Archive | May, 2010

Photo of the Week – Yarra River, Melbourne

Took this shot with my camera phone while out walking at night by the Yarra River, Melbourne.

5 Tips For Stowing Away On The Iron Ore Train – Mauritania

Today’s guest post is by Benny from Amateurs In Africa. Benny and Harty are two crazy ozzies, currently backpacking overland through West Africa in a bid to reach South Africa in time for the World Cup. Here, Benny gives his top tips for traveling the Iron Ore Train in Mauritania, one of the most epic […]

Why Travel By Land & Sea Can Be Better Than Flying

In the wake of even more volcanic ash disruptions to air travel in Europe, and reports that there could be disruptions on and off for the next 12 months in the area, there couldn’t be a better time for people to think about the alternatives to flying! Below I have listed my top 3 reasons […]

Photo of the Week – Motor Museum, Fremantle

Some old school motorbikes at the Motor Museum in Fremantle, WA.

Top 3 Cities to Base Your Working Holiday in the UK

Every year thousands of people enter the UK on what is now known as a UK Youth Mobility Visa (formerly known as Working Holiday Visa). Many of them head straight to the bright lights of London without even considering positioning themselves in another city. This is something I feel is a great shame. Not only […]

Top 3 Free Things to do in Edinburgh

This post was recently featured on , and is my personal list of the Top 3 Things to do in Edinburgh based on the 2 years in which I lived in the city. 1. Climb Arthurs Seat Arthurs Seat is situated approximately one mile from Edinburgh Castle, and a climb to the top offers great views of […]

Hungry Backpacker!

Just how far a hungry backpacker will go to to in a bid to save money on food! 😛

Top Travel Photography Blogs!

    Although I have never been a great photographer myself, one thing I can really appreciate coming from an art background is a stunning image. Travel offers a great opportunity to take photographs of some stunning scenes, and viewing great travel photography acts as a great motivator for me personally to hit the road […]

Photo of the Week – Utrecht Cathedral

The beautiful cathedral in the dutch city of Utrecht.

Backpacker Stereotypes!

  In every backpacker’s hostel I have stayed at, there have always been some characters that appear regularly throughout them all.  Although most backpackers I meet are not at all like this, I do find it funny the more I come across these types of characters while on the road, and so I’ve decided to […]