One of the best parts of the build up to a new adventure is planning what you’re going to do, packing your kit and sorting out any new gear or clothing you may need. Every time I go through this process, I can feel the excitement growing and I become desperate to set off on our travels. For our recent trip to Vietnam, we already had most of the kit we would need. One thing we didn’t have, however, was…

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After a few days in Hanoi and awesome time trekking in the Sapa region of Northern Vietnam, we returned to Hanoi before departing, once again, to head east to the coast! We were off to one of Vietnams greatest UNESCO world heritage sites… Halong Bay and the nearby (lesser known and less visited) Bai Tu Long Bay are known for their emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone karsts (islands) topped by rainforest. After a four hour drive, we arrived…

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There are two ways to get to Sapa from Hanoi: an overnight bus or an overnight train. Although the bus is cheaper and slightly quicker, it is less private. The train offered cabins for up to 4 people, with beds, bedding and snacks included. We arrived at the station and headed for our carriage on the Chapa Express – one of many companies that own carriages on the train to and from…

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Very few competitions give you the exact odds of winning, but with the Wild Tide SunGod competition you have a guaranteed 1 in 500 chance of winning a pair of SunGod sunglasses of your choosing. All you need to do is head here to the Wild Tide SunGod competition page and sign up. As you have hopefully read about in my first SunGod review and then in my second follow up, here at Wild Tide we love SunGod Sunglasses. They’re…

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I hope you enjoyed part one of our guide to the things you must do in Hanoi. Hanoi is such an incredible place that we couldn’t fit it all in just one article and have had to finish it off with this second helping…   Find The More Obscure Landmarks Whenever we visit anywhere, we always try to find the more unusual places within the location and Hanoi is no exception. Obviously, we are very aware of the war in…

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We’ve just come back from an awesome couple of weeks in North Vietnam. It is a truly stunning country with some incredible people, culture and scenery. We’ve got lots to share about our travels including guides, locations and gear reviews. We flew with Vietnam Airlines direct from London Heathrow Terminal Four to Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport which took a little over 12 hours. The flight was really great and we slept well and were entertained by watching a few…

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We have just come back from an awesome trip travelling around Ireland. During our holiday, we managed to travel right across both countries (Northern and Republic) from Dublin to Galway, Sligo to Belfast and more, all such amazing locations in their own way. We really did have such a fantastic time, therefore I thought I would share my recommendations on what to do whilst there.   Dublin About 30 minutes from the airport, Dublin is a very busy and exciting…

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You may have already read about our trip to Ireland a couple weeks ago. While we were out there, we had an awesome time checking out the incredible scenery of the coastline and Mourne mountains as well as iconic places like Giant’s Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. We also visited some of Ireland’s best cities like Dublin, Galway and Belfast and loved every minute spent in them. As you can tell we had a really busy time, however, we…

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  Last summer, we travelled from Norway all the way down through Europe to Croatia. We visited Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland and Hungary on the way. One of our very favourite parts of the whole, epic trip was spending a week in the Slokian High Tatras, hiking from hut to hut. You may have already read about our favourite Mountain Huts in the Slovakian High Tatras, however, in this little article, I’m going to write about and share photos of…

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In February, Vicky and I will be heading to Ireland for a pretty awesome road trip. We’re going to be flying into Dublin, where we will watch some Six Nations rugby, visit the Guinness Factory, Kilmainham Gaol (a former prison) and see some amazing sights. We will then drive across from East to West and spend some time in Galway before driving north to Ireland’s only Fjord – Killary Harbour. After some days lapping up the countryside and coast of…

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