Blogs by Emma Victoria

Written by Emma Victoria

Travel obsessed and still searching for the perfect adventure that combines hiking, scuba diving, snowboarding and exploring wilds in a campervan (though not all at the same time). I am a reluctant gluten-free cake enthusiast and can consume coffee at an impressive rate. Instagram: @evbrisdion.

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Asia
4 of the Most Responsible Wildlife Experiences in Thailand
There’s far more to Thailand than picture-perfect beaches, ancient temples and outrageously cheap booze. This coastal nation is home to a diverse range of ecosystems... Read More »
Bali
5 Things to Do in Bali That Aren't Surfing
Indonesia’s most famous island might be a mecca for the surfing community, but there’s far more to Bali than its predictable swells and picture-perfect beaches. Here... Read More »
Asia
5 Indonesian Islands You Should Visit That Aren't Bali
Bali might be the place on every traveller's lips, but who wants to always follow the crowds? Especially when some of Indonesia’s other islands have so much to... Read More »
Africa
Things to Know Before You Go to South Africa
With an intoxicating portfolio of diverse landscapes that range from Table Mountain, towering over Cape Town and its craggy coastline, to river deltas, deserts and... Read More »
Africa
How to Spend a Weekend in Marrakech
One of Morocco’s greatest lures is that it feels exotic, despite being just a three-hour flight away. Leave London in the early morning and you can tuck into a tagine... Read More »
Europe
The Best Stops on a Self-Drive Holiday around South Iceland
When you imagine Iceland, you think of crashing waterfalls and steaming geysers, thick snow that seeps over the tops of your boots to make your socks soggy and dark... Read More »
Europe
My First Impressions of Fjord Norway
About 30 seconds. That’s how long it took me to fall a little bit in love with Fjord Norway. My small plane from Oslo had touched down on the tiny runway at Alesund, a... Read More »
Europe
4 Reasons Why You Should Visit Iceland’s Secret Lagoon
No visit to Iceland is complete without a dip in a geothermal pool. Since settlers first discovered the glacier-capped island, the naturally-heated lagoons have offered... Read More »
North America
8 Reasons Maine Should Be on Your Bucket List
With 52 states to choose from, it’s hard to pick a favourite. That being said, Maine, in the north-east corner of North America, does have an awful lot going for it; a... Read More »
Europe
6 Things to Do in Slovenia
Slovenia is one of those places where you can't help but feel that fairytales are set. Clifftop castles overlooking old towns? Check. Lakes that reflect the sky,... Read More »
Europe
How to Spend 48 Hours in Majorca
No weekend plans and a cheap flight from Bristol after work on a Friday? It could only mean one thing: time for a whistle-stop tour of one of the Balearic Islands’... Read More »
Europe
A First-Timer's Guide to Budapest
Flung just slightly further than the classic short-break cities of Europe, Budapest owes its allure to a combination of things; in the Hungarian capital there’s a... Read More »
A Guide to the Best Sports to Try in the US
America. The land of all things large; even their love of sports is super-sized. But then again with so many awesome outdoor activities to get involved in from state to... Read More »
Florida
Things to Do in Florida that aren't Disney World
Welcome to the USA's Sunshine State, where children’s theme parks and blissful weather dominate public image. Of course, both of these warrant a visit to Florida in... Read More »
Bali
Bali’s Best Wildlife and Where to Find it
With its stunning beaches and a regular turnover of sun-seeking and surf-chasing travellers, Bali is often best known as Indonesia’s go-to island for partying and... Read More »
Cambodia
How to Be a Bear Keeper in Cambodia
In the untamed jungles of rural Cambodia, Asia, wild sun bears and Asiatic black (moon) bears were once a common sight. But rapid loss of habitat, illegal wildlife trade... Read More »
Caribbean
Culinary Curiosities of the Caribbean
With a surplus of paradise beaches, palm-fringed islands and a blissfully relaxed way of life, the Caribbean has been known and loved as a tropical paradise by... Read More »
Asia
Sunrise atop Indonesia's Most Famous Volcano: Mount Bromo
I was freezing. Not just cold, mind. Literally down to the bone, convinced that I’d never feel my legs again – that kind of cold. Which surprised me, as I was in... Read More »
Asia
Exploring Thailand's Wild West
When I left for Asia, backpack and boyfriend in tow, I was determined to see more of Thailand than the well-travelled routes. I would visit them too of course, I... Read More »
Bahamas
Beneath the Waves in the Bahamas
If the paradise beaches, jovial locals and free-flowing rum culture weren’t enough to tempt you to the tropical beaches of the Bahamas, then a peek into the... Read More »
Asia
48 Hours in Chiang Mai
Well on its way to becoming as popular as the islands, Chiang Mai is Thailand's perfect chill-out stop for travellers looking to escape the chaos of Bangkok. With... Read More »