Category Archives for "Adventures"

Phi Phi Islands Excursion by Ferry Boat

One of the most glorious tours I ever took while on vacation in Thailand was a Phi Phi Island Ferry.

When I was in Phuket, on the coast of Thailand, it’s hard for me to even describe how incredible it was, as if I was in the most idyllic spot on earth, all for an experience that was affordable.

Phuket is already spectacular, but taking a ferry trip remains simply unbelievable. Let me tell you what’s in store and believe me, by the end of my tale you’ll be booking a seat.

Continue reading

Great Tools, Apps and Gadgets for Planning a Holiday

Planning a holiday used to mean a trip to the travel agent to see what package holiday deals they had on this season. Nowadays we have the Internet, which has literally opened, up the world to us. There are an infinite number of places to visit, so here are some things I have used to help me plan trips.

Best Website: Trip Advisor
This website has revolutionized the way we book and plan our holidays. The most important feature is the accommodation reviews, which are pretty unbiased, unlike certain websites which sell rooms where there seem to be less negative reviews. You need to keep an eye out for fake reviews still, which can be done by Continue reading

Chiang Mai the Perfect Place for a Long Holiday

Chiang Mai is the northern capital of Thailand. It is nowhere near the beaches that the country is famous for in the southern islands like Koh Samui and Koh Phang Nang. It is nowhere near the seedy nightlife found in cities such as Bangkok and Pattaya.

It is quite literally nowhere near these places not just by distance but also in many other ways. Some of these things are what makes Chiang Mai the perfect place for a long holiday.

Doi Suthep: Making Chiang Mai feel like a Mountainside Town

Doi Suthep isn’t the most spectacular mountain, or the highest. But it is right next to Chiang Mai. The city is so small that it has a kind of small town feeling. This combined with a mountain backdrop on one side makes it feel like a lovely mountainside town. On the other hand you also get the benefits of a city such as modern malls, three opened within the past couple of years.

At the top of the mountain is a wonderful temple with stunning views over the city. If you can find a place to stay with a view of the mountain, you will really appreciate it. We changed rooms 4 times to earn the best view in our building. Now that we have the view we want, we will keep the apartment even when traveling elsewhere. Which brings me nicely onto accommodation…

Value Accommodation

At any time other than December and mid April, you will easily find excellent value long-term accommodation in Chiang Mai. When I say excellent value I really mean it. We pay $150 a month for a spacious, clean, modern studio apartment. It has a balcony with great views of the mountain, which we enjoy most at sunset.

You can even pay less than this. Continue reading

5 New York City Highlights

New York is one of the greatest cities on the planet – here’s what to do on a trip to this fantastic place.

There is nothing quite like the excitement of planning a trip to New York. The hardest part is knowing exactly how big a bite you will be able to take out of the Big Apple due to not only it’s size but the amount of attractions it boasts. It can be daunting to try and narrow down what to see and what not to, and trying to fit too much in will just leave you exhausted and not enough time to enjoy what you are seeing.

Before you go to the USA you will need to prepare – here’s a quick guide how:

Continue reading

4 Best Cities in the World for Skateboarders

Venice Beach Los Angeles Skate Park

Some action sports enthusiast, spend a lot of their lives on skateboards. The Heroic Adventures team has collectively skated all over the world; it’s been a privilege to experience exotic urban landscapes while skating on multiple continents.

What we’ve learned is this — not all places are created equal, especially when you are traveling as a skateboarder.

The peaceful small city of Varna, Bulgaria? Scenic, indeed, but its cobblestone roads are not going to be very friendly to urethane wheels.

With some of these past experiences in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the 4 best cities in the world to ride a skateboard.

Continue reading