Scuba Diving in Tayrona National Park + Other Adventures (Colombia 2018)

Part 1: Welcome to Santa Marta Come to Colombia they said.  It’ll be fun they said; and they weren’t wrong! ‘They’ are our good friends Jamie and Paola who have an awesome little place located in the coastal town of Santa Marta, northern Colombia, and who invited us over to stay in May 2018.  Jamie was keen to show us some of the amazing Tayrona National Park as soon  as he could, and what better way to sweat out the jet-lag than to go for a 3-hour trek in 30…

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One Year of Travel Blogging: How has it worked out so far? (+ Affiliate Partnerships)

Part 1: How did it all start? That’s a tough one.  When I first quit my job back in 2016 all I knew was that I needed to finish my Masters degree dissertation and that I wanted to travel somewhere in Central America, basing myself in a place where I could spend a decent few months really learning to surf.  It’s only after I’d begun to organise the skate crowdfunding campaign for the kids at Mision Mexico that my girlfriend happened to mention that maybe I could write about it…

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Scuba Diving at the Gladden Spit and Silk Caye (Belize 2018)

Part 1: Placencia Life in Placencia was much more fun compared to life in Hopkins, especially once we’d found a clean area of beach to enjoy.  We’d moved from the Manatee Inn to Lydia’s Guest House after a couple of days since Lydia’s is a little cheaper and has its own kitchen, meaning we could cut food costs and cook our own meals. We had read that Placencia is far more touristy than Hopkins and thus not to some people’s taste.  We’re not massive fans of overly touristy places with…


Top 6 Travel Insurance Providers for Action Sports (2017)

This article outlines a basic summary and comparison of 6 travel insurance providers who offer cover for the following action sports: Skateboarding Snowboarding Surfing Scuba Diving Mountain Biking The 6 travel insurance providers are: Dogtag World Nomads Snowcard Lloyds Bank Travel Insurance InsureandGO SportsCover Direct   But why should you trust my opinion?  Well, let me introduce myself, before I gave up the Mon-Fri 9-5 to become a travel blogger I used to work in travel insurance for over 7 years; the international medical emergency assistance coordination sector to be…


Scuba Diving at the Marietas Islands (Mexico 2017)

Part 1: Choosing the right dive company I was slightly surprised to find that there are only 2 different scuba dive shops in Sayulita, the first being Sayulita Entourage, and the second Oceano Dive and Surf.  Since Oceano Dive and Surf is located slap-bang in the middle of town however, I just happened to walk past them first. Although the staff at Oceano Dive and Surf were friendly and informative, my brief experience with them wasn’t a great one.  In Blog 5 last week I explained how my broken collarbone…


Indonesia 2014 – Gili Trawangan (Gallery)

  Trawangan Dive boat ‘Jane‘ about to head off for the afternoon’s dive at Turtle Heaven Watching the sunset from the top of Gili Trawangan   What an incredible experience to be swimming in this massive shoal!   ‘Trev‘ the beach cat = LEGEND   Dive Master Sean of Sunken Dreams Scuba Diving Academy fires off the SMB whilst Matt looks on   Dive Master Sean checks the team are all okay   MASSIVE turtle decides to majestically glide over to me and chill at the ‘cleaning station’ (fish ‘clean’ parasite…

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