A first timer’s guide to Iran: A 3 week itinerary

Iran offers intrepid travellers a sensory avalanche filled with turquoise, saffron, sweet tea and a chorus of Welcome to Iran.

But planning a trip to Iran can be daunting. You may wonder how easy it is to get around on public transport and negotiating language barriers; how to experience traditional Iranian hospitality; and if you should stick to the cities or get off the beaten path and explore the natural landscapes.

The following itinerary will help you to plan your trip and figure out what is possible given the time you have in this fascinating country. read more

7 epic mountains to hike near Brisbane

I bet you didn’t know there’s more than a dozen mountains you can hike near Brisbane. If you’re looking for the best mountains for your next weekend adventure, I've done the hard work for you. Here's my selection of the very best mountains near Brisbane.