People travel for many different reasons, and for many it is the pure love of experiencing new foods! One of the best ways to experience a new culture is through the local food. Food is a huge part of the culture of a country and to us, one of the most memorable parts of our travels is trying local foods, from street level, to family owned restaurants and all the way to top end restaurants. Our travels have taken us on adventures through six continents and along the way our taste buds have developed as we’ve indulged in the incredible local cuisines of the countries we have visited. Here is a roundup of some of our favourite cuisines from around the world, some of which I am sure are yours too!
The enchanting region of Khao Lak sits on the western coastline of Thailand, looking out to the Andaman Sea. It’s an area that, more recently, has been synonymous with natural disaster, following the 2004 tsunami that was the deadliest natural event on record. Thousands of people were killed, dozens of holiday resorts were destroyed, and the region’s tourism industry took more than a decade to rebuild. Fortunately, the natural beauty of Khao Lak was preserved and tens of thousands of visitors are returning to explore its attractions. If you are looking for the best day trips from your holiday base in Khao Lak, here are our top picks.
New Zealand is called ‘Gods own country’ by its people and given its stunning landscapes, any visitor can see why. New Zealand has epic national parks, world-class surfing and skiing, rainforests, sandy white beaches, wineries, ice age glaciers, multi-day hikes and adrenaline packed adventures for all! Travelling in New Zealand is an experience you’ll never forget and we can guarantee it will very quickly become one of your favourite destinations. Distant Journeys offer some incredible tours that will allow you to see the very best of what New Zealand has to offer! Here are five of our must see places to visit in New Zealand’s South Island.
London is famous for many reasons and has an incredible range of things to see and do! Here are ten unique, hidden gems will take you off the beaten track in a city that is bursting with weird and wonderful attractions.
A few months ago our family of two became a family of three. We adopted Joe, a beautiful German Shepherd rescue dog. We are both dog lovers and have been wanting to get a dog since we moved back to Australia but were waiting until we’d purchased and moved into our own home. We became home owners in March and Joe joined our family in July.
Europe’s natural landscape provides some of the most picturesque vistas on the planet. While there are many ways to experience Europe, one of the best ways to truly appreciate it in its full glory is by hiking on foot! Here are some of the best multi-day hikes you can tackle on our favourite continent!
New Zealand is a beautiful country at anytime of the year and is even more magical in winter. Winter is the low season so you won’t need to share its beauty and tourist destinations with others, prices are more affordable and everything is more beautiful with a dusting of snow! We headed over the ditch to New Zealand’s South Island for Dan’s 30th Birthday and spent 10 days exploring in our wonderful JUCY campervan! In our opinion, winter is the best time to visit this stunning country and a campervan gives you the freedom to see it from the comfort of you own travelling home!
Travelling offers you an insight into other cultures and the way in which others live. From art to architecture, religion to music, history to natural beauty and cuisine, certain destinations around the world offer visitors an awe-inspiring experience and insight into other cultures. From Rome to Paris, Kyoto to Africa, here are four of the best cultural escapes in the world.
Saalbach is a charming ski village in the Austrian Alps with traditional buildings and a river running through it. It is a stunning winter wonderland that boasts over 270 kilometres of ski slopes! I visited Saalbach with one of my closest friends who is from Salzburg. Having only ever skiied in Australia and New Zealand, I was quite the rookie and whilst I think I spent more time crashed out in the snow I still loved every bit of my first ever European Ski holiday in beautiful Austria! I was inspired to share my adventures in Saalbach as we’re currently deciding where to go skiing this winter in Europe and are thinking we may go to Val D’Isere or Tignes in the French Alps!
France, Italy, and Spain are the triumvirate European countries which are the favorite destinations of tourists from every corner of the globe. Naturally, they are also the preferred backdrops for love struck honeymooners, and while France is lauded as the country of love by default, Spain is definitely the mise en scène you should be obsessed with; if you are not sure why, here are 10 reasons to go on your honeymoon in Spain.