Street view from Quan Bia Minh in Hanoi, vietnam

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam


The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi is everything that symbolises a busy Asian city. Wandering through the Old Quarter of the city is an assault on the senses; with busy little streets full of motorbikes, tiny hole in the wall restaurants and food stalls, all surrounded by old crumbling colonial buildings. This is where we… Read More

View from our villa in Tuscany

Why renting a villa is the best way to experience Tuscany


Ah Tuscany….It is the place that so many people dream of visiting, and I was no different. I dreamt of green rolling hills covered in vineyards and olive groves, of centuries old medieval villages and farm houses, and of drinking wine and eating delicious Italian food. In my dreams, it was an almost magical place… Read More

View of Surfer's Paradise at Night in Gold Coast, Australia

A Last Minute Stay on the Gold Coast with Hotwire


I’ve noticed that the more I travel, the less I worry about planning ahead. These days, I usually leave it until the last minute to book my accommodation, and often enough I just show up at my destination and look for a place to stay. One very handy travel tip that I have picked up… Read More

Sydney Harbour, Australia

Renting an apartment in Sydney with Wimdu


Sydney is without a doubt the most famous city in Australia, and possibly the most beautiful. With it’s historic old buildings and monuments, along with a beautiful harbour setting, Sydney is a city that I just hadn’t spent enough time exploring. So when Wimdu contacted me and asked if I would be interested in trying… Read More