YourZone45 – The Full Lowdown

They say that you need to take time off in between exercising in order to give your body a chance to recover. I have a feeling though, that the experts probably mean a day or two – not a year. :/ Just kidding, but god, the battle is relentless, isn’t it? A little too much food or drink over a long …

3 days in New York: A Travel Guide

So, you’ve hit the Big Apple and you have three days to explore – what’s next? Well, they don’t call it the ‘Big Apple’ for nothing – with 304 mi² of sights, lights and wild nights, there’s plenty to fill your time. Here are my picks for spending 3 days in New York City, with a mix of big-hitting sights, …

Getting Engaged in Bali

Woohoo! He finally did it! I’m actually engaged. Ring on finger and gettin’ hitched. It happened in Bali, which does sound awfully romantic, doesn’t it? I mean, of course it was but Al’s always been pretty awkward and so it probably didn’t go quite to plan. More on that in a minute. On the Saturday before we flew to Bali, …

The Ultimate USA Camping Trip Packing List

Like this? Pin this —> Ever since I started working back at TrekAmerica, people have been asking me if I’m planning to hit the road this year. Until now, I haven’t been able to say either way, but recently I booked a USA road trip with Grand American Adventures (Trek’s sister company) for September. Grand American Adventures is essentially the …

24 hours in Barcelona: What Not to Miss

Full of historical architecture and a vibrant and buzzing nightlife, Barcelona is an entertainment hub for both residents and travellers. It’s world-famous for its enviable sunny weather, beautiful churches, and delicious food from superb Catalan cuisine to traditional tapas and pinxtos. There’s such a wealth of activities, it’s almost impossible to narrow down the best things to do and see …

Tenerife: Beyond the Beaches

The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife has been delighting travellers with its blend of amazing weather (only 14 days of rain per year!) and volcanic beaches for decades. But Spanish-owned Tenerife, situated just off the west coast of Africa is undergoing a rebirth. No longer will it be known just for its ‘fly and flop’ holidays: There is so …

Fabulous Roof Top Bars with a view in Kuala Lumpur

There is no doubt that Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant, bustling city that’s only got better as the years have passed. I remember visiting in 2009 and seeing a city with plenty of personality, however my recent trip back last year and being impressed not only with its variety but also its great infrastructure including some seriously impressive new skyscrapers. …

Culture and Cuisine: Edinburgh in a Weekend

Edinburgh is a city with too much choice: Over 30 museums to explore, the greatest amount of pubs of any city in Scotland (732 at the last count), and plenty of historic castles and palaces to keep you busy for weeks. So narrowing down your options when you only have a weekend to explore can be a tricky business. Thankfully …