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Mike Dilnot

About Mike Dilnot

Mike spent the last 10 years running Bars and Restaurants in London, before throwing in the towel to become a full time traveller. Roaming the world with a small bag and a huge appetite, his sworn mission is to eat his way round the world, one bit at a time

Embarking on the most scenic train journey across Sri Lanka

By | March 14th, 2018|Budget Travel, India, South-East Asia, Travel Stories, Travel Tips|

With an extensive network covering the majority of the island, wonderfully cheap fares and English language timetables, train travel in Sri Lanka is a breeze. While it’s possible to cover the vast majority of the country by train, there is one route that stands out for its absolutely stunning scenery. So much so, in fact, that the journey from Colombo to Badulla via the backpacker hub of Ella is now a highlight of many people’s time in Sri Lanka!

Awesome things to do in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

By | January 2nd, 2018|Travel Food, Travel Stories, Travel Tips, World Travel|

Dense jungle, pristine beaches, Mayan ruins and vibrant culture – Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula has it all. Home to famous resort towns such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen, the area is a popular destination for visitors of all ages and interests and is a stop-off point on many Caribbean cruise itineraries. However, given its vast size and sheer range of sights and attractions, many visitors only begin to scratch the surface of this fascinating land. With an excellent road system and comprehensive bus network, this is the perfect area to get off the beaten track and experience the real Mexico. After all, where else in the world can you travel amongst the true descendants of ancient Mayans? Here are a few of our favourite things to do in the region…

California Iconic Movie Locations

By | December 21st, 2017|Travel Stories, Uncategorized, USA|

Home to Hollywood and the stars, California has a long and rich history as the home of modern cinema. Whilst today film crews travel the world in search of the perfect backdrops for the next blockbuster, not so long-ago budgets were a little tighter and producers had to work with what they had on their doorsteps. From the beaches of LA to the Sierra Nevada mountains, you’ll be amazed at just how many of your favourite movie scenes have been filmed in America’s Golden State. Here are some of our favourites that you can still visit today.

A Guide to Bristol

By | December 5th, 2017|Travel Food, Travel Stories, Travel Tips, United Kingdom|

The unofficial capital of England’s West Country, Bristol is a thriving University town dating back to 1155 when it was one of England’s most important cities. Whilst considered by many an excellent base for exploring the region, the city itself is a diverse and exciting destination in its own right. With a historic town centre, great value accommodation and a thriving bar and restaurant scene, Bristol is one of the most vibrant cities in the south of England and one that should be on every visitor’s itinerary!

Slovenia’s Incredible Caves

By | October 28th, 2017|Travel Stories, Travel Tips, Uncategorized, World Travel|

Sandwiched between Italy, Austria and Hungary, Slovenia is one of Central Europe’s lesser known gems. With dramatic scenery, almost as rich as the country’s history, this is an off-the-beaten-track destination that certainly packs a punch. From towering mountains and crystalline lakes to rolling green hills and even a small stretch of Adriatic, Slovenia seems to have it all