10 Of The Best Snowdonia Hiking Routes

Snowdonia National Park in North Wales covers an area of 2132km², making it the largest National Park in Wales. Scattered over this vast area are 9 mountain ranges with dramatic craggy peaks, over 100 picturesque lakes, 23 miles of scenic coastline and a multitude of peaceful woodland areas. To fully appreciate all this natural beauty there is an abundance of Snowdonia walking routes for hikers of all abilities to enjoy. Top Snowdonia walks can vary from strolling along…

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The Best Filtered Water Bottle for Travel and Hiking

As responsible travellers and hikers we need to make sure that we are taking care of the environments we visit, whilst at the same time taking care of our health. One of the best ways we can do that in 2020, is to invest in a top quality filtered water bottle. If you're looking to buy your first filtered water bottle for travel or hiking, you might get overwhelmed by the huge choice available. It's easy to become…

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6 Snowdon Routes – Which Snowdon Path Should I Choose?!

Mount Snowdon or Yr Wyddfa in Welsh, is located in Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. At 1085m (3560ft) Mount Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and is also the only major UK peak that has a train running to its' summit.  The 360 degree views from Snowdon's summit are breathtaking and on clear days can stretch as far as Ireland. Mountain views like these are best savoured after they have been earned, and this can be…

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Things to do in Kas, Turkey

This is a guide to visiting Kas, Turkey. In this post you will discover top things to see and do on a visit to this beautiful Turquoise Coast town. Kas or Kaş as it's written in Turkish is pronounced kash. It's a small town nestled along the southwest coast of Turkey. A stretch of coastline known as the Turquoise Coast (for reasons that'll become obvious once you see the ocean!) The pretty cobbled streets and white wash houses make…

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Visiting Cappadocia: The Perfect 3 Day Cappadocia Itinerary

Cappadocia is a semi-arid region of Central Turkey famed for it's distinctive rock formations. Commonly known as Fairy Chimneys, these incredulous rock and earth towers are the result of millions of years of weathering and erosion. For a long time this pretty region of Turkey has grown in popularity with tourists and is now a must-visit for any trip to Turkey. On my overland tours through Turkey I visited Cappadocia several times and it was always a pleasure…

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3 Funny Short Travel Stories

A collection of short travel stories for a quick and (hopefully) entertaining read. In the UK where I was brought up, guns are not the norm. To buy and keep a gun requires strict police checks and several storage regulations. Therefore, travelling to countries where guns are commonplace can be quite a shock at first. What follows are 3 short story examples, where travelling has introduced me to some very interesting gun cultures. These are by no means…

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An epic American Southwest Road Trip Itinerary

A tour of the South Western States is an American road trip like no other. The scenery includes iconic locations and incredible landscapes that will have you reaching for your camera at every turn. If you love big open spaces and exploring the great outdoors, then you’ll love a southwest road trip! The Great American Southwest The American Southwest is a broad term covering Southern Nevada, Southern California, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. To cover all of these…

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4 Walking Routes to Llyn y Fan Fach & Llyn y Fan Fawr

Llyn y Fan Fach is a glacial lake in the Brecon Beacons. This hiking guide describes 4 walking routes which take in views of this beautiful lake. I provide trail descriptions, distances, times and starting locations. The Black Mountain (singular) refers to a range of mountains in the Western Brecon Beacons National Park. This is not to be confused with the Black Mountains on the Eastern side of the Park. The highest peak in the Black Mountain (Y…

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A Crazy Mongolia Travel Blog Tale

A fun Mongolia travel blog story from an overland tour I led in 2015. The adventures that ensued on this tour quickly established Mongolia as my favourite overlanding destination.  The tour was part of a 4 month trip from Mongolia to Istanbul along the fabled Silk Road. Along this route we passed through China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and finished in Turkey. In this post I share one of the days from this trip that will certainly…

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The Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

Discover the most beautiful waterfalls in the world in this ultimate guide! Beautiful waterfalls around the world always attract visitors looking to witness the sheer force of nature. From the tallest to the widest, people are drawn to these captivating natural wonders, which in turn become huge tourist attractions for their respective countries. In this list I put forward 23 spectacular waterfalls from around the world. Some are well known and some are more off the beaten path.…

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