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Top 5 Spots for a Delicious Bajan Rum Punch


The Bajan Rum Punch, one of Barbados’ most popular cocktails. Probably because it is so fruity and refreshing. Everyone mixes theirs differently, and not everyone likes to share their special recipe. There is a standard recipe that most of them follow:   So a basic Bajan rum punch would be one part lime, 2 parts simple syrup, 3 parts rum, 4…

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Colombia’s Lost City: Hiking to Ciudad Perdida


So once you’ve checked off your necessities for Cuidad Perdida and packed as light as possible, it was time to start the hike. I ended up hiking to Cuidad Perdida or The Lost City with Magic Tours. Our guide only spoke Spanish but one of the girls translated for us. He was very knowledgeable. Hiking to Cuidad Perdida (The Lost City) Day…

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Epic New Zealand Itinerary


I travelled from Barbados to New Zealand at the end of May until mid June. The weather was pretty perfect, chilly but sunny. Definitely do this epic New Zealand itinerary at this time. I think I had 2 rainy days out of the whole trip. I spent 4 weeks here and managed to explore the whole country.  Although I did…

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Barbados on a Budget


Barbados has some beautiful beaches with all inclusive resorts along the coasts and 5 star hotels. Don’t let that get you down, there are many ways to visit Barbados on a budget. First of all, if you have read my budget travel 101 post then you know that low season is the best time to travel. If you check google…

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Self Drive Island Tour of Barbados by a Local


You’ve read my South Coast guide and have now seen more than enough of it. It is still such a small section of the island. You really need to do an island tour of Barbados. Don’t be afraid to drive here, it’s very easy. Here are a few tips for driving in Barbados. We drive on the left side of…

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Surviving Long Haul Flights Like a Boss


So you’ve followed all my instructions about budget travel. You’ve got a great flight deal and are travelling carry on only but one of your flights is 10+ hours… Ok don’t panic, it’s not so bad there is a method to surviving long haul flights. First, what you need to do is pack your carry on and get a small…

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Our Next Big Trip: Travelling through Indonesia


So after our epic Iceland adventure we decided to start researching our next big adventure. Jason wants to surf and I want to explore and do a few adventurous activities. A friend of ours told us about the surf in Bali and how much he enjoyed it. So we decided that travelling through Indonesia could be our next adventure. This…

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One Day in London


After two rainy weeks in Iceland, we finally touched down in sunny London around 5.30pm. We hopped on the Gatwick Express just as the sun was going down, and within an hour we reached Victoria station. Which you can see is pretty well located. We basically had one day in London so we had to make the most of it. Check…

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From Snæfellsnes to Reykjavik


After our hot spring hunting in Iceland’s Westfjords, we boarded Ferry Baldur to Stykkishólmur on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. We were on our final leg of our itinerary from Snæfellsnes to Reykjavik It was about a 2 – 2 and a half hour ferry ride and it was surprisingly comfortable considering we were heading towards a storm and the weather was terrible.…

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