Hiking in Kananaskis Country | Canada

Even though we’d visited the Rockies twice before we were still excited to return and hike some different trails. For our first few days we based ourselves in Canmore and did a few local hikes. The trails were within our beloved Kananaskis Country that I talked about in my previous post, but because they were…

Our winter season in the Norwegian Arctic

After almost four months working in Norway it’s time for us to head off and get back to travelling. We‘re heading to Vancouver Canada, to buy a new van so we can do our third roadtrip across North America. We haven’t lived in a van since our Alaska to Florida trip in 2016 so we…

Kayaking through the frozen sea in Northern Norway

After three months back in the Arctic we’d only managed to get out on the kayaks once and that was in the peak of winter. We had very limited daylight, the sun wasn’t rising at all so after a bit of a pink hue touched the clouds the sky quickly darkened. The sea was completely…

Volunteering as Lumberjacks in the Mosel Region | Germany

After four months in Asia we were pretty zapped by the heat, we still wanted to return to the Philippines but the flight price and duration weren’t very appealing so we just went on Skyscanner and searched cheap destinations from the Maldives. The cheap countries to fly to were Germany, France and Switzerland so we…

Best places to visit in Central Asia

We ended up spending almost two months in the Stan’s. Our adventures started in Almaty, Kazakhstan, working our way through the mountains of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and ending the trip in Uzbekistan. The area is still relatively untouched by tourism, but more so than in recent years so organising visas, day trips and accommodation is…

Exploring the badlands of Kyrgyzstan

One thing we hadn’t expected to see in Central Asia was red rock deserts but we were treated to a beautiful display along the southern shores of Issyk Kul Lake. We’d seen the desert as we drove to the ethnic festival and decided we had to come back and explore more of the area so…

Hiking to Ala Kol and Altyn Arashan in two days | Kyrgyzstan

A single photo of this milky blue, glacial fed lake surrounded by snowy peaks was enough to entice us to visit Central Asia. So when we reached the town of Karakol in Kyrgyzstan we had to figure out how to get to this jaw dropping lake named Ala Kol. Most people do a three day…

Exploring Kaindy and Kolsai Lakes | Kazakhstan

It was time for us to leave Almaty and head to the village of Saty in the foothills of the Tian Shan Mountains. Within an hour of setting off however, our shared taxi had a blowout and we needed to wait in the scorching sun for the driver to replace it with a completely bald…

Our first impressions of winter in Norway

I was just awoken by a ferry gliding past the front of our house. It was so close that I could see strangers sipping coffee under the warm light, like they were sat in our lounge while I was laying in bed. The boat was gone in seconds and I was left in darkness, still wandering…