Phong Nha Paradise Cave Tour from Hue

Phong Nha Paradise Cave Tour from Hue

The Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is home to the biggest cave in the world. Son Doong is a challenge for most travellers, as it is a four day/three night trek to be able to visit it, and it costs around $3000USD. A good alternative experience is instead visiting...
Group Tour vs Independent Travel: Which is Better?

Group Tour vs Independent Travel: Which is Better?

Almost everyone you meet will have an opinion on this – are group tours or independent travel better? Some people will swear by tours, others will not even consider one. So where do I stand? If you had asked me a few months ago I would probably have answered...
Things to do in Porto, Portugal

Things to do in Porto, Portugal

Porto is Portugal’s second city. While Lisbon may be the capital, Porto has the claim to fame as being the inspiration behind the country name. Historically, Lisbon was the political seat of power, and from here in Porto the bishops and priests ruled. Instead of...
Ten Reasons to Visit Adelaide in Mad March

Ten Reasons to Visit Adelaide in Mad March

Adelaide, Australia, is a great city to visit all year round. South Australia is often known as the Festival State, because there always seems to be some festival or other going on. But there is one part of the year that Adelaide truely comes alive – and that is...
Is Copenhagen Card Worth It?

Is Copenhagen Card Worth It?

City cards are great! They can be called all sorts of things – tourist passes, city passes – but are essentially a card sold by the tourism board in a particular city or country which will give you access to many of the popular attractions either free or...
A Step by Step Guide to Planning Your Trip

A Step by Step Guide to Planning Your Trip

You have just decided you need to head off for your first trip away – but now what? It’s so exciting, and there are so many places that you want to go, but you have no idea how to plan a trip. Perhaps this is the first time you will be traveling...
A Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart, Tasmania

A Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart, Tasmania

One of my must-sees when I knew we were going to Hobart in Tasmania was Port Arthur. It’s one of Australia’s most important historical sites, and a major part of the Australian Convict Sites, registered as a UNESCO world heritage site. Here I will tell you...
What Staying in a Hostel is Really Like for a Gen Xer

What Staying in a Hostel is Really Like for a Gen Xer

We get to a certain age and hostel life no longer appeals to us. Who wants to share a dorm room with nine partying twenty-somethings? I’m not sure I even wanted to do that in my twenties! But do you realise that there is much more to hostels as a budget...
December 2018 Summary

December 2018 Summary

This will be the last of my monthly summaries. These were great to keep everyone up to date while we were travelling, but now that we are mostly at home and taking short trips, they are not so useful. Almost all of the information in these monthly posts will now be...