Belgrade: A hidden gem of Eastern Europe

Belgrade was one of those cities that surprised me. I knew nothing about the Serbian capital when I turned up at the train station, only planning to stop there for a few days on my way through to Bosnia. But it turned out I really loved Belgrade and wish I’d had more time there. Belgrade…

Montenegro’s walled town of Kotor

As Croatia’s popularity soars, so does the price tag. Croatia is not cheap, but the good news is neighbouring Montenegro is – and it’s just as easy to reach. Montenegro is best known for the Old Town of Kotor. Arriving in the compact walled town of Kotor, you’ll find romantic cobblestoned streets, soaring mountains, and…

Views for days in Kauai

You’re going to get muddy in Kauai – but you’re guaranteed to capture stunning ocean views and feel the cool mist from towering waterfalls for your efforts. Kauai is known as Hawaii’s Garden Island – because of its rich landscapes – and also because much of the island is only accessible by air or sea…

Discover nature’s beauty in Laos

Before I ventured into Laos, the country conjured up images of mountains, bright green fields, elephants and breathtaking waterfalls. My expectations were realised when I arrived in the northern town of Luang Prabang – a quiet town bordered by lush tree covered mountains and two rivers, including the imposing Mekong. Luang Prabang has plenty of…