What to Expect from Hiking the Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

The Tongariro Crossing is consistently voted as the best one-day hike in New Zealand, and having just completed it, I can 100% see why. It has a little of everything – high, deserted plateaus, volcanic ash slides, steaming vents, emerald coloured lakes and beautiful forests, and that’s just for starters! Each and every corner reveals a new landscape, and just …

India: 10 Awesome Adventures to Try in Manali

Manali is one of the best-known hill stations in the lower Indian Himalayas, and is a Mecca for backpackers, old hippies and young thrill-seekers alike. It’s a beautifully scenic town split into two parts; Old Manali, where most of the backpackers hang out, and New Manali, which is a pedestrianised shopping town surrounded by pine trees which is reminiscent of …