The Great Californian Road Trip Part 1 – dodging landslides & dogging hotspots!

Our week road tripping in a camper van is one of the highlights of our trip, but it wasn't without mishaps, an amazing number of arguments, and a bit of bad luck!

The Golden Gate Bridge Proposal and why it was a bit of a shambles!

Chris says he always knew he was planning to propose to James at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Why then was it so last minute and shambolic? Well this is Chris all over isn't it?...

Hey you guys! Our geek out over the Goonies in iconic Oregon filming location Astoria

Pretty much everywhere we've been in the world so far has involved some sort of nostalgia based film or TV geekery, but in Astoria we took it to another level - and found out it's not just the Goonies the town is famous for...

Our first stop in the USA – a perfect birthday, sightseeing like a local & getting sh*tfaced in Seattle!!!

We weren't 'Sleepless in Seattle', more 'Sh*tfaced in Seattle!', but then it was Chris' birthday! How fortunate then for our hangovers this is the city where Starbucks was born, & we made two new friends who showed us all the sights worth seeing! But it's not only the world's largest coffee chain this city has given to the world...

Six adventurous ways to crank up the adrenaline on the Gringo Trail in Peru (and something famous you should probably give a miss)

We're normally pretty lazy human beings, opting for a lie in than any morning exercise. Untrue to form - in our final week in Peru we decided to cram as much action in as possible, mainly because this adventure junkie's paradise is so cheap!

When altitude sickness (aka man-flu) took Chris down & all we needed was a little luxury!

After nearly 3 and a half months of non stop travelling and 2 weeks in Bolivia at high altitude, it was only a matter of time before one of us came a cropper, and despite his smugness about β€˜having done all this before in 2007’ it was Chris who bit the dust first!

Rio de Janeiro: How safe is it really?

The guidebooks say the favelas are safe, scaremongering bloggers suggest not to go out after dark. Thankfully we ignored the warnings not to go out at night, but there is a sinister side, and people who live in Rio say it's getting worse...

Pimp my backpack; pushing the boat out (literally) for a catamaran adventure in the stunning Whitsundays – before Cyclone Debbie struck!

Seeing the Whitsundays battered by Cyclone Debbie this past week has been heartbreaking, because this time three weeks ago we were lucky enough to visit before paradise was lost ,,,

Is Sydney really one of the least fun cities in the world?

Believe it or not Timeout recently ranked Sydney as the third least fun city in the world. Why? Well everyone goes to bed early! It's a city which you'd expect should never sleep, but it does, unless you look in the right places that is...