The Travel Blog: Destinations

Whether you want to beach bum in Bali, explore the historic streets of Rome or read stories from Palestine – this is where to start.

Scroll on through the destination focused pieces below, get some trip inspiration or feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about your upcoming trip.

Safe travels,
Dan

Travel Posts from Around the World

Nice Cannes Monaco

How to have a weekend in the French Riviera like a boss

Gather the squad, book a flight to Nice get ready to gamble, booze and eat your way through the South of France like a baller.
9th October 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Lares Trek and Machu Picchu

The Lares Trek & Machu Picchu

From the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, the mind blowing landscapes of The Lares Trek is an awesome way to experience the Cusco region of Peru. Heres the blog and video of my tour with G Adventures.
10th September 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Melbourne to Adelaide

Adelaide to Melbourne Road Trip: The extended Great Ocean Road

If there is one road trip down under you will know it's the Great Ocean road but the extended version, from Melbourne to Adelaide is even more stunning...
9th September 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
New Zealand Hidden Gems

10 New Zealand north island hidden gems

Waterfalls, beaches down dirt tracks, Japenese style gardens, and the movie stand in for Mount Fuji, don't miss these New Zealand North Island secret gems.
2nd September 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Machu Picchu Train

Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu by train

Taking the train from Cusco or Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu is one of the most incredible journeys in the world. Passing mountains, rivers, and Inca ruins don't miss this when you visit Peru!
2nd September 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Machu Picchu Inca

Prints from Peru: Inca ruins and culture around Cusco

For years I had this idea I would take an instant camera to the Andes in Peru and explore the incredible Inca history and culture so I did, here is what I discovered on the Lares Trek.
1st September 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Discovering Port Douglas and Aboriginal Culture

Ever since I moved to Sydney I was adamant I wanted to learn more about Aboriginal culture and the indigenous people of this vast land. Learning from a book is one thing, but to spend time with a local and understand their perspective is far more valuable...
10th July 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Port Douglas

Why I Love Queensland: Video

When I teamed up with Lonely Planet and Three mobile to share somewhere that had captured my heart, it was a no-brainer, I booked a ticket to Queensland. I'm so excited to share this video of why I love this part of the world so much...
2nd July 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Bellarine Peninsula Weekend

A Bellarine Peninsula weekend road trip

Take a weekend break to the Bellarine Peninsula and discover a chilled Victoria destination that has all the small town charm that you won't find in the city of Melbourne...
18th June 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Bellarine Peninsula Wineries

A boozy escape to the Bellarine Peninsula Wineries

The Bellarine Taste Trail in Australia is ideal for a boozy weekend of craft beer & wineries. If you want a weekend trip from Melbourne full of good eats, this is the winner...
14th June 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
ParisPhoto

7 easy tips for photographing Paris (or anywhere!)

By far the most common question I get asked is ‘what camera do you use?’ and whilst gear is important, it’s the way you look at things that really define an image. Here are some super simple tips to make an image a little bit more ‘gram worthy...
31st May 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Berat Albania

25 Albania photos that will make you book a ticket

From battering with cigarettes for directions to hidden waterfalls, sleeping in castles and getting a car stuck 2 minutes after picking up hitchhikers, check out these stories and Albania photos from that epic road trip.
4th April 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
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Beyond The Guidebook

Hey! I’m Dan and I am a little bit obsessed with exploring the world, meeting people on the road and can usually be found lost and attached to a camera. I’ve been lucky enough to visit 50+ countries and aim to share the best travel tips, stories and guides here on the blog. If you want to be kept up to date every month + get access to the latest deals and competitions sign up on the form just down there or feel free to stalk me a bit more if you need help planning a trip, click here to get in touch!

Safe Travels, Dan

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