guide to varkala

Varkala: All you need to know

If you’re planning to travel through India and you’re perhaps a little unsure about where to start, may I suggest Varkala? Situated in the south of Kerala, India’s southernmost state, it’s the perfect launching spot as you can start here and work your way to the noisier, more chaotic north. Or, if you’re just looking for a VERY cheap holiday …

All the best bits of Punta Cana

2014 has been one heck of a year. I’ve been lucky enough to have some incredible adventures in Canada and Scotland, and an incredibly relaxing break in the Dominican Republic. To my shame, life has definitely got in the way of me sharing a lot of my experiences with you, my AWESOME readers, so I feel that some filling-in is …

Getting My Leg Over The Old Man of Storr

People, I can tell you, there’s only one man on the Isle of Skye worth getting your leg over, and that’s the Old Man of Storr. Firstly, he is the most impressive-looking Old Man I’ve ever seen. Ancient and wizened by millions of years, he can certainly show you a trick or two. So why the ‘Old Man’? Well, if you tilt …

A roadside stop like no other

If you’ve done some travelling in the USA, you’ll be no stranger to a quirky roadside stop. There are vintage 1950’s style diners, Flintstone theme parks and even entire towns devoted to bringing in the passing traffic. I have to admit I didn’t expect to find anything like that in Canada, but this is exactly what happened on a recent …