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Pedra da Gavea hike: Is this the best view of Rio de Janeiro?

Pedra da Gavea hike: Is this the best view of Rio de Janeiro?

For someone who is not normally much of a hiker in England, I have found myself on many a treks in the last 7 months of travelling. Much to the dismay of my travel buddy Hannah, as we planned our next hike up one of…

Rio Carnival: What you need to know before visiting the Sambadrome

Rio Carnival: What you need to know before visiting the Sambadrome

What is the Sambadrome at Rio Carnival? The Sambadrome at Rio Carnival is definitely an event during Carnival not to be missed. It’s an impressive spectacle that draws in thousands of people each night, allowing samba schools from across Brazil to show off their best…

10 things you need to know about Rio de Janeiro Carnival

10 things you need to know about Rio de Janeiro Carnival

Where do you even start when it comes to planning Rio de Janeiro Carnival? Do you even have to plan for Carnival? What should you take with you? There are a lot of things to think of when planning your first trip to Rio. I…

Where should you stay in Rio for Carnival?

Where should you stay in Rio for Carnival?

To make sure you get the most out of your time during Carnival, I have to tell you about the best place to stay in Rio for Carnival and why this incredible festival is one I’ll never forget. Rio Carnival is one of Brazil’s most…

Howe to: Brunch down under

Howe to: Brunch down under

Where are the best places for breakfast in Australia? This has been updated June 2019. Unfortunately a couple of my original choices have now permanently closed. If you love brunch, then this post may make you extremely hungry and/or hopefully point you in the right…

A-frican Good Holiday at Kruger National Park

A-frican Good Holiday at Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park in photos I have been visiting Kruger National Park in South Africa with my family since I was 9 years old. We are drawn here the most as you can drive independently around this national park, which is as large as Wales.…

Three girls, one camper van: Darwin to Uluru

Three girls, one camper van: Darwin to Uluru

This is the story of three English girls: Sophia (myself) and Ellie, who take on their longest drive yet down the west coast of Australia. We also have non-driver Rose who sits in between us as we chauffeur her around for a month on our…

Thoughts of a sweet potato packer

Thoughts of a sweet potato packer

For 12 weeks out of my year long trip in 2015, I had the pleasure of doing my Australian farm work in Tolga, part of the Atherton Tablelands. I was moved about from farm to farm experiencing how to pick avocados from trees (who knew…

The Galápagos Islands: booking last minute cruises

The Galápagos Islands: booking last minute cruises

“Show us your tattoo of a penguin riding a unicycle wearing a top hat Mark!!”, we chanted in sync, as we conquered towers of beer in a John Lennon themed bar in the capital of Ecuador. Meanwhile my good friend Mark Todd went on to…