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disused quarry pit in the ocean, Blue Lagoon Abereiddy
From mild to wild – how to enjoy the Blue Lagoon in Abereiddy

The Blue Lagoon at Abereiddy in Pembrokeshire is a playground for adventure enthusiasts. Here's how to visit.

red and white lighthouse on the horizon with sea in the foreground
The best Northumberland Hotels for your 2021 getaway

Northumberland is a wild and expansive corner of England, so choosing where to stay is important. Here is our pick of the best Northumberland hotels.

Complete guide to the best things to do in Northumberland

Northumberland is a wild part of England with big landscapes, hidden beaches and rugged coastal paths. Discover our favourite things to do in Northumberland.

Croda del Becco (Seekofel) from Lago di Braies
How to visit Lago di Braies – Italy’s alluring emerald-green lake

Experience the picture-postcard lakes, high alpine meadows and dramatic rocky hikes with our guide to the Braies Valley, Italy.

Northumberland Coastal Path, Bambrugh Castle
Explore the Northumberland Coast on these seven excellent day walks

The Northumberland Coastal Path meanders past windswept beaches, rocky headlands and dramatic ruins steeped in history. Here are the best short walks along the Northumberland Coast.

Aristocrat to artisan – the best things to do in Bath in one day

Discover the city that spans the divide between Georgian aristocrats and contemporary hipsters on our day trip to Bath.

How to see the highlights of the Hadrian’s Wall Walk in one day

Hadrian’s Wall stretches for 73 miles but the highlights are in a compact area - here’s how to see the best in one day.

Dolomites Road Trip Itinerary, view of Tre Cime
See the best of the Italian Dolomites on a one-week Road Trip Itinerary

Capture the highlights of the Dolomites on our one-week road trip itinerary including where to stay, driving tips and maps.

disused quarry pit in the ocean, Blue Lagoon Abereiddy
From mild to wild – how to enjoy the Blue Lagoon in Abereiddy

The Blue Lagoon at Abereiddy in Pembrokeshire is a playground for adventure enthusiasts. Here's how to visit.

red and white lighthouse on the horizon with sea in the foreground
The best Northumberland Hotels for your 2021 getaway

Northumberland is a wild and expansive corner of England, so choosing where to stay is important. Here is our pick of the best Northumberland hotels.

Complete guide to the best things to do in Northumberland

Northumberland is a wild part of England with big landscapes, hidden beaches and rugged coastal paths. Discover our favourite things to do in Northumberland.

Croda del Becco (Seekofel) from Lago di Braies
How to visit Lago di Braies – Italy’s alluring emerald-green lake

Experience the picture-postcard lakes, high alpine meadows and dramatic rocky hikes with our guide to the Braies Valley, Italy.

Northumberland Coastal Path, Bambrugh Castle
Explore the Northumberland Coast on these seven excellent day walks

The Northumberland Coastal Path meanders past windswept beaches, rocky headlands and dramatic ruins steeped in history. Here are the best short walks along the Northumberland Coast.

Aristocrat to artisan – the best things to do in Bath in one day

Discover the city that spans the divide between Georgian aristocrats and contemporary hipsters on our day trip to Bath.

How to see the highlights of the Hadrian’s Wall Walk in one day

Hadrian’s Wall stretches for 73 miles but the highlights are in a compact area - here’s how to see the best in one day.

Dolomites Road Trip Itinerary, view of Tre Cime
See the best of the Italian Dolomites on a one-week Road Trip Itinerary

Capture the highlights of the Dolomites on our one-week road trip itinerary including where to stay, driving tips and maps.

scramblers on a narrow ridge in the Lake District, Sharp Edge
Our pick of the best Grade 1 Lake District Scrambles

Looking for an adventure? Here are our 4 favourite scrambles in the Lake District that summit the highest peaks and narrowest ridges.

Hiking on the top of a large mountain in the Lake District, UK
15 Best Lake District Walks from Easy Strolls to Challenging Wainwrights

Our guide to the best walks in the Lake District from easy strolls to challenging Wainwrights, with maps and hiking tips.

Things to do in the Lake District
Our favourite Lakeland activities – best things to do in the Lake District

Walking isn’t the only thing to do in the Lake District with lots of other activities springing up – here are our top 15.

Keswick from Catbells, best view Lake District
Most beautiful Lake District Views and Photography Spots

Our guide to some of the best views in the Lake District that are easy to get to by car or via a short walk.

Places to stay in the lake District, Keswick
The best places to stay in the Lake District in 2021

Find the best places to stay in the Lake District with our guide to each of the areas distinct regions.

Palenque ruins in Mexico through the early morning sunrise
Discover Mesoamerica through these Aztec & Mayan ruins in Mexico

The once-grand cities of Mesoamerica are now overtaken by the jungle. Here are the best Aztec and Mayan ruins in Mexico.

spices piled high in front of a stall holder, Marrakech
The most captivating and interesting things to do in Marrakech

Witness the exotic culture, historical sites and wonderful things to do in Marrakech, including the best riads, bars and attractions.

Discover an intriguing city through these 20 things to do in İstanbul

From gazing over its ancient history, trying its tasty food and exploring its modern vibe; here are our top 10 things to do in Istanbul.

Complete Guide to Exploring Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains

Our guide to the best places to visit in the Atlas Mountains including Berber villages, ruined kasbahs and scenic mountain hiking.

Colourful Italian village tucked into the mountains on Lake Como
See the beauty of the Italian Lakes with a Lake Como Boat Hire

Lake Como is a glamorous escape in the foothills of the Alps. See the best of it from your own Lake Como boat rental.

man stands in a field of flowers with huge mountains in the background
12 breath-taking places to visit in the Italian Alps and Dolomites

Jagged mountains, picture-perfect towns, and emerald lakes make the Italian Alps an ideal destination. Here are the best places to visit.

Trinidad Cuba, things to do
The 10 best things to do in the colonial capital of Trinidad, Cuba

As a perfectly preserved colonial centre, Trinidad Cuba is full of colourful sights and unknown corners. Here's how to see it.

Christ Church College, things to do in Oxford
Grandeur and history in our favourite things to do in Oxford

Find the best things to do in Oxford and a few local experiences to make the most of this enthralling English city.

man sits beside the grassy banks of a river
Our 10 top spots for safe swimming in the Thames

Discover 10 places for wild swimming in the Thames that will leave you revitalised by the English great outdoors.

How to spend a few days visiting Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

Dorset’s Jurassic Coast has dramatic cliffs, dilapidated castles and magnificent scenery. Here’s our ideas for some great days out.

Wild Swimming Lake District, UK, Blea Tarn
Best spots for an invigorating wild swim in the Lake District

With misty lakes, meandering rivers and hidden tarns, here are 8 remote spots for wild swimming in the Lake District.

Best Cotswolds Villages, Arlington Row, Bibury
Traditional charm and modern gems in the best Cotswolds villages

From idyllic English countryside to a thriving food scene, here are the best Cotswolds villages to visit, each offering something different.

Things to do in the Cotswolds
Our favourite places to visit in the Cotswolds to inspire your next trip

Discover our favourite things to do in the Cotswolds - walk the halls of English history and the trails of bucolic countryside.

Rust colour craggy mountains in front of a deep valley
Explore the remote and rugged Lake District at the Langdale Pikes

The best ways to visit the beautiful Langdale Pikes in the Lake District; wild swimming, energetic hikes and stunning photography spots.

King's College Cambridge in front of green field
Walk the halls of history with our guide to spending a day in Cambridge

Our guide to spending a day out in Cambridge to capture all the highlights including what to see, insider tips and map.

white limestone coastline with 2 white stacks
The best ways to visit and photograph Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

The towering limestone stacks of Old Harry Rocks are the scenic result of the forces of nature. Here are the best ways to see them.

Huge Christian cathedral bursting through the roof of the Islamic Prayer hall of the Mosque/Cathedral Córdoba
Our favourite things to do in the fascinating city of Córdoba, Spain

Visit tree lined squares, cool local tapas bars and one of the most important buildings in the world on our guide to the best things to do in Córdoba, Spain.

Cádiz Cathedral and old town in the late afternoon sun.
Our complete guide to Cádiz, the island city of Andalucía

Our complete guide to visiting the island city of Cádiz, including the best tapas bars and coolest hotels.

3 day Seville itinerary
Traditional Tapas & Spanish Masters – get the most out of 3 days in Seville

In early spring or fall, Seville’s massive cathedral and stunning Alcázar are bathed in sun. Here's how to spend 3 days in Seville.

Seville attractions, Things to do in Seville, Real Alcazar
Our 18 favourite things to do in the beautiful city of Seville

From opulent palaces and cosy hidden squares, to a sun-infused culture; our guide to the best things to do in Seville.

Scafell Pike Corridor Route
Walk Scafell Pike via the Corridor Route for a top Lake District hike

The Corridor Route to Scafell Pike covering 15 kilometres and rising 1,000 metres is a rugged exploration in the Lake District.

Lake Sorapis
Our complete guide to hiking to the turquoise waters of Lake Sorapis

Complete guide to hiking to Lago di Sorapis in the Dolomites, including a spectacular high mountain pass return.

Val di Funes, Italy, Dolomites, Santa Maddelena Church
Visit Santa Maddalena Church and more in Val di Funes, Italy

Capture Instagram-famous churches and hike idyllic trails with our complete guide to visiting Val di Funes in the Dolomites, Italy.

Tre Cime di Lavaredo hike, Dolomites
Hiking the Stunning Tre Cime di Lavaredo Loop in the Dolomites

How to hike the Tre Cime di Lavaredo loop in the Dolomites including a map, how to get there and the most scenic route to take.

9 Great Hikes in the Dolomites – Easy strolls to exhilarating hikes

Our guide to the 9 best day hikes in the Dolomites ranging from easy strolls to exhilarating mountain climbs.

driving in turkey
Driving in Turkey – What you need to know for your Turkey Road Trip

We spent three weeks on a magnificent road-trip around Turkey. Here are our top tips for driving in Turkey and getting home in one piece.

Lisbon to Sintra Day Trip
Explore magical palaces on a Lisbon to Sintra day trip

Sintra is packed with fairy-tale palaces, hilltop castles and Moorish influences. Here's all you need to know about how to spend one day in Sintra.

things to do in Lisbon 2021
Our favourite things to do in Lisbon to inspire your next trip

Our 15 things to do in Lisbon, from the stunning Jerónimos Monastery to hidden bars tucked away in quiet local streets.

3 days in Lisbon
Get the most out of the Portuguese Capital on our 3 Day Lisbon Itinerary

Find cosy local bars, majestic castles and timeless architecture on our 3-day Lisbon itinerary.

Turkey Itinerary
Ancient ruins, cool cities & fairy tale lands on our 2-week Turkey itinerary

Our complete 2-week Turkey itinerary; an amazing road trip featuring the ancient ruins, Istanbul and Cappadocia.

istanbul itinerary
See historic icons and local haunts on our 5-day Istanbul itinerary

See historic icons, cool modern art and local neighbourhoods on our complete 5-day Istanbul Itinerary.

South Morocco
Beautiful & intriguing places in Morocco to inspire your next trip

South Morocco is an enticing blend of quiet traditional life and frenetic tourist haunts. Here are the top 19 places to visit in Morocco.

African safari animals
20 Incredible African safari animals and where to see them

20 incredible African safari animals to look out for, including where to go, how to see them and when to go.

best time to visit South Africa
Planning a trip to South Africa? Here’s the best time to visit

South Africa is a large diverse country with each region peaking at different times; here is our advice on the best time to visit South Africa.

South Africa Itinerary
Tips to help you construct your own South Africa itinerary

Trying to work out where to visit in South Africa? Here is our advice to help you construct the perfect South Africa itinerary.

Best places to visit in South Africa
Our pick of the best places to visit in South Africa

Remarkable wildlife, breath-taking scenery and hidden wine regions - here are our favourite places to visit in South Africa.

beach huts on a stone beach
Where to stay on the Jurassic Coast – Hotels, huts & B&Bs

Whether you are a hardy hiker or beach lover, here's how to chose the best places to stay on the Jurassic Coast.

Life in lockdown – New islands in our shrinking world

Journal from lockdown: finding unexpected opportunities in smaller and smaller islands of humanity.

Where to stay in the Cotswolds
Where to stay in the Cotswolds – Best areas & hotels

Our guide to the best places to stay in the Cotswolds for rugged ramblers, village junkies, foodies and walkers.

Sharp Edge, Blencathra
Conquer knife-edge ridges on this exhilarating walk up Blencathra

How challenging are the ascents up Blencathra via Sharp Edge & Hall Fell Ridge? This article helps you assess if the walk is for you.

OCT 20 / Why we’re not travelling abroad at the moment

With borders intermittently opening up across Europe, many people are cautiously venturing out to re-embrace travel. Here's why we're not.

Seven Sisters Cliff Walk
See the best of Seven Sisters Cliffs on this stunning walk

Our route for the Seven Sisters Walk that captures the best of the cloud-white cliffs, meandering rivers and waves of pasture.

Enjoy a great day out kayaking or canoeing the River Wye

Navigate gently tumbling waters through wooden valleys and historic towns on a canoeing excursion on the River Wye.

September update
SEP 20 / Re-discovering the UK

From nurturing our sourdough starter to exploring much more of the UK, here is what we've been up to in lockdown.

Things to do in the Wye Valley
12 wonderful things to do in the Wye Valley

Discover imposing ruins, medieval masterpieces, and the great outdoors on our list of the best things to do in the Wye Valley.

How to spend a weekend in book-loving Hay on Wye

Quirky bookshops, stunning natural scenery and outdoor pursuits - our favourite things to do in Hay on Wye.

Charming cotswolds stone cottage with beautiful garden
5 itinerary ideas for the perfect Cotswolds break

With country walks and cosy pubs; charming villages and historic grandeur, here are 5 weekends in the Cotswolds

Best walks in the Malvern Hills
Spend all day exploring the Malvern Hills on this magnificent walk

The best walks in the Malvern Hills - an 18 kilometre hike that traverses the ridge and ends in charming Ledbury.

Days out in the Cotswolds
10 great ideas for days out in the Cotswolds

Enjoy country hiking trails, cute villages and a thriving food scenes with our 10 ideas for great days out in the Cotswolds.

Travel tips for Iceland
11 really useful travel tips for Iceland in summer

Iceland is a remote wilderness, designed to bring out your adventurous spirit. Here are our 11 Iceland travel tips to help you make the most of this enthralling destination.

Cotswolds circular walks
Explore the best of the Cotswolds on these six circular walks

Looking for pretty villages and rolling green hills? Then here's the best walks in the Cotswolds with downloadable maps and instructions.

Oxford day trip
Oxford day trip – An Itinerary for 1 day in Oxford

Seeping with history and energized by a student buzz, a day trip to Oxford is an enchanting excursion from London. Here's our guide to one day in Oxford.

Things to do in St Lucia, South Africa
Why you should visit the wetlands of St Lucia, South Africa

With diverse ecosystems and a complex array of natural habitats, St Lucia in South Africa is a world-class wildlife destination.

Berber villages in Morocco
The story of Three Mohammeds and changing life in a Berber village

Life is changing fast in the Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains; with better infrastructure, equality is taking priority in important areas.

how to get to Landmannalaugar
How to get to Landmannalaugar – drive, bus or super jeep

The colourful mountains of Landmannalaugar are a mystical looking wonder. Here’s how to get to Landmannalaugar by car, bus or jeep.

Things to do in Cape Town, South Africa.
24 of our favourite things to do in Cape Town and around

Squeezed between the mountains and the ocean, Cape Town is set in a stunning location. Here are our favourite thing to do in Cape Town.

Kosi Bay Activities, South Africa
Get off the beaten track in laid-back Kosi Bay, South Africa

Head out to this pristine wilderness of Kosi Bay in South Africa to enjoy snorkelling, kayaking and 4x4 adventures. You won’t be disappointed.

March update
APR 20 / Adjusting to lock-down in the UK

Sharing some travel-related writing from our recent trip to South Africa to help your travel virtually during this uncertain time.

Drakensberg Mountains
10 reasons to visit the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains

The best things to do in the Drakensberg Mountains including superb hiking, wild 4x4 drives, spectacular scenery and local wineries.

Driving the Sani Pass
Take a 4×4 adventure up the Sani Pass to the highest pub in Africa

The Sani Pass is the finest 4x4 adventure in South Africa. But should you drive it yourself or take a tour? Here’s all you need to know.

Royal Natal National Park, Drakensberg Hikes
Visit the Royal Natal National Park for the best hiking in South Africa

These hikes explore the Drakensberg Amphitheatre, the second-highest falls in the world, a deep gorge, cool swimming spots and so much more.

Cathedra Peak, Drakensberg
A Complete Guide to Cathedral Peak in the Drakensberg

Wondering how to explore the Drakensberg in South Africa? Here’s our guide to Cathedral Peak including what to do and where to stay.

Tugela Gorge Hike
Our complete guide to the Tugela Gorge hike

A great hike to the impressive Tugela Gorge with magnificent views up to the Drakensberg Amphitheatre and the second highest falls in the world.

Visit Tugela Falls on the Drakensberg Amphitheatre Hike

Our complete guide to hiking Tugela Falls. See the second highest falls in the world, cascading over the incredible Drakensberg Amphitheatre.

Marrakech safety
Is Marrakech safe? Tips for avoiding the hassle

In general, Marrakech is safe to visit. But a trip here comes with a degree of hassle and harassment. Here are some tips to avoid any trouble.

FEB 20 / Off the beaten track in South Africa

Stunning scenery in an untouched part of South Africa. Read our Feb 20 newsletter with all the latest updates from us.

ait ben hadou
Explore Aït Ben Haddou on a road trip through the Ounila Valley

Thinking of a Morocco road trip? Take time to drive the stunning Ounila Valley from intriguing Telouet Kasbah to film famous Aït Ben Haddou.

Havana Streets
Impressions of Havana – A story from the streets

The streets of Havana are crumbling into ruin. But our lasting memory is one of happy locals for whom the streets are a vital part of life.

Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door walk
Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door – A stunning short walk

The Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door walk takes only 30 minutes yet is one of the best short walks in England. Here’s how to do it.

Jemma el Fna
The best ways to experience the magic of Jemaa el Fna in Marrakech

Jemaa el Fna in Marrakech is bursting with storytellers, magicians and exotic mystery that keep the crowds happy night after night. Here's how to make the most of it.

Morocco Itinerary 10 Days
Sleepy villages and buzzing cities on our 10-day Morocco itinerary

Sweeping dunes, Berber villages, and medieval medinas are only part of what makes this 10-day Morocco itinerary a trip to remember.

Jurassic Coast Walks
See the best of the Jurassic Coast on these short Dorset walks

Our pick of the best short walks on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast visits towering cliffs, natural arches, limestone stacks and great local pubs.

3 days in Marrakech Itinerary
3 days in Marrakech – Bustling souks and fondouks

Our 3-day Marrakech itinerary explores the best tourist attractions but also gets under the skin of local life in this energetic city.

Ouarzazate Morocco Aït Benhaddou
Things to do in Ouarzazate – Morocco’s Hollywood

Many visitors rush through Ouarzazate in Morocco, but it’s worth spending a bit of time. Here’s the pick of what to do and where to stay.

Iceland highlands kerlingarfjöll
Our pick of the best places to explore in Iceland’s Highlands

Want to get off the beaten track in Iceland? Here are our tips for a visiting the best of Iceland's Highlands on an unforgettable adventure.

driving in Iceland
Driving in Iceland – 15 important car rental tips

Iceland is best explored in your own wheels. Here are our 15 Iceland car rental tips, including money-saving advice for hiring a 2WD or 4x4.

Valley of the Roses, Morocco.
What to do in the Valley of the Roses, Morocco

Heading to Southern Morocco? Consider visiting the Valley of the Roses. Here's tips on what to do, how to get there and where to stay.

Todra Gorge and Tinghir Hike
Superb half-day Tinghir Oasis & Todra Gorge hike

Our guide to exploring the deep rocky canyon of the Todra Gorge and the lush green Tinghir Oasis on a stunning half-day hike.

Things to do in Antwerp
12 Wonderful Things To Do In Antwerp – Golden History & Modern Renewal

Discover the best things to do in Antwerp - classic Flemish art, contemporary museums, urban renewal projects and edgy neighbourhoods.

Driving in Namibia – 15 useful self-drive Namibia tips

Planning a self-drive Namibia road trip? Here are 15 useful tips for driving in Namibia and some advice for choosing a 2WD or 4x4 car rental.

9 wonderful things to do in Mechelen, Belgium

Our guide to the best things to do in Mechelen - a historic gem with world-class museums, award-winning beer and a thriving art scene.

Our favourite things to do in Leuven

Leuven is a medieval city in Flanders with a young, cool edge. Here’s our guide with the best things to do in Leuven.

Ouirgane Valley Morocco
A Guide to visiting the Ouirgane Valley in Morocco

Thinking about heading to the Ouirgane valley? Here is a complete guide of things to do in the area and some useful tips for staying here.

Cuba today
Life in Cuba today: Private dreams and public reality

Life in Cuba today is undergoing immense change. Here’s our experience of a country combining capitalist prosperity with communist ideals.

Things to do in Essaouira
A bohemian escape – Things to do in Essaouira

Chilled and relaxing Essaouira is the perfect antidote to the chaos of Marrakech. Here’s our quick guide of things to do in Essaouira.

Hiking in the Aït Bouguemez Valley, Morocco
Two great hikes exploring the Aït Bouguemez Valley

The Aït Bouguemez valley offers superb day hikes exploring Berber villages and their stunning surroundings. Here is all you need to know.

Best things to do in the Aït Bouguemez Valley in Morocco

The Aït Bouguemez valley in the Atlas Mountains is a less visited but beautiful part of Morocco. Here are some of the best things to do.

SEP 19 / Morocco adventures & UK summers

Connected villages in Morocco, delayed Cuba content and summer in the UK - read what we've been up to in our September update.

guided walking tour Fez medina
Our self-guided walking tour of Fez medina

Finding your way around the labyrinth of Fez Medina can be tricky. So we have designed a 1-day walking tour and map to help you see it all.

Cycling vinales, cuba
Viñales Valley – Cycle routes through Cuban tobacco farms

Taking a Viñales Valley tour is a great way to see the area, but even better, hire a bike and meander the many excellent paths.

Ciénaga de Zapata Cuba
How to visit Cuba’s Ciénaga de Zapata National Park

Snorkelling in the Bay of Pigs? Birdwatching? Peering over a pink swathe of flamingos? Here's all you need to know about visiting Ciénaga de Zapata National Park.

Things to do in Cuba.
Top 10 experiences not to be missed in Cuba

From stunning beaches to battered colonial cities; Soviet remnants to vintage cars. Here are our top things to do in Cuba.

2 weeks in Cuba Itinerary
2-week Cuba itinerary – Colonialism & communism

With so much to see in Cuba how do you fit it all in? Here is our comprehensive itinerary for how to spend 2 weeks in Cuba.

Viazul bus or driving and renting a car in Cuba?
Viazul bus or car rental? How to get around Cuba

Cuba can be an exciting and frustrating place to travel in. Here's everything you need to know about getting around Cuba to help make your trip a little smoother.

Viñales Cuba, hiking in Viñales Valley, Cuba.
14 really useful Cuba travel tips

Cuba can be frustrating destination. But with planning, much of the frustration will disappear. Here are 14 travel tips for Cuba.

3 days in Havana itinerary
3-day Havana itinerary – City of decaying grandeur

Under the crumbling buildings and decaying infrastructure, Havana hides an intriguing spirit. Here’s our 3-day Havana itinerary.

Playa Larga Cuba
Quick Guide to Playa Larga, Cuba

Playa Larga is the gateway to the Cienaga de Zapata National Park, a varied ecosystem of wetlands, mangrove forests, coral reefs and underwater canyons. Here's what to see and do.

Topes de Collantes, Cuba
How to explore Cuba’s Topes de Collantes Nature Reserve

Topes de Collantes Nature Reserve is split into 5 different parks. Here's our guide to each and tips to help you choose which to visit.

Parque Guanayara Cuba
Coffee and communism in Parque Guanayara

Parque Guanayara's natural pools and waterfalls make a great day trip from Trinidad and an insightful way to understand the lives of people working in the coffee industry.

Parque el Cubano in Topes de Collantes, Trinidad, Cuba
Hiking and swimming in Parque El Cubano

Parque el Cubano is the most accessible park from Trinidad, Cuba. Here’s all you need to know to visit some beautiful pools and waterfalls.

El Nicho Falls, Cuba
Stunning El Nicho waterfalls and how to get there

Sitting in the natural pools and under the cascading waterfalls of El Nicho is a highlight of any trip to Cuba. Here’s all you need to know.

Viñales Cuba, hiking in Viñales Valley, Cuba.
Explore the best scenery in Cuba on this Viñales Valley hike

Viñales Valley has the finest scenery in Cuba. But with few signs hiking is tricky. This guide will help you to complete a fantastic hike.

Quick Guide to Havana, Cuba

Just want the essentials? Here’s our quick guide to Havana with our favourite places to eat, the most atmospheric places for a drink as well as our top picks for the best things to see and do.

el pinsepar
Complete Guide to hiking El Pinsapar trail in Sierra de Grazalema

All you need to know about the stunning 11km circular El Pinsapar hike through Spanish Fir trees in the Sierra de Grazalema Nature Reserve.

Pueblos Blancos Andalucia
5 best pueblos blancos (white villages) of Andalucía

Driving through the white villages of Andalucía is a great journey. Here is the perfect route to collect 5 of the best, and a blue one as well.

Hiking el Torreón in Sierra de Grazalema
Complete Guide to hiking El Torreón in Sierra de Grazalema

El Torreón is the highest peak in the stunning Sierra de Grazalema, with views over Andalucía, Gibraltar and even Africa. Here’s our complete guide.

Garganta Verde Hike
APR 19 / Spring Comes to Europe

With some hiking in Spain, our reflections on Cuba and a big surprise for us, here's our April update.

hiking Sassolungo in the Italian Dolomites
Breath-taking Dolomites views hiking the Sassolungo–Langkofel circuit

Sassolungo – Langkofel massif is a challenging hike, but the constantly changing views make it one of the best. Here's what you need to know.

Garganta Verde, Spain.
Hiking the stunning 400-metre Garganta Verde in Andalucía, Spain

Garganta Verde is the best half-day hike in the Sierra de Grazalema Park in Andalucía. Here's how to do it and how to get the permit.

Okonjima Nature Reserve Okonjima Cheetah Walk
Walking with cheetahs at Okonjima Nature Reserve

Here's what it's like walking with cheetahs in the Okonjima Nature Reserve, whether you should do it and how to book.

Pelican point kayaking and sandwich harbour 4x4 tour
Pelican Point Kayaking & Sandwich Harbour 4×4

There are many tours you can take in Walvis Bay. But don't miss Pelican Point kayaking or Sandwich Harbour 4x4. Here's all you need to know.

Top things to do in Sri Lanka
Top 7 experiences not to be missed in Sri Lanka

From crazy bus rides to iconic train journeys; delicious local food in sublime scenery and ancient treasures. Here are our top experiences in beautiful Sri Lanka.

Namibia Road trip itinerary
Self drive Namibia road trip – 2-week Namibia itinerary

Thinking of a Namibia road trip? Here's all you need to plan your own self drive Namibia itinerary including where to go and places to stay.

FEB 19 / Escaping winter in fascinating Cuba

Through very patchy internet in Cuba, we managed to get our February update out. Here's what we've been up to.

self drive kruger safari
10 great experiences to inspire your trip to South Africa

From breath-taking hiking and exceptional safaris to innovative food and golden beaches, here are our top experiences exploring the beauty and adventure of South Africa.

2-week Turkey Itinerary
Top 10 experiences not to be missed in Turkey

From magnificent ancient ruins, the fascinating history of Istanbul, and the whimsical landscapes of Cappadocia; here are our top things to do in Turkey.

Things to do in Mexico
Mexico road trip – Impressions of a challenging journey

Are you thinking of a Mexico road trip? Here are our impressions from a month on the road in this incredibly varied but challenging country.

2 weeks in Mexico Itinerary
2-week Mexico itinerary – Mexico City, Chiapas & Yucatán

Discovering Aztec and Maya ruins, exploring Spanish colonialism and lazing on white sand beaches. Here's our 2-week Mexico itinerary.

Things to do in Mexico
Top 9 experiences not to be missed in Mexico

Mexico is a vibrant destination with ancient ruins, incredible beaches and classic street food. Here are our top moments in Mexico.

JAN 19 / Year 1 of Anywhere We Roam

One year on from starting Anywhere We Roam, we reflect on the way blogging about a destination has made us appreciate the subtleties of travel, and deliver a richer travel experience.

3 day Paris itinerary
3 or 4 days in Paris – An itinerary for first-time Visitors

The city of love has so much to do it’s a challenge to fit it all in. Here is our detailed itinerary for 3 or 4 days in Paris collecting all the major attractions plus a few less-visited gems.

Paris Café Scene: Finding the best coffee in Paris

Cute picture perfect cafes in Paris are making room for cool spaces where the focus is firmly on the quality of the brew. Here's our list of the best coffee in Paris.

driving in mexico
The trials and tribulations of driving in Mexico

Driving in Mexico can be safe & easy, but also tricky and stressful depending on where you go. Here's our advice for driving in Chiapas & Yucatán.

3 day mexico itinerary
3 days in Mexico City – A complete itinerary

Mexico City is fascinating yet sprawling. Our 3-day Mexico City itinerary visits all the bets bits making sure you're not forever in transit.

Cenotes in Mexico
7 best cenotes and waterfalls in Mexico

After a month exploring the country, here’s our list of the most wanderlust-inspiring cenotes and waterfalls in Mexico.

Kany to Ella Train, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s Kandy to Ella train – An unforgettable journey

The Kandy to Ella train meanders over misty mountains and manicured tea plantations. Discover why it is a must on any Sri Lankan itinerary.

Historical Places in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa
Cycling Sri Lanka’s ancient city of Polonnaruwa

The ancient city of Polonnaruwa is a monument to a remarkable kingdom whose ancient temples and palaces provide an excellent cycling day out in Sri Lanka.

3 days in Bangkok Guide
3 days in Bangkok – A glorious assault on the senses

A concrete jungle packed with beautiful temples, floating markets and sublime street food. Here’s how to spend 3 days in Bangkok.

Tonsai beach Railay Bay Phra Nang Beach
Where to stay in Krabi – Railay Bay or Tonsai Beach?

Railay bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, is easily accessed from both Railay and Tonsai beach – so where should you stay?

10 day iceland itinerary
10-day Iceland Itinerary – Off the beaten track in the Highlands

Our 10-day Iceland Itinerary uncovers what makes Iceland unique; exploring the Ring Road with semi-adventurous day trips into the Highlands.

Namibia Wildlife Conservation
Trophy hunting & Namibia’s wildlife conservation challenge

Namibia’s rural farmers lose their livelihood when wildlife kill their livestock. But should Trophy Hunting be part of the solution?

OCT 18 / Back in London after 3 weeks in Africa

After some great trips this year including driving around Turkey and getting rained on in Iceland we're spending some time back home doing some design tweaks.

SEP 18 / Incredible Southern African jaunt

We've cleaned the sand out of our stuff and scrambled over a pile of washing to get our first proper coffee after 3 weeks in Africa.

Self-drive Namibia safari
Complete guide to self-drive Etosha National Park

Our self-drive Etosha National Park guide to optimise safari viewings, select the best accommodation and have an amazing travel experience.

big daddy dune deadvlei sossusvlei
Climbing Big Daddy Dune & roaming the Deadvlei pan

Climbing Bid Daddy Dune and staring across the never-ending Namib Desert is a breath-taking experience almost anyone can do. Here is how.

driving the skeleton coast in namibia
What to see exploring the Skeleton Coast in Namibia

The Skeleton Coast in Namibia conjures up images of shipwrecks and towering sand dunes. But this is what it's really like.

Things to do in Namibia
Top 8 experiences not to be missed in Namibia

Spectacular vistas, windswept sand dunes and remarkable wildlife encounters, here’s our list of the best things to do in Namibia.

Sabi sands Kruger, South Africa
Sabi Sands vs Kruger – Which safari experience is better?

Sabi Sands vs Kruger: Should you choose 5 star guided luxury or the self-driving safari adventure? Here's our take on these two fantastic safari experiences.

3 week south africa itinerary
Explore the Western Cape and Kruger on a 3-week South Africa itinerary

Sip great wines, spot the big 5, hike the coastal paths and uncover the story of apartheid on our magnificent 3-week South Africa itinerary.

Self-drive Kruger Safari, South Africa
10 tips for seeing the most animals on a self-drive Kruger safari

Spotting game on a self-drive Kruger safari involves a lot of luck, but here are our 10 tips to help improve your chances.

Cape Town Itinerary, South Africa
5-day Cape Town itinerary for your perfect trip

Our 5-day Cape Town Itinerary captures all that is great about one of the most beautifully set cities in the world.

Langa Township Tour in Cape Town
Should you take a Township Tour in Cape Town?

Here's our experience of a township tour in Cape Town's Langa township. What we learnt and why you should consider going on one.

4X4 rental on F roads in Iceland
Driving the F-roads of Iceland – All you need to know (updated Mar-20)

Driving the F-Roads in Iceland takes you into the amazing scenery of the remote highlands, but can be challenging. Here's what it's like.

things to do in Iceland.
Top 11 experiences not to be missed in Iceland

Our 4WD explored the length and breadth of Iceland. When all was said and done, here are the top things to do in Iceland that made it special.

Landmannalaugar Hike
Best half-day and full day Landmannalaugar hikes

Here's our list of the best Landmannalaugar hikes exploring the regions jagged lava fields, colourful mountains, and volcanic craters.

Driving to Askja Caldera Iceland
Tips and instructions for self-driving to Askja Caldera

Driving to Askja Caldera in Iceland is a challenging yet simply stunning day trip into the highlands. Here is all you need to know.

Hiking Kerlingarfjoll, Iceland
Guide to hiking in Kerlingarfjöll and Hveradalir, Iceland

Our complete guide to hiking in Kerlingarfjöll exploring the steaming vents and rusty red mountains of Hveradalir.

Ölüdeniz hotels
The story of soulless Ölüdeniz and how we like to travel

After a last-minute trip to Ölüdeniz, followed by an even quicker one out, we learnt that travel can help you understand your preferences like nothing else.

Istanbul
Uncovering Istanbul’s mighty past & uncertain future

Istanbul has been one of the most important cities in world history. But we soon discovered its uncertain future was just as fascinating.

Ancient ruins in Turkey
8 most interesting ancient ruins in Turkey

There are hundreds of ancient ruins in Turkey, and you risk being ruined out. So, to save you time, here are the best and most interesting.

JUL 18 / Natural wonders in costly Iceland

Trading the predictably warm Turkish weather and the unexpected UK heatwave for the coldest summer Iceland has had for 100 years.

4 day Cappadocia itinerary
Our comprehensive 4-day Cappadocia itinerary

Cappadocia is one of our favourite destinations. A land of sculpted rocks, where you sleep in five-star caves and ride hot air balloons. Our 4-day Cappadocia itinerary helps you see it all.

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon
Our breath-taking Cappadocia hot air balloon experience

A Cappadocia hot air balloon ride truly lives up to all the bucket list hype. Here’s how to experience the icing on this Instagram fuelled cake.

Hiking in Cappadocia – Our three favourite walks

Our detailed guide to hiking in Cappadocia including all the information, maps and tips we think you’ll need to experience some beautiful walking in this surreal destination.

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon
JUN 18 / Spanish towns & Turkish road trips

Our first update featuring awesome road trips through Turkish ruins and quaint Spanish towns.

Top experiences in Cappadocia
Top 6 experiences not to be missed in Cappadocia

There are many great things to do in Cappadocia, but during 4 magical days, these 6 moments shone a little bit brighter than all the rest.

moorish sites in cordoba
Uncovering an enlightened caliphate in Córdoba

The Moorish sites in Córdoba tell the story of the only Islamic Caliphate to rule from western Europe; one that yearned for scientific advancement and spread knowledge across backward Christian empires.

Patios of Cordoba
Palacio de Viana and the gorgeous patios of Córdoba

There are over 50 patios of Córdoba, tucked in alleyways and backstreets. Here is our pick of the patios you definitely should not miss.

7 day Israel itinerary Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem to Bethlehem
Into the West Bank on a Jerusalem to Bethlehem day trip

A day trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem is a great way to get into the West Bank and explore some great sites. Here is what you need to know.

holy sites of Christianity
Christian sites in Jerusalem – Dishevelled and intriguing

Exploring the holy Christian sites in Jerusalem taught us a valuable lesson in the power and wealth of religion and empire. Here's what we learnt in this intriguing city.

Jerusalem Walking Tour of Jewish History
6 Jewish sites in Jerusalem that teach us their history

Our pick of the 6 best Jewish Sites in Jerusalem, that help to explain the remarkable ancient history of the Jewish people.

7-day Israel itinerary – Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

Our 7-day Israel itinerary uncovers the amazing history of Jerusalem, as well as hipster-cool Tel Aviv. Here is all you need to know.

temple of the sacred tooth kandy sri lanka
Kandy Cultural Show: Traveller bliss or tourist hell?

The Kandy Cultural Show and Temple of the Sacred Tooth ceremony have become popular tourist fodder. Are they worth the trip?

Summer in the Alps, hiking.
Best destinations for hiking in the Alps in summer

Hiking in the Alps in summer is stunning. But should you go to the Dolomites, Tyrol, Swiss or French Alps? Here are our recommendations.

Turtagrø Hotel, Hiking in jotunheimen
Fun and Games hiking in Jotunheimen from the Turtagrø Hotel

With clearly marked paths, excellent facilities and inspirational scenery, you'd think hiking in Norway would be a breeze. Not so for us. Here's our account of our walking trip from Turtagrø hotel.

Driving in Morocco, renting a car in Morocco
Driving in Morocco – 12 really useful road trip tips (updated Mar-20)

Planning a road trip in Morocco? Here are 12 useful tips for driving in Morocco and some money-saving advice for renting a car.

10 day Sri Lanka itinerary
Tea, temples and trains – Our itinerary for 10 amazing days in Sri Lanka

Our 10 days in Sri Lanka itinerary covering historic ruins, beautiful lush countryside, friendly culture, and idyllic, golden beaches.

Sigiriya Rock Climb
Climb to the stunning ancient city of Sigiriya Rock

It’s worth every one of the 1,000 steps passed gardens, frescoes and playful monkeys to reach the 200m high ancient city of Sigiriya.

skagefla hike geirangerfjord norway
Stunning Skageflå hike in the heart of Geirangerfjord

Our fantastic day hiking up to Skageflå Farm in Norway's impressive Geirangerfjord with some incredible viewpoints along the way.

Exploring the matterhorn glacier paradise view
Exploring the Matterhorn on cable and foot from Zermatt

One fantastic day riding Switzerland's impressive cable cars and completing a tricky, yet exhilarating walk up to Hörnlihütte

Norway Road Trip itinerary
10-day Norway road trip itinerary in stunning Fjordland

Norway’s stunning Fjordlands is a fantastic road trip destination. Our 10 day Norway Road Trip Itinerary tells you all you need to know.