We’re often contacted by readers asking whether or not we think travel insurance is worth it. In our opinion travel insurance is a necessity, not an option. This is particularly the case for the medical cover it provides should you find yourself in difficulty abroad.The cost of medical bills when you travel can be eye watering, and we...
A common photography problem that you have likely encountered when taking photos is that sometimes the sky doesn’t compliment the scene you are photographing. The end result is that we get a lovely shot of some scenery or people, with a flat grey sky that really doesn’t do justice to the scene we are trying to shoot. You might encounter...
If you’re planning a hike to Havasu Falls, then you are probably wondering what you need to bring with you. This is a great question. The 20 mile round trip hike to the falls can definitely be a challenge, and you will likely be carrying much of your gear on your back. As such, it’s essential that what...
Indoor photography is one of the more challenging types of photography to master. The main challenge is the light. Often there is not enough light, it is very directional, or it is coming from an artificial sources that gives your photos a strange hue. And then there are all the potentially reflective surfaces to bounce light off and...
When you’re preparing for your travel adventures, your choice of luggage is one of the most important decisions you can make. For many travelers, a travel backpack is the luggage option of choice.They are easy to carry, are terrain agnostic, and work in any destination or climate. Whether you’re on a hiking trip, away for a weekend, or...
We’ve written a number of guides to our favourite photography gear, including a guide to the best travel camera, best action camera, and best camera for hiking and backpacking.Unfortunately, cameras, lenses, and other pieces of photography equipment tend to be quite expensive. Once you add in the cost of a lens or two and some accessories like memory...
We love visiting Paris. The city has so much to offer, from iconic sites like the Eiffel Tower, through to world class museums like the Louvre and famous shows like the Moulin Rouge.Then there are all the fun neighbourhoods to explore, the fantastic dining options, the cafes – the list goes on!Paris isn’t exactly compact though, so when...
When we visited Mauritius, one of the aspects of our trip I was most excited about was the food. Having grown up in the Seychelles, another island group in the Indian Ocean, I was particularly interested to see how the food in Mauritius compared to the food in the Seychelles.Both nations offer a rich Creole menu that includes...
If you’re visiting Barcelona, there’s a good chance you are planning on visiting the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, commonly referred to as just the Sagrada Familia.This magnificent building is a must-see in our opinion, and is high on the to-do list of most visitors to the city.Because it’s so popular, you do need to do a bit...
New York! The city that never sleeps. We have visited New York City many times, and still feel we’ve barely scratched the surface of what this incredible city has to offer.Still, there are many sights in New York City that are a must-visit, especially if this is a first time visit, or if you want to spend a...