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Four easy day trips to take from Dubrovnik, Croatia 15

Dubrovnik was the first place I ever visited in Croatia back in 2007.  I’ve since returned to the city in 2012, following a week of backpacking and island-hopping down the country’s coastline.  Whilst there is easily enough to keep you occupied in Dubrovnik for a good few days, the city can […]


How I Ended Up in The Tatra Mountains: The Story I’ve Been Waiting For 2

I’ve always wanted to to tell a travel story that begins with deciding to go on an adventure with someone I had just met. It’s finally happened. I met a Californian named Joe who immediately invited me on a trip with him to get out of the city, go hiking […]


The Non-Partiers Guide to Ibiza 9

You’ve probably heard that Ibiza is the party capital of the world; It’s a title that’s well deserved! My trip to Ibiza came about because I drank way too many mimosas and booked a cheap flight. I’m not sure why my mimosa-brain chose Ibiza because to be honest, the all-day […]


Picton to Nelson and Abel Tasman, New Zealand 2

Nope. Intercity public bus. NZ$26 ticket to Nelson. Just a regular old bus, with the unpaid for, but added, bonus of a knowledgeable tour guide/driver. I am not sure I can say this often enough – these people may be the nicest and friendliest I have ever met. By the way, this ended up not being a one time occurrence; more often than not, the bus drivers played this informative role on the buses I took.


Seen on the Bus in New Zealand 2

I have written before about some of the joys of traveling overland and avoiding planes. There are some downsides, for sure, but being able to feel the miles go by and see some of the things you see out the window of a bus, car or train (instead of the world literally flying by at 20,000 feet) is something that I really cherish about this particular trip.


Upbeat travel story – by ship up Norway with the Kindness of a Stranger 12

When I got to Oslo on a bus from Malmo, Sweden, I asked at the bus station about buying a ticket for the next day on that bus. Turns out that bus doesn’t exist anymore. Apparently, you can only go about half way up Norway via buses. This was a major problem. Getting this close and not making one of my (revised) travel goals was going to be really annoying.