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Best things to do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong in a Weekend #LuxuryForLess

I teamed up with Travelex to discover the sights, sounds and buzz of Hong Kong... on a budget! But don't think saving every penny, think getting #LuxuryForLess in this electric city...

The Watermark, Bali

Checking in to Jimbaran, Bali

Bali, The Islands of the Gods can get a really bad rep so picking the right place to stay is vital. Beautiful Jimbaran Bay has golden sands, stunning sunsets and the new stylish Watermark Hotel & Spa - what did I think when I went to check it out?

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre in 20 Photos: A guide to the five lands

So, a few weeks ago a National Geographic editor whittled down 24k+ images to 32 on the theme of Reflection, and somehow one of mine made the cut. No credit to me, have you seen how photogenic Cinque Terre is...

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HOWDY!


Dan here, good to meet you fellow travel addict. A couple of years ago I picked up a camera, took a break from my double shift style job in hospitality and set off to learn new skills (aka: getting lost) through 43 countries. Guess what? You can do it too…


Want some insight and inspiration? Travel tips and guides? From shoot outs and samba lessons in the Favelas of Rio, learning to love Bali like a local or trekking Glaciers in Iceland, I want to help you make the most of any trip. Say hey on Instagram or throw me a Skype if you want help to hash out some plans…


Me? I like to put people before places, emotion and experiences above things, search out stories and try and promote social change. Enjoy my spot on the WWW & hopefully see you on the road for a beer soon. Safe travels!

STORIES FROM THE ROAD

Gap Year in Asia

Dear Asia… It’s not you, it’s me.

"You showed me beauty, religion and culture. You gave me illness and you gave me purpose. I want you to change, I wish I still felt the same, but for now, I need to break up with you."

Understanding Agent Orange in Vietnam

The true face of Poverty in Vietnam?

Coming face to face with the ongoing damage from Agent Orange and similar in Vietnam was heartbreaking, yet, heartwarming as well. A story of bonding, coffee and understanding the start of my change in the world...

Rio Samba Favela Story

The highs and lows of a samba with Rio

" Bang. Drive. On the floor" The heartbreaking noises that broke the stillness rang on. I was in someone else's reality, a heartbreaking one haunted with gun shots...

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TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY
 
A photo should tell a story, or even better than that, make you book a ticket!
 
A couple of years ago I packed in my Hospitality job and spent the next year teaching myself the one thing I enjoyed the most – Photography. I love being able to capture the little details on the road along with the awesome landscapes and places we travel too.
 
Find the latest photo essays here or check out all the photo essays and tips. Looking for my professional portfolio site?.
 
 

Indonesia in Photos

49 Reasons to visit Indonesia

With 17,000+ Islands cutting it down to 49 reasons was no easy task. But, just in case I don't make myself clear. The memo is: Clear your diary and get straight to Indonesia...

Cinque Terre Photography

Finding silence in Cinque Terre

You come to Cinque Terre for beautiful villages, stunning photography and to gain at least a stone in carbohydrates. But in those almost haunted streets, if you listen careful, you might just find yourself...

Raja Ampat Photos

A photo journey through Paradise: Raja Ampat

I got invited by my friend to 'Paradise' and laughed. Really? Does that exist? I think these photos however prove I was wrong. Raja Ampat in Indonesia truly delivers on its promise...

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WHAT’S POPULAR?
 
A few of the most popular posts on the blog are just down there.
 
Want to know my favourite countries? It’s a toughie but right now I would say check out Indonesia and Sri Lanka or if you fancy Europe then discover the best places to visit out of season that are slightly off path.
 
 

Checking in to Camogli in Italy

Checking into Camogli

Portofino and Cinque Terre might get all the attention in this region of Italy but the colourful, small and often over looked Camogli deserves a check in to enjoy the simple slower life.

things to do in Belgrade

Reasons to visit Serbia: Things to do in Belgrade

Haven't been to Belgrade the capital of Serbia? NO! What are you waiting for? This is one electric city break ready and waiting...

Ljubljana Capital City

Ljubljana: Things to do in the cutest capital city…

Move on over Amsterdam. Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia is moving in with canal charm and cute coffee shops. Get there pronto...

#POTD: DIGITAL EDITS IN HONG KONG

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Cheap Flights

How to book the cheapest flights anywhere

"How do you travel so much" they say. "It's all about cheap flights" I say. So here they are, 20 tips that are gonna get you killer savings. You're welcome...

11 ways to be more responsible and eco friendly when you travel

11 easy eco tourism steps to start today…

Say Ciao to Chopsticks! Ready to come across all save the world? Here are eleven easy steps that are so easy you can play eco warrior in your sleep...

Why you should Travel

Why you should Travel with Passion

Why do YOU travel? I guess it's a toughie to answer. Me? It's my passion. Now let me try and explain it without a cliche speech...

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I was a waiter, I bust a nut, then I was a traveller…

This is NOT mission impossible!

Take it full screen, go on… you know you want to!

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