressive, however… Read More »Scuba diving in Tayrona National Park
Many visitors to Malta like to base themselves in the St Paul’s bay area. This area encompasses St Paul’s Bay, Qawra and Bugibba. There are plenty of things to do in St Paul’s Bay and the areas around. There is accommodation to suit all budgets, plenty of restaurants, and easy access to some of the best things to do in Malta. How far is St Paul’s Bay from the… Read More »Things to do in St Paul’s Bay, Malta
Peru is a firm favourite among backpackers recently, and rightly so. The country is a beautiful mix of Pacific coastlines, rainforests and rugged mountains. It is also home to the infamous Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world. Whenever you travel to a new country, it can be difficult to decide where you should go and what you should see. That is why here I have put… Read More »3 weeks in Peru – Itinerary and costs!
If you are heading to Peru, chances are you are planning on seeing Machu Picchu. One of the 7 wonders of the world, it is usually the highlight of any travellers trip to Peru. There are numerous ways to reach Machu Picchu, and options for all budgets and fitness levels. In November 2018, I did the 5 day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. It was the highlight of my trip… Read More »5 day Salkantay trek – what to expect!
There are many iconic hikes in Peru. Most people focus on the Inca Trail. But thanks to the stunning mountain range that runs down the spine of Peru, there are many more hikes worth doing. One of my favourite hikes was Colca Canyon. This canyon is famous for the magnificent Andean condors and sheer depth. It is said to be the second deepest canyon in the world,… Read More »Hiking Colca Canyon without a guide
Until several years ago, many travellers visiting Peru would often use Lima as their point of entry only, and rush to get away from the city. Now though, Lima is drawing in visitors with its interesting architecture and trendy neighborhoods. With a population of 11 million, it is certainly not a relaxing destination, however it is worth taking 2 or 3 days in Lima to appreciate what the city has… Read More »3 days in Lima – Our budget and itinerary
Ambleside is right in the heart of the Lake District, has plenty of things to do and see, and is the perfect base for exploring the outdoors. Many mountains and long hikes can be started from near Ambleside, however there are plenty of shorter walks too. Whether you are just on a quick weekend break, or a longer holiday, you can easily squeeze one of these walks in! For those… Read More »Short walks from Ambleside
As days get shorter, and temperatures plummet, it can start to feel a little bleak in the UK. However, during winter and the Christmas period, there are plenty of places to enjoy a winter weekend getaway in the UK. Small towns come alive with local festivals and Christmas lights, whilst city’s host markets with international cuisine and gifts. Places which are over run by tourists during the summer months become… Read More »Winter weekend getaway destinations in the UK
Costa Rica is a country famed for its abundance and variety of life, both animal and plant. A popular destination with tourists, the country prides itself on its pristine rainforests and eco friendly image. Sandwiched between the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, and the nutrient rich Pacific Ocean, the waters around Costa Rica are home to all kinds of aquatic life. Cocos Islands, some 500km off the coast, are frequently… Read More »Diving with Bull Sharks at Bat Islands, Costa Rica
A few years ago I spent a lot of time volunteering at a Primary School, and I love to work with kids. Now, as a PADI Instructor, that has not changed and my favourite part of this job is teaching children to dive. Children are quick to learn, very good at listening, and usually better at following instructions than adults! Starting their diving journey when young can be really beneficial,… Read More »How to prepare children for their first Scuba Diving lesson