Queen’s Wharf, Auckland

Queen's Wharf in Auckland received a makeover in time for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. If you are fortunate enough to come to the city of sails by cruise ship this could well be the place that you see first. Its transformation from a private working wharf to public space is now completed and is there...

The hostel bar

Almost every hostel has some kind of entertainment. Whether it is in the same building, or a nearby bar that get populated with backpackers overnight. If you have just arrived this can be a nuisance with the onset of jet lag. Certainly with the larger hostels I have been to, when arriving by...

How to survive a Long Haul Flight

Getting to say Australasia, particularly New Zealand is going to take a rather long time. This is going to involve siting down for a long period of time. Whether you get a direct flight or not, probably going to have a lot of waiting at the airport, in the transit lounge. Breaking the Journey...

Russia Stays in Summer

We all get that confusion when the clocks go back in the winter, but in the biggest country in the world it can be a stressful and confusing experience. President Dmitry Medvedev has found the solution. He announced that Russia would be staying in Summer Time, in other words the clocks won't be...

When Spontaneous Travel Does Work

Contrary to my previous post on when its doesn't suit. There are times when spontaneous travel does have surprising results. Often when arriving at a destination you can get encouragement and ideas for other travellers that you meet on your epic journey. If you're using backpackers then you are...

Photo Essay: Winter on the Atlantic Coast

This time of year the Atlantic is a pretty cold place. South West England is to exception to this. It is pretty hard to say the least difficult to find a clear day. So when those days come you need to make the most of it and start shooting. It is a great opportunity to get down to the beach this...

When Spontaneous Travel Doesn't Always Work

Sometimes there is nothing like being able to just take off with a last minute flight deal. There are some many sites offering great deals such as Skyscanner being featured on this very site. These sites are great for the spontaneous traveller. Photo: ©Eva Serna/ stock.xchng But there of...

Looking for a winter getaway?

The is time of year, christmas has now passed and there are numerous advertisement everywhere you look selling countless cheap package tours and cruises. However, if you actually like travelling the winter there are a number of options for you. Especially if you happen to love skiing. Image:...

The world's first subway

Many cities around the world everyday are connected by a subway, underground or metropolitan railway. The worlds first was a victorian solution to a problem, an overcrowded London was expanding getting about was getting harder and harder. Image: © London Transport Museum The solution, a new...

Photo Essay: Top 3 Beaches

One of those great highlights of trips, has to be that all important trip to the beach. No matter where we go that trip the coast line can be a memorable one. Whether its sandy beaches under the sun or a pebbled beach in Brighton, England. I have had some highlights of the some the best beaches...

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