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SRI LANKA ON A BUDGET | 1 Month for Under $500

The island of Sri Lanka is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for a budget backpacking trip in Southeast Asia. It is a beautiful island with tonnes of golden beaches, quaint coastal towns and stunning mountain scenery. As well as being a brilliant...

COCONUT TREE HILL Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Coconut Tree Hill Mirissa is a landscape like no other. On a small peninsula, a palm tree forest that overlooks the ocean has grown up from the red soil. Its unique beauty has made it famous across Instagram and has made it one of the must visit locations in Sri...

SECRET BEACH MIRISSA | Sri Lanka’s Hidden Gem

Mirissa was our absolute favourite town on the south coast of Sri Lanka. There were so many awesome spots to hang out at and catch the sunset. Coconut Tree Hill, Mirissa Beach and Parrot Rock all made for an epic few days down here. On top of all that good stuff,...

AGUINID FALLS | Best Waterfall in Samboan, Cebu

Cebu Island in the Philippines is home to some of the most breathtaking, milky blue waterfalls in the world. While Kawasan Falls is easily the most famous in the region, it definitely has some competition. Aguinid Falls on Cebu Island is probably our favourite...

DALAWELLA BEACH | The Best Beach in Sri Lanka

On the south coast of Sri Lanka, just a few minutes away from Unawatuna you will find Dalawella Beach. This absolutely awesome spot may just be the best beach in the whole country. Check out why we think it deserves the title! Sri Lanka is blessed with mile after mile...

Sri Lanka 3 Week Itinerary | Ultimate Guide

Planning your trip around Sri Lanka? We’ve got you covered. Our Sri Lanka 3 week itinerary is the ultimate guide for your trip. There is so much to see and do here and you are able to squeeze in an incredible amount of exploring in just 3 weeks in Sri Lanka. Follow...

Top 10 Things to Do in Dunsborough, Western Australia

Anyone who knows us, knows just how much we love Dunsborough and its surrounding area. This town, located three hours south of Perth in Western Australia and in the beautiful Margaret River Region, has become a second home to us, and for good reason. With the...

6 Best Beaches in Sri Lanka (with Map & Photos)

The island of Sri Lanka is packed full of beautiful beaches. After spending a month exploring here, we compiled a list of what we think are the 6 best beaches in Sri Lanka. We have also put together a map of Sri Lanka beaches to help you plan your travels and make the...

9 Amazing Places to Visit in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

In the northeast corner of Sri Lanka is the port town of Trincomalee. It is a bit of a mission to make your way up here but the time spent travelling is well worth it. There are loads of great places to visit in Trincomalee and lots of awesome things to do. If you...

Kumana National Park Safari | DIY

Our Kumana National Park safari was one of the best experiences in our whole Sri Lanka trip and probably of any of our travels anywhere. We did it a little differently and planned a DIY experience on a scooter rather than through a tour. This was amazing! Exploring on...

Things to Do on Vancouver Island | Complete Summer Bucket List

It feels like every year I spend the winter months counting down until summer approaches. I have all these activities and things to do on Vancouver Island – ambitions to hike, camp and explore – and then before I know it, summer is over and the cooler months are...

Pidurangala Rock Hike | The Best Way to See Sigiriya Rock

Sigiriya Rock (Lion Rock), an ancient fortress, is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. People come to see this crazy 660-foot rock that juts out of the ground and dominates the skyline. Our trip here taught us that it is actually the Pidurangala...

7 Epic Things to Do in Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

There are so many epic things to do in Arugam Bay. Located on the east coast of Sri Lanka, it is one of the most popular surf destinations in the country. After spending a few days here its charm and appeal was easy to see. More than the funky places to eat and...

10 Things You Should Know About The Ella To Kandy Train, Sri Lanka

The scenic Ella to Kandy mountain train ride should be the number one, do-not-miss activity on your trip to Sri Lanka. This stunning train journey winds through the hill country and the tea fields right through the heart of Sri Lanka. Your 7 hours on the train will...

8 Foods You Must Eat in Sri Lanka

Before traveling to Sri Lanka I had no idea what type of foods would be available. I naively assumed that it would be the exact same as Indian food. Although curry, rotti and poppadums are readily available, similar to India, there are so many other foods you must eat...

9 Amazing Things To Do In Ella, Sri Lanka

It’s time to visit the beautiful mountains of Sri Lanka. This amazing little town, nestled amongst the tea fields, is home to some of the most incredible mountain views. The scenes from the top of Little Adam’s Peak and Ella Rock are breathtaking. It is also home to...

Yala National Park | Everything You Need to Know

Yala National Park is the main safari destination in Sri Lanka, as it offers you the best chance to witness a vast array of wildlife all in one place. The big draw for Yala is its population of leopards. The chance of seeing these big cats is one of the main reasons...

Hiriketiya Beach | 8 Awesome Things to Do

Hiriketiya Beach is one of the places we had heard least about when we were planning our 3 week trip around Sri Lanka. I wouldn’t quite call it the hidden gem of the south coast, as it is growing in popularity, but it’s not too far off it. The neighboring town,...

Top 7 Things to Do in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

At the heart of Sri Lanka’s south coast, Mirissa is an incredible beach destination that shouldn’t be missed. Beautiful beaches, awesome sunset spots and endless great places to eat made it our favourite place in southern Sri Lanka. There are so many amazing things to...

Best Things to Do in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Unawatuna is one of the most popular areas for tourists to visit on Sri Lanka’s South Coast. Its beautiful, palm tree lined beaches, ocean reefs and friendly local community all combine to make an incredibly worthy destination for your Sri Lankan itinerary. Based on...

The 9 Best Beaches in Western Australia

Australia is a mecca for beach lovers with the state of WA offering the cream of the crop. That's why we put together a list of the absolute best beaches in Western Australia. The ridiculously diverse coastline here means that there is a huge range of different...

The Perfect Wine Tour Itinerary | Margaret River

No trip to the Margaret River Region is complete without a cheeky wine tour to experience the products the region has to offer. We have done the hard work and sampled all the best Margaret River wineries. This beautiful area, just three hours south of Perth, is...

Why You Should Do Your Farmwork in Dunsborough

Ah farm work…the backpackers’ worst enemy! It doesn't have to be if you go and work on some Margaret River farms. Believe it or not, it doesn’t have to be. The 88 days of required regional work to gain your second year working holiday visa for Australia can be some of...

6 Best Places in Western Australia

Where to even begin? There are so many awesome spots here but we had to narrow it down to the 6 best places in Western Australia. We came here almost 3 and a half years ago and instantly fell in love with the west coast. From the attractions in Southwest Australia, to...

The Margaret River Region | 10 Reasons You Should Visit

There is no place in the world that has stolen my heart quite like Dunsborough and the Margaret River region. I came down to Dunsborough 3 years ago with little purpose or plan, and the expectation of staying a night or two. Instead, I met some of the most incredible...

Most Scenic Points in Oahu, Hawaii

From the laid back surf towns in the north, to the bustling Waikiki in the south, and the beautiful mountain ranges in the East, Oahu really has it all. It is a beautiful place and we have put together a list of the most scenic points in Oahu. The scenic beauty of...

Travel Insurance…Do You Really Need it?

Ah, the age old dilemma for travellers. You are saving up to head off on your big trip around the world, then a few weeks before leaving, you think about getting insurance. After a quick Google search, you find out how much it is going to be. And oh boy, is it...

8 Things to Do on The North Shore of Oahu

If you are planning a trip to Oahu, Hawaii, make sure you take the time to head North. There are so many amazing things to do on the North Shore of Oahu. Oahu’s North Shore is a world apart from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki in the south – I think that’s why we...

Flores Overland Tour Itinerary

Before I started travelling I had these great visions of what it would entail. Exploring new lands, seeing spectacular sights and interacting with the locals. For years I had incredible travel experiences, but nothing that quite matched those high expectations I had...

Komodo National Park | The Ultimate Guide

Visiting Komodo National Park in Indonesia should be at the top of your bucket-list! This has to be one of the best trips we have ever done – and we don’t throw statements like that around lightly. We had our minds blown at every location – beautiful beaches, wild...

Backpacker Living – Challenges of a Nomadic Life

Admit it...this is what we picture ourselves doing when we think of our lives as travellers! Life is just a wonderful series of white sandy beaches and insanely blue water. While this life we have chosen definitely contains a serious amount of these moments it also...

The Ultimate Guide to Your First Ski Season

I went on my first snow holiday in 2012 with some friends. Six years later, and I have done seasons in France, New Zealand and Canada. Safe to say, if it wasn’t for my sun loving girlfriend, I would be chasing winters around the world. The bad news is that this guide...

How To Buy Your Snow Gear On A Budget

Ski holidays and ski seasons are some of the greatest times you could ever have on this earth. Days spent shredding the mountain and nights spent partying until 6am. It really doesn’t get much better. My only issue with a life lived in the snow is how expensive it can...

How to Get Started Living Abroad

6 Times. Six times I have packed up my life and decided to move across the globe to a new foreign location. Italy. New York. Spain. France. Australia – twice. Not to mention moving around within my own country, Canada. I don’t know what it is about me, but after a few...

The Best Brunch in Victoria, BC

Victoria is a gorgeous coastal city with an old town feel and incredible charm. It is nestled right on the coast of Vancouver Island, with a bustling inner harbor at the heart of the city, and beautiful nature at its surroundings. But in my opinion, what is truly...

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Vancouver Island

As a very proud Vancouver Islander, it shocks me when I hear about travellers coming to Canada with no intention of putting the Island on their itinerary. It encompasses the beauty and nature Canada is so well known for, while proudly having it's own unique, relaxed...

6 Hidden Gems of Tofino, BC

When it comes to the must-sees of Vancouver Island, most people have heard of Tofino. And if you’re making the trek out here I would expect you to be fairly well-versed in Tofino’s ever popular restaurants and activities – Tacofino, exploring Long Beach, Tofino...

The North Coast of Northern Ireland | A Local’s Guide

Welcome to your guide to the very best country in the world! Ok, so this one may be a little biased but I am absolutely in love with my home. The North Coast of Northern Ireland was Lonely Planet’s best region to visit for 2018 so I would say a lot of other people...

5 Reasons Not to Hate on Fall

Its official, fall is here. And unlike many other people, I do not go gaga for pumpkin-spiced lattes and Halloween themed events. I am the minority that mourns the loss of summer. I am a beach bum, through and through. Summer is my one true love (sorry, Luke). But...

How To Not Suck At Hostel Life!

Hostels are a travelers’ best friend. Some of the greatest people I have ever met, I came to know from my time in hostels including my girlfriend of almost 3 years, Roxy. So who needs Tinder? Get off your phone and immerse yourself in the real life Tinder. The friends...

4 Unessential Travel Essentials

Travelling can take you anywhere.  You might end up on a tropical beach in Thailand or exploring the snowy peaks of New Zealand.  There are loads of blogs out there telling you what to actually pack (super useful blogs, go read them). This is more of a “What...

5 Ways to Enjoy Sydney on a True Backpackers Budget

The first time I stepped off the train and into Sydney Harbour I was blown away. This is what I had been thinking about for months while I grinded and saved back home. Unfortunately it didn’t take me long to realize just how bloody expensive of a city it was. How was...