Travel Stories from the World

How to working holiday backpack in Australia with 100+ great tipsSun 20 Mar 2016 - John Nayler
Working holiday travel to Australia has never been more popular. With the Australian dollar at a low point, young people from foreign countries are flocking to Australia to experience with the warm fr ... [more]


Greek bareboat chartering
Last minute bareboat charter sailing in Greece via Athens.Sat 31 Oct 2015 - John Nayler
Like an instant travel challenge? Have a girlfriend in business consulting that has holidays on same day notice. This is precisely the way that I found myself in Zurich Friday 11am and 2pm Saturday arriving for a Greek bareboat charter, having booking completely last minute. You need a sense of adventure and your wet weather gear handy so you can simply go when the opportunity arises.

Bodrum, the Turkish Riveria
Bodrum, the Turkish RiveriaThu 07 Aug 2014
Just winding down on my time in Bodrum, Turkey. After sleeping in the car for one night and being stuck in a traffic jam in the middle of Bodrum at midnight during Bayran,  it's a welcome outcome to f ... [more]

Lone Pine war memorial and site
Coming ashore at Gallipoli 99 years on - Anzac TouristThu 24 Jul 2014 - John Nayler
Wheeling into the ferry port town of Eceabat on the Gallipoli peninsula South West of Istanbul, you have just spend about 4 hours crossing dry country on 4 lane roads currently undergoing substantial  ... [more]

Pergamon ruins, Bergama, Turkey
Pergamon ruins, Bergama, TurkeyMon 14 Jul 2014 - John Nayler
Off the tourist track a short distance is the Pergamon ruins, acropolis, fortifications and more.

Incredible for the amount of labour that went into the construction over the centuries, its impres ... [more]

 Hierapolis Amplitheatre
Pamukkale, Turkey itinerary and accommodation recommendationThu 10 Jul 2014 - John Nayler
Having stayed in a variety of accommodation across Turkey I found Sinter Terasse Hotel to be a shining example of how a B and B style place should be run and presented. The rooms are perfect at first  ... [more]

Kilic Ali Pasa Hamam reception
Kilic Ali Pasa Hamam - Turkish cleanse and massageFri 04 Jul 2014 - John Nayler
Absolutely sumptuous experience at Kilic Ali Pasa Hamami which is so positively reported across the internet and Tripadvisor. At a price that seems high by local standards, a similar experience in the ... [more]

View from roof top at Mikla
Mikla, Roof Top Dining in Istanbul, TurkeyTue 01 Jul 2014 - John Nayler
Guide book directed us to roof top dining at Mikla. While apparently not sign posted on the street, the Google map was accurate and the hotel reception staff directed us to the top floor.

Impressiv ... [more]

Snapper Rocks, ASP World Tour 2014
East Coast Australia's 9 Best Surf Spots For Newbie'sTue 15 Apr 2014 - Kelley Willis
From An American Newb’s Perspective (With Help From A Few Seasoned Surfers Along The Way)

Cologne Karneval
Top 10 Cologne Karneval Do's and Don'tsMon 10 Mar 2014 - John Nayler
Having returned for a second Karneval comes with a first up generic warning that applies to all festivals. Don't get drunk and over commit yourself by saying, "I will come back next year. I promise."  ... [more]

Hydrofoil ferry in front of Hong Kong
10 Reasons To Visit Hong KongThu 06 Mar 2014 - John Nayler
Take a look at this list of reasons that make Hong Kong a great place to visit.

Montpellier - Southern France imaginedSat 20 Jul 2013 - John Nayler
Arriving to Montpellier on a later July evening reveals a city in the South of France that you imagine. The TGV is just off the old city centre, and just a short walk to the premium accommodation you  ... [more]

San Fermin, Pamplona - The celebration of Stupidity.Sat 13 Jul 2013 - John Nayler
San Fermin - The celebration of stupidity.

Seeking out first person experiences of the world is, in my opinion, the only way to know your truth of anything.

I have sometimes had the occasion to  ... [more]

Does getting the Israel Passport Stamp scare you?Wed 12 Dec 2012 - Adrian Cahill
A lot Middle Eastern countries are strongly against the Israel, or the occupation of Palestine.