Outdoor Adventures

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After a sustainable hiking adventure off the beaten path? Join Green Rinjani

After a sustainable hiking adventure off the beaten path? Join Green Rinjani

Want to hike Mt Rinjani in Indonesia, but don't know how to choose among the plethora of trekking companies? Want to avoid the crowds and trek a route not everyone does? You've come to the right place. We chose Green Rinjani for a private hike away from the popular...

The best hikes on Mt Rinjani no one tells you about

The best hikes on Mt Rinjani no one tells you about

Located on the Indonesian island of Lombok, Mt Rinjani [Google Maps location] offers some of the most stunning and challenging hikes in the region. While many are familiar with the popular trek to the summit, several lesser-known trails offer equally (if not more)...

Unwind and recharge with a (multi)day trip to the stunning Kerama Islands

Unwind and recharge with a (multi)day trip to the stunning Kerama Islands

With crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and colourful coral reefs, the Kerama Islands offer a wonderful respite from the busy-ness of Japan's mainland cities. Whether you choose to explore charming Zamami [Google Maps location] on foot or by bicycle, join a...

Explore St Vincent and the Grenadines as an independent traveller

Explore St Vincent and the Grenadines as an independent traveller

St Vincent and the Grenadines was our Caribbean destination number five, following Curacao, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Grenada. This exotically named archipelago is 200km west of Barbados and less than 100km north of Grenada. It consists of 32 islands and cays,...

80 inspiring travel movies that bring the world to you

80 inspiring travel movies that bring the world to you

What do you do if you’ve got itchy feet but have to stay put? You travel virtually. If you are looking for ways to appease your wanderlust without leaving your home or seeking travel inspiration for your next trip, read on. Our journey around the world in 80 travel...

Nicaragua: León or Granada – Take your pick

Nicaragua: León or Granada – Take your pick

Are you planning a trip to Nicaragua? Do you have limited time and can only squeeze in one of the historic cities: Granada or León? Or do you want to visit both and wonder what to expect? Well, I hope we have the answers here for you. Both founded by the Spanish in...

More than a day trip: How to experience Lake Bled without the tourist crowds

More than a day trip: How to experience Lake Bled without the tourist crowds

Who hasn’t seen that picture: a Baroque church in the middle of a lake, surrounded by mountains that reflect in its stunningly blue water? Lake Bled with its island church is probably THE most Instagrammed place in all of Slovenia. While it’s easy to visit Lake Bled...

How to explore the Julian Alps in 3 days: An itinerary for first-timers

How to explore the Julian Alps in 3 days: An itinerary for first-timers

We have seen many stunning mountains on our travels. The Andes in Ecuador, the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and New Zealand’s Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park are among our favourites. After visiting Western Slovenia earlier this year, we have now added the Julian Alps. If...

Discover the Baltics: One week in Estonia

Discover the Baltics: One week in Estonia

Are you planning to visit Estonia and wonder what there is to see and do (in a week)? If you are looking for an itinerary that shows you not only cities rich in history but also gives you a taste of Estonian island life in the Baltic Sea, you’ve come to the right...

New Caledonia: How expensive is it really, and why is it worth visiting?

New Caledonia: How expensive is it really, and why is it worth visiting?

Looking to escape the usually wet and cold June weather in Sydney, we chose New Caledonia’s capital Nouméa for a quick getaway over the King’s Birthday long weekend. Nouvelle-Calédonie is Australia’s closest Eastern neighbour, and it’s balmy temperatures make it (not...

Visit Krka without the crowds (or a car) – Sustainable Travel Advice

Visit Krka without the crowds (or a car) – Sustainable Travel Advice

Those of you who follow us know how much we love waterfalls. Iguazu, Niagara Falls, Semuc Champey… you name it, we’ve been there. Recently we explored Plitvice Lakes, and there was absolutely no question: we would also check out Krka National Park in Croatia. Not only...

Best ultralight packable daypack for minimalist travel and everyday

Best ultralight packable daypack for minimalist travel and everyday

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was just ONE daypack for (almost) all your needs: one you can use every day – to take to the office, the gym, the beach or on a day hike; one you can chuck into your carry-on (or check-in) luggage and use as a daypack to explore your...