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James Cameron In 100% pure New Zealand

James Cameron in 100% Pure New Zealand

World-renowned filmmaker James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron spent four days taking in the natural wonders of New Zealand’s spectacular South Island. Inspired by the infinite possibilites of nature, they’ve teamed up with Tourism New Zealand to create a new series of videos that will engage your curiosity and encourage you to explore vast landscapes that roll towards you like an IMAX movie. Watch as the couple walk on the Tasman Glacier, kayak through a Dart River canyon and take in the sweeping views of Blanket Bay by helicopter. They hike on the alpine Routeburn Track, cycle beside Lake Pukaki and visit Mount Alfred in the Glenorchy area near Queenstown.              

Lesbian Travel Bloggers You Should Be Reading

Lesbian Travel Bloggers You Should Be Reading

I’ve been writing a lot lately about traveling the world with my girlfriend, so I started looking for fellow bloggers like myself. There is an abundance of gay men writing travel blogs, but so few lesbian travel bloggers? Travel blogging has become a huge industry, with everybody and anybody blogging about their travel experiences. But, when it comes to lesbian travel bloggers they are few and far between. Personally, these bloggers offer stories I can relate to. They offer a certain humour and perspective about travel, while pushing the boundaries in regards to LGBT issues. So I put together an ultimate list of lesbian travel bloggers that I could find. Now I know there must be more of you out there. Check out the bloggers I’ve listed and make sure you share any I’ve missed, including your own. Lez Backpack Melissa a lesbian travel blogger started Lez Backpack in the hope to encourage other females to see the world. Lez Backpack is a lifestyle and travel blog. Her writing focuses on cultural differences, providing helpful tips for other LGBT travelers. Follow Lez Backpack On: Facebook | …

Why Visit koh rong samloem

Why You Need To Visit Koh Rong Samloem

As soon as I stepped foot on the beautiful white sand on Koh Rong Samloem I knew I had found where paradise lives. Here’s a little information about our adventure on the island and why this place has to be on your bucket list. Koh Rong Samloem also known as Koh Rong Samloem or Koh Rong Samloem is a magical place, a peaceful getaways you will never forget. It has managed to keep its distance from mass tourism, less developed than the larger island known as Koh Rong. This is what makes Koh Rong Samloem special. Samloem is protected by the Wonderful Wildlife of Samloem project to maintain the beauty of the island, keep the pristine beaches clean. Koh Rong Samloem is just a 45-minute boat ride from the Cambodian town, Sihanoukville, (more accurately known as ‘shitsville’), but a completely different world awaits. Sihanoukville is overrun by tourists, some are unsavoury, there’s a great deal of begging, most of which by children and you will probably be offered drugs while you’re here. While I never felt unsafe in Sihanoukville …

To Do In Cambodia

Three Things To Do In Cambodia

Ever since Angelina Jolie swung through temples in Cambodia as Lara Croft, the place has been crawling with tourists. However, because of Cambodia’s complicated history some people still view it as a violent and dangerous place. Instead it’s quite the opposite, it has so much more to offer. Maybe you’re wondering what there is to do in Cambodia. There’s plenty to explore in Cambodia, but the chances are you aren’t going to see all of it in one trip. So I’ve put together a list of the top three things I think you just can’t afford to miss in Cambodia. Three Things To Do In Cambodia Sunrise At Angkor Wat Today the temple has become Cambodia’s most popular tourist attraction. While you will be accompanied by hundreds of other tourists, watching the Sunrise over Angkor Wat is still a must see. Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2. We travelled by tuk-tuk before dawn and bought our tickets at the official ticket booth on the road …

Travel Inspiration

5 Videos That Will Give You Travel Inspiration

I absolutely love watching travel videos online. They provide a lot of travel inspiration and give me a real buzz to get back out there are see different places or even return to places I’ve been before. Here are five beautiful videos that will give you mega travel inspiration. Whether you looking for a holiday or planning on a big adventure around the world, these videos will definitely make you want to act now and get out and see the world and what it has to offer.   Always loved this video, aesthetically it’s beautiful. Simply just a guy walking towards you with so many beautiful interesting places behind him. Reminding you to keep moving.   World-renowned filmmaker James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron spent four days taking in the natural wonders of New Zealand’s spectacular South Island. I wish I was back in New Zealand, one of the most beautiful, jaw dropping, inspirational countries I’ve ever set my sights on.   FunForLouis makes daily video blogs traveling the world. He enjoys travel with …

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Are You Prepared For The Tongariro Alpine Crossing?

Is the weather okay? Its winter, but it seems fine, then again who knows which way it could turn. Do I have the right equipment and clothing? I have a few cookies, walking pants and walking shoes. Am I healthy enough? I hardly exercise and I’m an ex-smoker, probably not.  These were the questions presented to me upon a rather intimidating sign at the beginning of the trek, alongside the word “STOP” in bold lettering. Taking my answers into account, I probably should have considered turning back then. This ought to have been my first indication that I was not prepared for the 19.6-kilometre Tongariro Alpline Crossing trek. Nonetheless, we decided to proceed regardless. By the time we reached Soda Spings I was already wondering if we’d completed The Devils Staircase. I would soon come to realise that it would reveal itself soon enough. Flights of wooden stairs have been built right into the mountainside. The incline was too big for this shorty, but as J.R.R. Tolkien once said: “even the smallest person can change the …

Skydive Taupo

That Time I Lost My Mind And Did A Skydive In Taupo

You may have heard that New Zealand is the world capital of extreme sports. It was inevitable that some adrenaline packed activities could be on the cards. The question is would I be ready for such activities, would I have the balls? Taupo is where shit got real. The weather was glorious, not a cloud in the sky. Perfect for a skydive (say what)? The whole drive there I was in complete turmoil, to skydive or not to skydive. My stomach was in bits. Maybe I would regret it if I didn’t. But I didn’t know if I had the guts to go through with it (I’m a pussy). I don’t like rides, I don’t like flying, I like to keep myself safe and out of harm’s way. I’ve never even been on a roller-coaster. Could this roller-coaster virgin really throw herself out of a plane? I think not. After going back and forth, “I’m doing it”, then a few moments later “I’m bloody not, do I look stupid”. It was finally decided by my …

Our First Week In New Zealand

Our First Week In New Zealand

  When we arrived in New Zealand a sense of home washed over us. It was “bloody” freezing, we finally had traffic lights and we could potentially communicate with whomever passed us by. Beth’s family friend Bec picked us up from the airport which added to the homely feel. It was the perfect warm welcome we thrived after South East Asia. It was so lovely to be greeted by a friendly face. We were welcomed at her home by two beautiful Black Labradors, Jack and Pango. I just wanted to cuddle and squeeze them for eternity. A few coffees later, I felt right at home. This actually made me quite emotional; it was frosty outside, just like Christmas. I guess I felt we missed out on a real Christmas, the British kind anyway. We spent Christmas in the Australian sunshine eating prawns and dancing in Santa hats on the beach. It wasn’t the same. After a few days at Becs, we needed to get back to the adventure at hand. We chose to travel through …

Vietnam Travel Photo Diary

Vietnam Travel Photo Diary

There is something spectacular and interesting about Vietnam. We spent over a month here visiting some beautiful places along the way, it was a privilege to be able to take photographs of this colourful, historical country. I fell completely in love with Vietnam, for it’s history, culture and uniqueness. I even went as far as writing a post describing a few reasons why I fell in love with Vietnam. Take a look, I’d love to know what others thought about it. For now here are some of the photography’s I took whilst travelling through Vietnam. Hoi An was one of our favourite towns in Vietnam. The architecture is sensational, with a mix of styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colourful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge. You could spend days roaming the beautiful streets of Hoi An. Hoi An Hoi An – Japanese Covered Bridge Hoi An – Thu Bon River Hue – Imperial city The scenery in Vietnam is phenomenal, I’ve never seen anything like …