Tips for Trekking the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Nepal

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Asia, Nepal, Planning | No Comments
Tips for Trekking the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Nepal

It’s already been a month since I spent a few days trekking the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, a relatively short and easy, but nevertheless beautiful trek around the lower Annapurna region. Although I’m no stranger to going on trekking trips abroad, I still tend to get a little nervous whilst I’m packing for them! The […]

Cheeky Passports’ Favourite Instagram Shots

Cheeky Passports’ Favourite Instagram Shots

Instagram is one of our favourite social media platforms, yet it takes a lot of work to plan ahead and choose what photos to post. Here’s a small collection of Cheeky Passports’ favourite Instagram shots taken over the past months. Remember you can get a daily dose of our pictures by following our Instagram account CheekyPassports! […]

Getting to Buscalan, Home of the Kalinga

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Asia, Philippines, Planning | No Comments
Getting to Buscalan, Home of the Kalinga

This is a post dedicated solely to the logistics of getting to Buscalan from Bontoc and back. Since we found it so difficult to find the relevant details about getting there and away when we were planning to visit Whang-Od, here is detailed information about how to do this, which we hope will make your journey […]

Two months in the Philippines – Travel expenses and costs

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in Asia, Philippines, Planning | No Comments
Two months in the Philippines – Travel expenses and costs

After having spent the last 15 years of our lives living on a professional wage which we mostly spent on wining, dining, travel and entertainment in general, setting a restrictive daily budget for traveling around the world was no easy task. Expensive dinners and wine had to be set aside and replaced by affordable accommodation […]

50 Tips for Traveling in the Philippines

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Asia, Philippines, Planning | 4 Comments
50 Tips for Traveling in the Philippines

The Philippines is by no means an easy country to travel in. It is sometimes complicated to get around, transport is difficult to book and you will find that “I don’t know” is the most common response to your questions. Many procedures are overly slow and complicated and information is hard to obtain, very often […]

How to get to Sibuyan Island

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Asia, Philippines, Planning | No Comments
How to get to Sibuyan Island

Travelling from island to island in the Philippines tends to get complicated sometimes. Sibuyan, located in the province of Romblon, is a particularly hard to get to destination. We found it quite difficult to find information regarding the logistics of travelling to the island so here’s our in-depth guide on how to get to Sibuyan. […]

Electronics Packing List for Long Term Travel

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Planning | 4 Comments
Electronics Packing List for Long Term Travel

Have you ever wondered what the packing list for long term travel looks like? I can tell you immediately, it’s sad, and few full-time travelers really reveal the intimate (sometimes embarrassing) details of their backpack contents. We have put together a post highlighting our electronics packing list for long term travel so that you can […]

Thoughts Before We Leave Home – Part 2

Posted by on Mar 11, 2017 in Planning | 4 Comments
Thoughts Before We Leave Home – Part 2

5 things we’re looking forward to and 5 challenges we expect to face on our travels This is Part 2 of our post highlighting the adventures we hope to experience and the travel challenges we expect to face as we embark on our nomadic journey! Read Part 1 of the post to discover what we […]

Thoughts Before We Leave Home – Part 1

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Planning | 6 Comments
Thoughts Before We Leave Home – Part 1

5 things we’re looking forward to and 5 challenges we expect to face on our travels One week left before we leave home indefinitely in search of new adventures! Despite having taken the final decision a few months ago, the reality of quitting our jobs, selling our cars, leaving our friends and families and setting […]

Planning a Trip to Abkhazia

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Europe, Georgia, Planning | No Comments
Planning a Trip to Abkhazia

You may be forgiven for never having heard of Abkhazia, even if you’re great at geography, unless you’re Russian of course in which case you might have spent a summer or two exploring the breakaway region within the country of Georgia. Abkhazia is a self-declared (and de-facto) independent country controlled by a separatist government whose […]