Dwejra Bay, Gozo (Part 1)

Having just returned from the beautiful Maltese island of Gozo I could not wait to share with you some of the amazing places I visited on this tiny island in the Med. First… Continue reading

Koh Pangnan, Thailand

I only spent a couple of days on Koh Pangnan, Thailand between visiting Koh Tao and whizzing across the mainland to explore the Phi Phi islands. We heard it was full moon party… Continue reading

Atlas Mountains, Morocco

I found myself on a quite insufferable excursion from Marrakesh, heading up to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, which stopped at every half-hearted museum, rip-off produce shop and cafe with a view and a… Continue reading

Epic Photo Travel Contest

I have entered this photo of island views from Fiji into a competition. The prize is simply for the winning photo to become the main homepage image on the BarrelHopping website when in… Continue reading

Five week count down to Gozo!

It’s not long now until I head off for a week to the tiny island of Gozo, near Malta in the Mediterranean. Not many people seem to have heard of it – it’s between… Continue reading

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Koh Phi Phi is a true island paradise in the Andaman Sea, off the Western coast of Thailand. The island has been made famous by the film The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio which… Continue reading

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Neon signs shouting about peep shows and sex shops, and a glowing ‘Sex Palace’ enticing passers by, straddle either side of the canal in the Red Light District of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Yes there… Continue reading

Chinese Garden, Sydney, Australia

Visiting the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Sydney, Australia was a refreshing break from a stuffy summer’s day in the city. The garden, near Darling Harbour, was built in 1988 by the Chinese… Continue reading

Video: Cala Mondrago, Mallorca

Top tip for Mondrago: The little beach pictured in the video is very small; go off peak for seclusion, or go in the summer and take your own snorkelling gear to explore this… Continue reading

The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Much has been written about the Blue Lagoon in Iceland; it is certainly on the well beaten track between the airport and Reykjavik, but it is not disappointing. Here I will give a… Continue reading