Wonderful Wyoming: Planning a Shoestring Trip to Jackson

Positioned in a postcard-perfect valley that is encompassed by snow-capped mountains, Jackson is a destination that nature-lovers are sure to adore. The city’s close proximity to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks helps to make it a popular base for exploring nature’s hotspots, while a host of activities make Jackson itself a fabulous vacation…

2 Days in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The city of Belfast lies in the province of Ulster and is the second largest city on the Isle of Eire. The city was founded by the Celts, who named the city after the sandbanks that formed around the mouth of the river Farset. The Vikings attacked, raided and settled all along the coast, bequeathing…

Review: Wicked Diving – 6 day Liveaboard Similan & Surin Islands

The Similan and Surin Islands rank among the top 50 dive sites in the world and no wonder! The water is invitingly warm, crystal clear, with great visibility and the wildlife underwater is stunning. From macro stuff like nudibranches and blue dragons to the huge pelagics like visiting whale sharks and giant mantas, the Similans and Surins have it…

The Most Beautiful Places in New Zealand

With its staggering beautiful scenery, wonderfully welcoming locals and vast areas of deserted landscape, New Zealand is a tiny pocket of pure magic.  The same size as England, with only a quarter of the population, you’re likely to stumble across more sheep than humans in this ethereal country, so it’s the perfect place to escape…

Sydney Top Ten Things to Do

Blessed with sparkling blue waters, a gracious harbour and perennial good weather, Sydney is not only Australia’s largest city, but also, to my biased opinion, the most beautiful. Some visitors may feel like this world-class city lacks truly spectacular sights, but the best part of Sydney (like so much of Australia) lies in the great…

Watersports on the Lakes: Lake Garda, Italy

While the change of season means that we’re edging closer and closer to the winter sports opportunities in the mountains, that doesn’t mean you can’t look ahead to next year by taking a look at the Lake Garda holidays available in 2014. Many people who have visited this Italian lake before will have done so because…

Diving the Great Barrier Reef

“Okay, we’re here,” says the skipper as he cuts the engine. Everyone piles up on the deck – we’ve been waiting for this for the last two days, making our way from mainland Australia into open sea. ‘Here’ is the Great Barrier Reef, the only living thing visible from space, a vast reef stretching from the…