Watching the playful Southern Right Whales in Argentina

The southern right whales swim from their feeding grounds around Antartica up towards the equator (but not too far north as their thick blubber isn’t designed for warm waters) for the mating season. The protected bays around Puerto Piramides are one of their chosen locations to give birth and during the Spring months the population…

Magical whale watching in Seward, Alaska

Orcas were high up on our list of things we really wanted to see in Alaska. Photos of them summersaulting out of the calm waters graced all the brochures for Fjord trips in Seward but there was a high price to pay and no guarantee. In fact it’s quite rare to see Orcas around Seward…

Somewhere over the rainbow in Maui | Hawaii

I love days full of variety; we didn’t really know what we were doing with our day but it all worked out rather well from swimming with turtles and watching a blowhole and the sun create constant rainbows to wandering around old towns and beautiful road trips. We began in the warm morning sunshine at…

A warm welcome to Hawaii

So here we are, two backpackers basking in the Hawaiian sunshine, squeezin’ fresh limes from the trees out back into our coconut rum cocktails, life’s good in Maui. We are by no means on a backpacker budget here, our Airbnb room in Kihei, southwestern Maui costs £50 a night, but on the plus side we…