Destinations

Cycling to the Blue Lagoon

On the Budget Expedition Group Tour, the journey to Vang Vieng from Vientiane is nearly 4 hours long.  I am always up for a fun day out with the group once we arrive in Vang Vieng and I like having something to look forward to. I suggested an optional bike tour out to the famous Blue Lagoon.

The bike ride is nearly 14km there and then back to town.  I had with me an awesome team.  We had Ashley (Aus), Kristen (Aus), Jessica (Aus), Meg (Aus) and Charlotte (UK) with me on this...

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An adventure in Chitwan National Park

After a couple of days in the sleepy town of Lumbini visiting the birth place of Lord Buddha and playing cricket in the pitch black it was time to get on our way again and head for Chitwan National Park.

There was a petrol shortage in Nepal at the time so the bus drove around for a while before finding a ‘completely legit’ sales man selling fuel at the side of the road. An hour or so into our journey we traded the public bus for a small minivan which had a state of the art...

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The beauty of the Masai Mara

Imagine that it is 6am, the Sun is just rising and your jeep is in the middle of the African Savannah. So many beautiful creatures surround you and this is the perfect time of day to see them.

Giraffes and zebra make their way to watering holes where they are joined by elephants, buffalo and even lions! Seeing a lion take a drink of the murky water while the nearby zebra herd remain on heightened alert is exhilerating and you feel so privileged to have seen such amazing creatures that...

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Top 10 most romantic places on Group Tours

Group Tours are not just for solo travellers but are also very popular with couples. On Group Tour's there are as many opportunities to share an intimate moment with your loved one. Here we suggest some of our most romantic destinations.

Rio Dulce, Guatemala

What better place to enjoy a drop of romance than on a rustic island in the middle of Rio Dulce, a peaceful river in Guatemala. The only way to the island is by speedboat, whisking you and your loved one passed...

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Ruins, puppies and cheese in Belize

This story is one of my favourite stories to tell because it was so unexpected – one of those days where everything just fell into place.

I was in San Ignacio, near the border of Guatemala in Belize, and I was with my Dutch friend, Ellen. Us two had decided that we wanted to go Horse Riding instead of caving, which is where the rest of our group had gone for the whole day. I have done a lot of caving in the UK as I was a Sea Scout, so fancied something a bit different. Plus anyone that...

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Life on the slow boat

Laos is one of my favourite places in South East Asia. I absolutely fell in love with it when I visited, and it’s one of the big reasons I came back to Asia to work. This small sparsely populated country has a chilled laid back atmosphere that sets it apart from the rest of the region.

One of the best parts of the journey through Laos is the slow boat from Luang Prabang to the Thai border. The scenery along the mighty Mekong River is stunning, and you can get a glimpse of the side...

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