James’s Birthday in the Grand Canyon & how one man saved Route 66

Towns along Route 66 almost died when an Interstate was built through Arizona. Locals were on the verge of destitution - until one of them decided to do something about it...

The Great Californian Road Trip Part 3 – the curse of Gray May & June Gloom!

Thought California was always a sunny surfers paradise? So did we, until we set off on our road trip and found out we’d picked entirely the wrong time of year!

The Great Californian Road Trip Part 2 – fending off bears & squirrels in Yosemite National Park!

The middle of our road trip heralded one of our biggest arguments so far, Chris was paranoid about hungry bears and horror stories of them ripping open cars and camper vans like tin cans! James told him not to be stupid…

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!

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!

Machu Picchu is unmissable, but it’s also a massive rip off. So was it worth it?

This may be controversial... but from start to finish, we felt milked by Machu Picchu. It cost us the best part of Β£800 over 2 days. Are the Peruvians ripping everyone off? Can you really blame them? Or could there be a cheaper way of doing it?

Here’s why a jeep tour from Chile to Bolivia should be on everyone’s ‘before-I-die list’!

Some natural wonders are just so awe inspiringly brilliant, words or even photographs cannot adequately do justice to them. But imagine seeing a series of once in a lifetime views relentlessly, one after another, for three days, and you'll begin to understand what it's like to take part in a Jeep tour from Chile to Bolivia!

The day the Iguazu Falls took our breath away

We're not exaggerating - yes it's a tourist trap but not in the same gawdy way as Niagara. The Brasilians and Argentines are rightly proud of their 'cataratas', and for good reason...

Comedy tour guides, our 12 year-old plane pilot & 4×4 bumpiness. Welcome to Fraser Island!

Fraser Island is a wild wildnerness that happens to attract hundreds of backpackers and daytrippers. Our unintentionally hilarious tour guide David may have been intensely annoying, but it's given us years' worth of dinner party tales!

Streaking Air BnB guests, inappropriate Golliwogs & avoiding the tourist masses; The Blue Mountains didn’t fail to surprise!

The Blue Mountains are breathtaking, but its main town of Katoomba is stuck in a crumbling Art Deco time warp where golliwogs still prop up the gift shop windows. Luckily, we found some chinks of modernity in a knockout coffee shop and some unexpected street art.