Standin’on the corner in Winslow Arizona | Route 66

There was a little town on the map that caught my eye and resulted in a detour to reach it. The town was called Winslow and it sat along the historic Route 66 in Arizona. My surname is Winslow-Llewellyn (thanks to my parents being indecisive and giving me both their surnames and not thinking about…

Visiting an idyllic sandbank in The Maldives

I’m a sucker for a sandbank, a slither of sand rising out of the sea, a new island forming and more reason for the Maldivian’s to laugh in the face of global warming. We asked a few locals if they thought the Maldives would be covered by sea in the future and they confidently said…

Dog Bites, Rabies and a Secret Beach | Sri Lanka

To the west of Mirissa is Secret Beach which obviously isn’t a secret anymore but it was still a very pretty spot. There were actually two beaches back to back, one totally calm and shallow with rocks and fish visible in the clear water and the other wild and wavy but with dreamy turquoise and…

Blue Whale Watching and Dreamy Sunsets in Mirissa | Sri Lanka

Mirissa is a hip beach town about an hour away from Unnawatuna. It’s the perfect place to kickback and relax but its also a great base to see the worlds largest mammal – The Blue Whale. To see the whales we needed to go on a boat trip which cost about $30 per person and…

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…

Rainy season on a beach in Koh Chang | Thailand

As we stepped off the plane in Bangkok we were hit by a wall of heat and humidity. It was wet, our skin instantly felt damp and after a long day flying from Uzbekistan we probably smelt damp too. The temperature was 10 degrees cooler than the Stan’s yet the humidity was quite stifling. It…

Flying to Kazakhstan and exploring butterfly filled meadows

We had a very long sleepless night travelling from London to Almaty, Kazakhstan, for the start of our Central Asian adventures. Craig seemed to start the trip in a particularly clumsy manner though. The first incident was when we were queuing up along the aisle of the plane, waiting for everyone to put their bags…

Scuba diving in the Arctic and an amusing hitchhiking trip

We never thought about scuba diving in the arctic sea, but an opportunity came up in our final week which we couldn’t turn down. We were heading out with the lovely team from Lofoten Diving who are based in the fishing village of Ballstad, not far from Leknes. We managed to get a ride with…