A trip to Germany offers no shortage of things to do and see in this beautiful country. From history, to arts and culture, to the outdoors, Germany offers a unique blend of attractions. The best that nature can offer, medieval architecture embodied in castles and cathedrals, a number of exciting amusement parks and outdoor sport facilities, not to mention, a vibrant German culture that will satiate you with its music, arts, and cuisine, all these and more await you. The most popular destination is Berlin, one of the most fascinating capitals in Europe. The German capital is a global focal point for enthusiasts interested in politics, culture and science. With a population of 3.4 million people, it is Germany’s biggest city. About a third of the city is covered with parks, rivers and lakes and it has been the German capital since the 13th century. It is both an ancient and a modern city simultaneously. (more…)
Brief Travel Journal Update – El Calafate, Patagonia
Windswept and hungry, Rachel and I dragged ourself into the tiny bus terminal at El Calafate, a lonely desert town in Patagonia, southern Argentina.
While flying, I spotted the airport we were due to land at as we began to descend – It was a single airstrip. Just as the plane was coming into land, a momentous gust of wind side-swiped it, throwing us back and forth and sending a sharp thrust of adrenaline through our tired bodies.
The wind persisted as we left the airport. Dust and twisted bramble circulated the car park, riding on the tidal wind. (more…)
When we were kids in school, daydreaming was usually the fastest way to get in trouble with the teacher. But several studies have shown that daydreaming — whether fantasizing about Caribbean vacations or winning an Academy Award or something else entirely — is actually good for your mental health.
Here are five of the reasons why daydreaming is actually good for you: (more…)
In my photography travel journal today I spoke about our probable return to Korea. In truth, we both miss the place. We are craving normalcy, or stability in some sense.
While our time on the road has been nothing short of brilliant, we want to experience, for however long, a healthy routine. We want to socialise regularly with friends and have access to a gym. We want to be able to cook healthy meals and sleep in our own bed more often than not.
Travelling can be intensely fulfilling, but at the same time it can be demanding. While you experience so many great things, you also find yourself exhausted. You pull yourself from pillar to post in search of adventure and at some points you realise you just want to go to sleep for a couple of days in your own bed to recover. (more…)
Most people, when they think of Egypt, conjure up images of deserts, pyramids, and ancient mosques in their mind’s eye. There’s a lot more to Egypt than these sights, though. The country is full of quirky, offbeat attractions that are sure to thrill and entertain.
This article will list five of the best quirky, offbeat attractions you will surely enjoy when in Egypt. (more…)
Some people on their holidays prefer to go all out: safari trips, hiking, snorkelling and clubbing all night long. Others though would much rather spend that small amount of time they’ve got off work relaxing, either by the pool or on a beautiful sandy beach. If you’re the latter, this guide can maybe help you decide the best place to choose for ultimate relaxation if you’re planning a trip to Spain. (more…)
This is just a quick post listing the contents of my bag for the next 3 months. We’ve decided to challenge ourselves this time around. With the exception of a carry-on bag containing my camera gear and laptop, I’m only taking a 45 litre backpack for everything else, as is Rachel. Previously we both took 65 L packs and they were far too cumbersome.
The question we want to ask ourselves is: how much can we live without?
When you’re planning a vacation, your budget can be quickly eaten up by hotel charges. And while staying in a luxurious hotel might be part of the appeal of your getaway — who doesn’t love room service and a comfy, oversized bed? — if you’re headed to a destination with tons to do outside of the hotel, staying in a hostel might be a more affordable option.
Before you cringe and dismiss hostels for being dirty or filled with partying college kids, consider whether you’ve fallen prey to one of these common myths. (more…)
Costa Adeje is known as one of the most chic and exclusive resorts in Tenerife, so when the opportunity came up for me to stay at this glamorous retreat as part of my tour around the Canary Islands, I jumped at the chance.
Located on the southern coast of Tenerife, Costa Adeje is where the rich and famous stay when they’re on the island. When I first arrived at the resort, I knew I was going to fall in love with it straight away. I was surrounded by beautiful beaches, fantastic shopping opportunities, gourmet restaurants and stunning hotels – I thought “this is the kind of lifestyle I could get used to”.
Just weeks after talking about our new plans to travel around Europe for 2 months, we are back in the UK preparing for a 3 month trip across the Americas. It’s funny how quickly these things can change. The weather simple worked against us, and instead of flogging a dead horse we decided to be as flexible as possible and go where the weather and landscapes were most accepting right now.
It seems like each trip we go on requires a completely different set up. For our six month sojourn in South East Asia we were prepared as backpackers. For France we had the car and a boat load more things with us, most of which was Rachel’s. Now, we’ll be taking more in terms of hiking gear. We are planning for noticeably different terrain in Argentina and Chile. (more…)