Where to stay in Miami: a neighbourhood guide

Where to stay in Miami: a neighbourhood guide

“Welcome to the city where the heat is on”. These iconic words have come to sum up the party loving, culture obsessed city of Miami, where fast and furious fun is the aim of the game. Read on for the scoop on where to stay in Miami. Dubbed the ‘Magic City’ for its rapid expansion…

Where to stay in Dublin: a neighbourhood guide

Where to stay in Dublin: a neighbourhood guide

Ah Dublin, the upbeat traditional capital of the famous green Isle. From the trendy muraled streets of Portobello to the cobbled alleys of Temple Bar, Dublin is full of excitement and secrets far beyond the usual traveller experiences. But where’s the best area to stay in Dublin? Dublin is known for its grand history, creamy…

Lockdown dreams: The most ‘Wish-Listed’ hostels in the world

Lockdown dreams: The most ‘Wish-Listed’ hostels in the world

Travel dreamers we see you and your backpacking desires. We’ve pulled the data from the last three months and have your top ten wish-listed hostels in the whole wide world! Creating a Wish List on the Hostelworld app is like putting your intentions out to the universe and trusting that the law of attraction will one…

After my own art: the 14 best cities for art around the world

After my own art: the 14 best cities for art around the world

Are you an expert on all things Michelangelo? Do you know the difference between a Pollock and a Picasso? Grab your paintbrush, canvas and camera, because I think you’re ready to discover the best cities for art around the world, where art fairs, galleries and creative neighbourhoods inspire both novice artists and diehard enthusiasts alike….

The best places to visit in Cambodia for beach bums, party animals and foodies

The best places to visit in Cambodia for beach bums, party animals and foodies

Nestled between Thailand and Vietnam, Cambodia is an essential stop on any backpacking adventure around South East Asia, with a huge array of attractions and truly unique Khmer culture. Food lovers can fill up on fragrant dishes in busy cities and pretty towns across the country, while beach bums are spoilt for choice when it…

Sand, souks and secret gardens – the 10 best places to visit in Morocco

Sand, souks and secret gardens – the 10 best places to visit in Morocco

Secret gardens, towering mountains, medieval cities, bright blue houses, legendary caves and epic fortresses. You might think I was talking about somewhere in Europe, but all these things can be found just across the Med in the spellbinding country of Morocco. It might be best known for camels and tagines, but there’s way more to…

The ultimate South Africa itinerary for backpackers

The ultimate South Africa itinerary for backpackers

‘Hamba Kahle’ (go well), ‘let’s have a braai’  (barbeque) and ‘it was so lekker’ (awesome/good/tasty) are just a few of the phrases you’ll hear in the medley of languages when you touch down in South Africa. With eleven national tongues and cultural groups to match, South Africa is a chaotic cultural hive which will have…

Camino de Santiago route planner – everything you need to know to start your journey

Camino de Santiago route planner – everything you need to know to start your journey

Looking for a Camino de Santiago route planner? Look no further! Walking the Camino is the dream of many travellers from all over the world who want to explore in a different way. I’ve been dreaming about the Camino since I was 13, when I read ‘The Pilgrimage’ by Paulo Coelho. This year, I turned…

Avoid the obvious! 15 alternative things to do in South America

Avoid the obvious! 15 alternative things to do in South America

South America’s Gringo Trail is a well-trodden path for good reason – it’s brilliant. Nothing quite beats seeing the sun rise over Machu Picchu, or partying in Rio, but why limit your travels to the places you’ve already seen in a million Instagram stories? There are thousands of alternative things to do in South America…

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