8 years travelling the world

The lovely Danielle and Mat from Exploring Alternatives asked to interview us about our nomadic lifestyle and how we’ve managed to fund 8 years on the road. They’ve put together an awesome video which you can watch here: You can check out their other great videos, blogs and photos on the attachments below. They’re YouTube…

Our 13 highlights of The Philippines

Our two months in the Philippines has flown by and we miss it already…although maybe not the food (sorry guys). Two months wasn’t enough time! We only made it to 21 of the 7000 or so islands so barely scraped the surface. It’s one of our favourite countries now and we had so many once…

Sabang’s underground river and our final day in The Philippines

We’re not really that interested in caves, but the underground river in Sabang is a UNESCO world heritage site and the longest navigable underground river in the world. It cost ¬£20 for a trip from Puerto Princesa. We could have done the trip much cheaper if we stayed in Sabang or made our own way…

Village life and idyllic beaches | The Philippines

Time to head back to paradise! It was good Friday and we’d been asking everyone if the jeepneys would be running to Nacpan but no one knew. Craig decided to walk to the bus terminal the night before to re-ask…he came back to realise his money had fallen out his ripped pocket. Man we were…

Kayaking through paradise | Cadlao Island, The Philippines

Cadlao island is the closest island to El Nido so we bartered with a bubbly chap along the beach for a kayak rental. He was full of banter, offering us dry bags and giving us a bin liner instead. We plowed across the slightly choppy waters to the tip of the island where we were…

Finding another hidden gem in The Philippines

We hired a motor bike to visit some beaches around El Nido and headed north to Nacpan Beach. The last 5km were dirt roads and quite nasty but nothing my chauffeur, I mean Craig, couldn’t handle. Unlike some other backpackers we saw who toppled sideways on some soft sand. It explains all the bandaged right…

The most dramatic Island Scenery in the Philippines 

We saved the best island hopping trip till last and it was time to explore Bacuit Bay near El Nido. We were on a boat with about 18 people and were hoping to get a good group with some westerners to chat to but we ended up with lots of Filipinos, some monotone chaps and…

Island hopping in Port Barton, The Philippines

In half a day we’d left the tranquil jungle and river of Loboc, hopped on a ferry and landed in bustling Cebu City which was a massive contrast with people everywhere and horrible traffic jams, not to mention the smell of sewage, especially in our hotel bathroom. Luckily we just had to hang around a…

Motorcycle diaries ~ Exploring Bohol, The Philippines

We hired a motorbike and hit the jungle lined road north from our spider riddled nipa hut. Out first stop was an adventure park where we went Zip-lining over the Loboc River. I don’t know how or why we haven’t ended up zip lining before on our travels but by god was it awesome!! We…

A Nipa Hut in the jungle and millions of fireflies | Bohol Island

After a few days hanging out at Alona we headed inland to Loboc, a small village beside the Loboc River. We’d booked into the Nipa Hut Village which was right at the end of a dirt track that went alongside the river and consisted of about six rustic Nipa huts. We were pleasantly surprised by…

Island hopping, Dolphins and clown fish in Bohol

We based ourselves in Alona Beach, a popular stretch of white sand and clear blue sea. We thought it was rather pleasant but a lot of people complain about how busy it is, but maybe we were there at a good time. We had to wake super early for our 6am island hopping trip where…

Diving through the Sardine run, The Philippines

For the past few years the sardines that formally swam around Pescador Island have packed their suitcases and moved to the drop-off just 30m offshore from Panagsama Beach in Moalboal. We found a friendly dive company that also happened to be the cheapest and headed out to House Reef where the sardine run takes place….