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

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...
13th July 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)
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)
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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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