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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Britain

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Britain

Most people know that Britain is home to the ‘Mother of Parliaments’, that Queen Elizabeth II lives at Buckingham Palace, and that the Scottish Highlands are malt whisky country. But here we offer a selection of things that you might not know.

Canada – The Travel Bug Blog 4

Canada – The Travel Bug Blog 4

Arriving in Montreal the first thing I noticed was how beautiful it was. Not only the city, but the people that live there too! There must be something in the water because apart from being good looking, they were also really friendly – It’s definitely somewhere I could live.

Canada – Travel Bug Blog 2

Canada – Travel Bug Blog 2

The Rocky Mountains are the first thing most tourists think of when visiting Canada, and the second is wildlife. Both of these highlights can be experienced in the one place – Jasper.

The Wild West – Kalbarri, Australia

The Wild West – Kalbarri, Australia

The Western Australian coastline is a wild and remote place. Here the huge waves of the Indian Ocean constantly batter the seashore, carving steep, rocky cliffs and creating a dramatic and incredibly scenic landscape.

Scenic World – Blue Mountains, Australia

Scenic World – Blue Mountains, Australia

If you grew up in Sydney, you more than likely knew all about the Three Sisters. But if you were to ask the average Sydneysider if they’ve taken the two hour drive west to see these wonders of Mother Nature, most would say “ I’ve always wanted to, but never got a round to it.”

Cologne – A Not So German City

Cologne – A Not So German City

Situated in the north-west of Germany, Cologne (or Köln in German) is one of the more interesting and diverse cities in Europe. Almost completely flattened during World War II, this involuntary renovation gave the city a chance to modernise its architecture and town planning. Seeing as Cologne was first settled by the Romans in 38 […]

The Great Barrier Reef with Mike Ball

The Great Barrier Reef with Mike Ball

A few weeks ago I packed my bags and headed up to Cairns to spend 2 weeks on board Mike Ball’s acclaimed live aboard boat ‘Spoilsport’. The first thing that struck me when I showed up to the boat was its size!

A Day Out of London

A Day Out of London

London is very difficult to leave. You could spend a lifetime there, let alone a holiday, without getting bored. But London isn’t England: there’s so much to see and do beyond the extremities of the Underground that some longer day trips are de rigueur.

A tightwad’s guide to Canada

A tightwad’s guide to Canada

You can have a heckuva lot of fun without breaking the bank. Here’s how.

Homeward Bound! – New Zealand Part 2

Homeward Bound! – New Zealand Part 2

Leaving Queenstown at first light I travelled through the heart of the South Island and up the west coast to Franz Josef glacier. The journey took me through pristine rainforest and along a wild, windswept seashore. The drive could easily be spread over a couple of days with a night in a riverside campground, but […]