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

Amsterdam Weekend Away

Amsterdam Weekend Guide #SkyscannerRoulette

Skyscanner invited me to play a little game called #SkyscannerRoullete. Wake up, book the next flight and get to the airport... Here's how to spend a random last-minute Amsterdam weekend.
27th March 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
New Plymouth

Falling in love with New Plymouth, Taranaki

Whilst many will say Mount Taranaki, always standing proudly in the middle of the region yet often hidden in cloud, is the jewel of Taranaki's crown, I'd have to disagree. New Plymouth is a city that seems to be evolving, fast, making it my favourite city in Aotearoa.
22nd March 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney

Sydney is hands down my favourite city. Beautiful beaches, great restaurants, good vibes and awesome year around events. The light festival, Vivid Sydney, is a great reason to visit during the winter months.
22nd March 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Taranaki Video Guide

Taranaki video guide – Lonely Planets #2 region in the world

With my recent move to New Zealand, I jumped at the chance to take over the Lonely Planet Snapchat account and explore their 2nd best region in the world, Taranaki. Here's what I got up to...
30th January 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Iceland aerial photography

Iceland winter photography: 20 images of this snowy playground

Iceland in winter is a snowy, magical and usually dark winter wonderland... these 20 photos give you a glimpse into why the cold months might be the best time to visit.
28th January 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Best Edinburgh Attractions

12 Best Attractions in Edinburgh + 5 Awesome Extensions

If you are heading to Edinburgh you will be spoilt for choice. As well as 12 unique festivals throughout the year there are a ton of other attractions to explore, here are some of my favourites.
23rd November 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque Tour

A quick tour of the Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi

You know those buildings that make you go 'Holy !£$@' - well this was one of them. The Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi lived up to expectations on my stopover.
21st November 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Oman Travel Video

Why you need to Travel Oman ASAP
10 Reasons + 1 Video

Oman. I have no words yet, but I have tried to throw some together with this road trip video. If it is not on your list you need to change that pronto...
16th November 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Bagan Sunrise Temple Mist Myanmar

The Most Photogenic Cities in the World?

"Which city did you find the most photogenic in the world?" is the question I asked five bloggers, what do you think made the list?
10th November 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
London on a Budget

The Best Budget Tips for London like a Local

After five years in London working in hospitality you have to learn the tricks to do London on a Budget, I've finally written down a few of my favourite ways to do this city cheaper.
1st November 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Edinburgh Royal Tattoo

The Ultimate 2017 Edinburgh Festivals Guide

2017 is a special year for Edinburgh Festivals with its 70th birthday taking place. You may know about the Fringe, but did you know this city hosts 12 festivals throughout the year.
1st November 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Best Accommodation Sri Lanka

Awesome Hotels in Sri Lanka with incredible pools

I have an addiction for unique hotels, specifically ones with incredible pools. So when I visited Sri Lanka it became a running theme to discover the best this country had to offer.
25th October 2016/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!

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