Exploring Amman and floating in the Dead Sea | Jordan

I’ve seen images of Petra floating around the internet for years and finally it was time for us to visit Jordan and see the ancient city for ourselves. But there’s a lot more to Jordan than just Petra, we also planned to float in the Dead Sea, stay in a Bedouin desert camp and snorkel…

Driving the Million Dollar Highway | Colorado

So many people recommended driving the Million Dollar Highway that it ended up shaping our route around Colorado. We started the scenic byway in the town of Durango and were set to climb about 5000ft of elevation up multiple passes. As we gained altitude snow began to appear and then it just grew around us,…

Exploring the Temples of Bagan | Myanmar

There’s something very special and yet very creepy about exploring the ancient temples of Bagan at sunrise. It’s eerily dark and quiet outside with just the sound of bats wings flapping over your head and the scurrying of rodents on the stone floors as you walk inside the temples. Narrow stairways lead up to the…

Finding island vibes in central Athens 

Considering we normally hate cities, Athens was doing pretty well in our books. It was really nice visiting in winter without the crowds or the heat and just a very pleasant place to stroll around. The Plaka neighbourhood was particularly nice and had lots of alleys filled with souvenir shops and eateries. We also came…

From rural island life to the big city of Athens

After nearly two months living on a Greek island it was time for our next adventure. We were leaving the small, peaceful village of Glossa and heading to crazy, busy Morocco. We had a lovely time living on the island but the last few weeks were pretty poor weather and we’ll be happy to get…

Old west towns and pig-tail roads

The Wind Cave National Park is above and below the ground. At the surface is prairie land home to bison, pronghorn antelope, deer and more, and below the ground is the 6th largest cave system in the world. This park was our final straw for South Dakotas money grabbin’ tactics as they charged $12 to…

Mount Rushmore | South Dakota

We began our journey through South Dakota exploring the Black Hills region and set off on the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. It was a really awesome drive full of colour and twists and turns. Autumns certainly arrived and the trees were all turning bright yellow and scarlet coloured ivy climbed up the tree trunks. A…

Wagon days and hiking to Pioneer Cabin, Idaho

We drove south till we reached the sweet town of Ketchum nestled in an idyllic spot of Idaho. It was labour weekend so lots of events taking place but the big Wagon Days Parade wasn’t till tomorrow so we headed out of town along the Sun Valley Road for the Pioneer Cabin trailhead. The old…

A unique village in the Japanese Alps

The bus to Shirakawa-Go in the Japanese Alps wasn’t covered by our JR pass and cost us a whopping £30 each for a return ticket. It only took 50 minutes to reach the UNESCO village along empty roads and lots of tunnels. It began raining as we arrived and wasn’t the best weather but when…