Highlights from our trip to Tulum, Mexico

Almost everything we did in Tulum was water based, just how we like it! We explored underwater caves, snorkelled with turtles, rode waves in the Caribbean Sea and jumped into a hidden lagoon in the jungle. Here’s a video of our highlights:

The blonde bears of Denali

Finally the day has come to drive into Denali National Park and camp there for four nights, we were super excited! We drove at snail pace the whole way searching for wildlife en route. Some workers were putting out red warning signs which tell people that they can’t walk in an area due to animal…

Swimming with dolphins in the wild | Hawaii

There’s something very special about swimming with dolphins in the wild; they decide if they swim with you, they’re not kept in a horrible glass tank and passed from one tourists to another or forced to perform tricks for food. In the wild they come and go as they please, they hunt their own food…

Roadtrip through Maui’s rainforest and waterfalls

The Hana highway is only 52 miles long yet it has over 600 twists and turns and 50 or so one-lane bridges, it takes about two and a half hours of constant driving to reach Hana. We set off early in our modest rental car and followed convertible mustangs along the winding road. The highway…

First day in Tokyo

Craig and I have explored lots of cities around the world but we’ve never lost each other…that was until we visited Tokyo. We went to the Asakusa area and wandered around the shrines, I told Craig I wanted to take a quick photo so did it in seconds, continued through a gate and stopped to…

Exploring Kyoto’s top sights

The bamboo grove of Arashayama is an image I’ve seen posted online numerous times and finally it was our chance to see it. Sadly everyone else had the same idea…it was heaving and totally impossible to take a photo without anyone else in it. The bamboo forest wasn’t as vast as I expected, just a…

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…

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…

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…

A boat trip to paradise ~ Sumilon Island

We had a Filipino breakfast right after snorkelling with the whale sharks and then looked around for a boatmen to take us to Sumilon Island. We were quoted more than we wanted to pay so walked up the road only to find the resort quoting the same price…so we went back to our original spot…

Swimming with Whale Sharks, The Philippines

After much contemplation about animal rights and whether or not it was right to swim with the hand fed whale sharks of Oslob, we decided to just head there and judge it for ourselves. We were unlucky not to see them while in Thailand and Honduras and I wanted to see how big these gentle…

Snorkelling with more turtles than humans at Apo Island

Negros island is much more rural than the others we’ve visited. We must’ve passed millions of palm trees along the road and small villages were all made from natural materials. It was a scenic drive with sea views and we soon made it to Malatapay Beach where boats head to Apo Island. It was a…