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…

48 Hours in Kathmandu

Before you set off on your trekking adventure, make sure you discover the wonders of Kathmandu from the temples to the food to the bustling Thamel area.

Get your adrenaline on in Costa Rica

On first appearances, the small Costa Rican town of La Fortuna doesn’t look like much, but it certainly packs a punch in the outdoor adventure stakes. Volcano hikes, swimming in a volcanic crater, canyoning, waterfall rappelling, mountain biking, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and whitewater rafting are among the activities on offer from La Fortuna.…

Explore volcanoes from the air and underground

One of the main things that first attracted me to visiting Iceland was the idea of getting close to an active volcano. I’d always been intrigued by them ever since learning about the destruction of Pompeii by Italy’s Mt Vesuvius. So of course, first of my list of things to do in Iceland was see…