• Hiking Machu Picchu Mountain

    If you’re headed to Peru, but don’t have time to hike the iconic Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Mountain is a breathtaking alternative trek that can be completed as part of a day visit to Machu Picchu. From its towering peak, high above the ancient citadel, this unforgettable hike promises…

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    2 days in Rio de Janeiro: The best places to visit

    Rio de Janeiro has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. In fact, it was my long-term obsession with this vibrant city in Brazil that inspired my month-long backpacking adventure around South America (what can I say, I don’t like to do things by halves!) Rio de…

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    ‘Walk to the View’: The best short walk in Bath

    If you’re planning a visit to Bath, but want to escape the crowds, then National Trust’s ‘Walk to the View’ might just be the perfect solution. This spectacular short walk takes in historic city-centre sights, canal-side scenery, and the most incredible Bath Skyline views. Read more: Festive Things to…

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    Visiting Lake Skadar National Park in Montenegro

    For such a small country, the diversity of Montenegro’s natural scenery is phenomenal. You’ve got beautiful beaches and fjord-like bays down south; towering mountains and plunging canyons up in the north; and then, straddling the border with Albania, there’s Lake Skadar National Park: one of Montenegro’s wildest landscapes and…

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    Montenegro for adventure-lovers: A weekend in Durmitor National Park

    Montenegro may be famous for its charming old towns and romantic bays of the south, but up in the mountainous north a whole world of adventure and epic scenery awaits. Durmitor National Park is one of Europe’s best kept secrets, with towering peaks and dramatic canyons, not to mention…

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    Sintra: A fairytale day trip from Lisbon

    If you’ve ever dreamed of stepping into a real-life fairytale, then you need to add Sintra to your bucket list immediately. This magical hilltop town and UNESCO world heritage site in Portugal is shrouded by enchanting forests and dotted with colourful palaces that look like they’ve been plucked straight out…

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    The best beaches on the Gower Peninsula

    2020 is the year for discovering local adventures and, luckily for us, the U.K. has an abundance of stunning coastline to explore. When it comes to beautiful beaches, the Gower Peninsula in South Wales gives even the most exotic, far-flung destinations a run for their money. Picture-perfect sandy bays,…

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    Hiking the South West Coast Path from Minehead to Porlock

    When you think of epic hikes, it’s easy to conjure up images of America’s great Appalachian Trail or the Camino de Santiago in Spain. But just 60 miles west of Bristol, you’ll find the starting point for one of the most spectacular and adventurous long-distance hiking routes in the…

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