• Sailing Colombia to Panama
    colombia,  Guest Posts,  south america

    Sailing Colombia to Panama on board the Ave Maria

    When travelling around the Americas, your route options are quite straight forward – South to North or North to South. Regardless, if you’re planning on making either journey without flying, then the most obvious place to cross continents would be between Panama and Colombia. The ferry from Colombia to Panama was cancelled some time ago. As a result, the most common (and enjoyable) way of making the journey is by sailing Colombia to Panama by sail boat. I met a lot of travellers who talked about this being the highlight of their South America backpacking trip.

  • Dubai budget trip
    Dubai,  Guest Posts

    How to do a Dubai budget trip – Guest post by Dubai Wikia

    Dubai is quite expensive and I’ve often cast it aside as an option for a backpack trip as a result. In this guest post, Dubai Wikia divulge their best food, entertainment, accommodation and general travel advice for a Dubai budget trip … Most people save up to visit Dubai and then splurge on its glamorous offerings. Still, the attractions remain the same and the activities remain the same. Backpackers around the world ask if it it’s possible to do Dubai on less and we say, “yes”. Dubai may be one of the least backpacking-friendly countries on offer, but if you look hard, you’ll find plenty of budget options for stay, transport and…

  • vegan chicken katsu
    Guest Posts

    Wagamama vegan tour

    At the end of last year I wrote a post about the launch of the new vegan menu at Wagamama. The good folks at Wagamama HQ had us along for an night of vegan culinary delights, with cruelty-free gyozas, stir fried veggies and curries galore. Not content with simply upping the vegan game amongst the high-street chains, the Japanese inspired restaurant giants have now gone one step further – introducing their Wagamama vegan tour! What’s it all about? The vegan hangouts are off around the country in celebration of the nationwide launch of ‘Vegatsu’. How many times have we listened to our meat eating friends talk about the glorious wonders of…

  • vegan and vegetarian vietnam
    Asia,  Guest Posts,  Vietnam

    Vegetarian and vegan dishes in Vietnam

    Vietnam is a famous travel destination in Southeast Asia with diverse cuisine and delicious street foods. The Vietnamese are also known for their healthy diet with a lot of vegetables. One of the reasons for this diet is the popularity of Buddhism in Vietnam. Buddhism is the largest non-native religion in Vietnam, with more than 17,000 pagodas across the country. As a result, it is not difficult to find vegetarian and vegan dishes in Vietnam.  I’m delighted to introduce iTourVietnam, who have written this guide to vegan and vegetarian food around one of Southeast Asia’s favourite backpacker destinations. If you’re interested in other other Asian hot spots, check out my guide…