Dolphin Watching in Panglao, Philippines

Dolphin watching is a popular pastime and an easy one to enjoy. Just sit back, relax and view some dolphins jumping up out of the water. If you end up dolphin watching in Panglao in the Philippines, here’s a quick guide from my travels there. How to organise dolphin watching in Panglao As with a Read more about Dolphin Watching in Panglao, Philippines[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Japanese Sushi in Tokyo

Yes it’s Friday and it’s time for Friday’s Featured Food once again. This time I recall my trip to Tokyo last year when I tried sushi in Japan for the first time. First of all I must confess I am NOT a food lover when I travel. I don’t have any must dos when it Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Japanese Sushi in Tokyo[…]

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Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Passport Photos

Time for the latest Tuesday’s Travel Essentials again. Getting visas becomes a regular part of your travels and therefore a handy tip to save time, money and effort is to always carry passport photos. Personally I carry between 12 – 15 of them at any one time. They take up only a small amount of Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Passport Photos[…]

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Random Rant: This Is My Journey and I’ll Go Where I Want and Do What I Want!!

Is this a new series called “Random Rants”? Not sure, I haven’t decided yet! I’m not even sure if this is a rant or not, just a post about how travel has changed my opinion on something…When I first started travelling, I did all the usual typical stuff, you know…visit the popular sights in each Read more about Random Rant: This Is My Journey and I’ll Go Where I Want and Do What I Want!![…]

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Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan, China

Tiger Leaping Gorge is an exceptional place. Remote, natural, cold and Chinese, sum up this little haven away from the busy working world. What is it? How do you get there? Firstly most tourists that visit here will have come from Lijiang, and yes I stayed there first too. From Lijiang there are several bus options Read more about Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan, China[…]

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: A Backpack!

Now let’s state the obvious here – if you want to be a budget backpacker you NEED a backpack! I have met a lot of travellers who don’t travel with a backpack, instead they carry a suitcase or one of those bags that you drag along. But it’s better to stay hands free and lump Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: A Backpack![…]

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Postcards: The Lost Art of Travel?

One of my first travel memories was seeing a postcard come through our letterbox when I was a child in Bangor, Northern Ireland. As a kid, you ignore those boring brown or white envelopes and you are intrigued by colour so the postcard that arrived in the post caught my eye. It was either a Read more about Postcards: The Lost Art of Travel?[…]