The Rocky mountains are beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, that even though I hate driving alone, I just kept driving all day. I made it from Banff to Jasper and back – in total about 9.5 hours of driving. And it was totally worth it. Let these pictures tell you why… The Fairmont Banff Springs […]Read more "Canadian Rocky Road Trip (In Photos)"
In 2012, National Geographic’s Traveller magazine named Kerala as one of the “ten paradises of the world”, and “50 must see destinations of a lifetime”. And yet, I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who’s been there. So, when my best friend Kat told me she was going for a few days (it’s a little […]Read more "Tea Fields and Backwaters: Kerala in Photos"
There’s no doubt about it: Queenstown is the crown jewel of New Zealand. In winter this picturesque town is blanketed in snow and packed full of skiers, but it’s just as breathtaking to visit in summer. And to truly see all that the area around Queenstown has to offer, you should hire a car.Read more "Queenstown Summer Road Trip: 10 Unmissable Activities"
Rotorua, known for its pungent rotten egg smell, is probably New Zealand’s most touristy city. So, for those who like to get off the beaten track, it can be difficult to know what’s worth doing.This list isn’t exhaustive: there are plenty of other cool things to do in Rotorua (hot tip: if you visit the […]Read more "Rotorua: 4 Unmissable Activities Off the Beaten Track"
“This place should have more visitors. It deserves them. You mark my words, the tourists will come flocking here in a few years when word gets out” – my friend Ally, upon discovering the Coromandel for the first time Most overseas visitors come to New Zealand expecting the epic snowy mountains from the Lord of […]Read more "The Magical Coromandel (in Photos)"
Barely three hours from Melbourne, there’s a National Park I’d never heard of until I looked at a map to work out what there was to do on the drive from Adelaide. And it turns out, Grampians National Park has startling beauty that deserves to be better known. These are the highlights of my 24 […]Read more "24 Hours in Grampians National Park"
British people all seem to dream of going to Australia. And there’s one item sure to feature on their itinerary. A highlight of Aussie travel marketing in Europe that somehow few Kiwis have ever heard of: Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. After hearing about it non-stop when I lived in the UK, I decided to pop over […]Read more "The Great Ocean Road Trip"
The bus broke down about two hours into our first trip. It was like the plot of a B-grade roadtrip movie… ‘Two free spirits buy an enormous aqua coloured house bus on a whim, and a few short weeks later eight people, most of whom barely know each other, are on a mission to […]Read more "Mending Breakdowns"
Remember the icy climax of Die Another Day? James Bond speeds across a frozen lagoon filled with icebergs, fighting off the baddies and saving the world. Welcome to Jökulsárlón, Iceland. A real-life glacial lagoon. You can reach it in about 5 hours from Reykjavik. I was sold on Jökulsárlón even before hearing about the volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls […]Read more "Road-Tripping Icebergs, Volcanoes and Waterfalls (in Photos)"
Driving around the south of France has always been a dream for me. And I only ended up on the wrong side of the road three times! View Larger Map If a picture is worth a thousand words, by my calculations, this post is about 18,000 words long… for the first time, I’m letting the […]Read more "Provence Road Trip (in Photos)"