Blogs by Chris Steel

Written by Chris Steel

If you can climb it, ride it, dive it or jump off it then I’m into it. I choose my destinations based on what I can do when I get there and I’m happy to share what I’ve discovered along the way. Street food that is unexpectedly spicy, jellyfish-infested waters, unforgettable landscapes, meeting local people who love where they live… the world is an amazing place, so you’re bound to pick up a few stories while you look around.

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South Africa
5 Incredible Garden Route Experiences
You might have heard of South Africa’s famed road trip – the Garden Route. For many people this fabled journey represents an uncovering of the natural beauty of... Read More »
How to Discover the World When Self-Isolating...
You've been looking forward to your holiday for months and now, from out of nowhere, a virus has scuppered everything. You were supposed to be on a glorious beach in... Read More »
Why You Shouldn't Miss the Queensland Outback
A Queensland holiday typically consists of adventures in ancient rainforest, lazing on incredible beaches and exploring the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. And it’s... Read More »
Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island vs Daydream Island
When you’re piecing together your itinerary for Australia's east coast, it's pretty much a given that you'll be looking to spend some time in the Whitsunday... Read More »
An Insider's Guide to Brisbane
We’ve just arrived in Brisbane city centre. I check my watch – we don’t need to be at Brisbane International until 9pm – it’s 3pm now. How to fill the time?... Read More »
Great Barrier Reef
What to Expect From a Trip to the Great Barrier Reef
When someone tells you “you have to see the Sydney Opera House” you have a pretty good idea of what to expect: You will either; wander around the building’s famous... Read More »
7 Queensland Experiences I Can't Stop Talking About
You know what it’s like. You get back from an incredible holiday and you can’t shut up about it. Your friends are starting to roll their eyes having heard the story... Read More »
South Africa
How I Ate My Way Along South Africa's Garden Route
How could you make one of the world’s most beautiful self-drive routes even better? Stuff it with great food of course. And when you discover the culinary treats that... Read More »
How to Get Under the Skin of New England
New England may be known around the world for having the best fall leaves display in the States, but there’s so much to see here all year-round. Our Experts have... Read More »
Falling in Love with New England

This time last year, I spent a week blazing a scenic trail through the lovely, leafy states of New England...

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South Africa
The Best Hotels Along the Garden Route
If you’ve ever tried piecing together a self-drive holiday yourself, you'll know it can be very time consuming and stressful.What route do you take, where do you stop... Read More »
7 TV Show Locations You Have to Visit
It starts with a casual recommendation from a friend and then, before you know it, you're three series deep into a TV show that until a few days ago you never even knew... Read More »
Top Tips for Travelling with Kids
You are planning that annual holiday. Once upon a time, this might have been as simple as choosing the Greek island with the most bars on it. But now – like me... Read More »
South America
How to Travel Rio like a Local
Rio de Janeiro is a city that radiates exotic mystery. It has its fair share of jaw-dropping views and world-famous attractions, but there is plenty more to... Read More »
South America
5 Unmissable Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is easily the coolest city in the world. Only a handful of cities offer their lucky inhabitants a beach on which to bathe in the tropical sun and Brazil's... Read More »