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Fighting Foodies: Food Waste is Base

Everybody loves food. We cram our fridges with tasty treats. We celebrate and commiserate with indulgent feasts. We trigger global #foodenvy with filtered images of our delicious creations. We also create enough food waste to build a mountain 8,000 feet high and two miles wide – that’s 1.3 billion tonnes, annually. So, you’re a foodie?…

Life after Laos’ Secret War: Living with UXO

Deep within landlocked Laos, beyond the gentle smiles of its people and the tranquil beauty of its wilderness, there lies a poison. The rusting remnants of unexploded ordnance (UXO) from the devastating Secret War continue to maim and annihilate innocent villagers over 40 years on. It is testament to its unenviable world record as the most bombed…

Chinese New Year 2016: Lucky Holiday Plans for Adventurous Monkeys

As we ring in the Chinese year of the Fire Monkey, you’d be forgiven for thinking it will bring our ‘monkey’ friends some good luck in 2016. In reality, the year of your Chinese birth sign is deemed pretty unlucky. But, fear not! Follow this year’s lucky travel tips and disaster can be averted. According…

Road trip: Travel Ireland’s West Coast

What’s not to love about Ireland’s wild wesht? Rugged coastline, awesome surf and wind-swept villages will charm the bejesus out of you! Hire a car and start your road trip in County Kerry, driving north to County Mayo’s idyllic seaside village, Westport.   Image via Flickr CC, Ritesh3: Black Valley, Killarney.  Start your trip in Kerry’s crowning…

Greenland: Glaciers, Icebergs & Dogsleds

Greenland is the wildcard for true adventure junkies. As the largest non-continental island in the world, with the lowest population density, it promises a raw nature fueled experience. Think iceberg carving, mid-night sun cruises and challenging hikes. Image via Flickr CC, Destination Arctic Circle:  Kangerlussuaq, Greenland To pack in a rounded experience, consider heading to…

Iceland Adventure Travel

Iceland is increasingly popular with adventure lovers thanks to its volcanic landscapes, spewing geysers and steaming hot springs – that’s not to mention the awesome northern lights. Hop on a flight to Rejyavik, commandeer a big-boy jeep and let the fun begin. Image via Flickr CC, Peter Nijenhuis : The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa The Blue…

AWOL: Back on Track

Travelling is often the preferred medicine for restless souls – at some point, we all dream of an escape. When I setup awolwithalice.com, I was in need of a change and a three-and-a-half month trip to South East Asia seemed like it would do the trick… Almost two years later, I am back on the…

Vang Vieng : Is Tubing Really For Tools?

Whether or not tubing is for tools is subjective. First you must ask yourself if you value your life.  If your answer is affirmative, you may be inclined to believe that only tools would launch themselves into an unknown river in the middle of Laos, while pissed as a fart and smothered in body paint….

Lost in Love with Luang Prabang

It’s hard not to fall in love with Luang Prabang, especially after Thailand’s all engulfing motorized buzz. The delicate French flair that mixes so gently with the ancient World Heritage sites of Luang Prabang is enough to leave many lingering in its sanctuary. The riverside location helps. Come dusk the lanterns flicker on, providing enough…

A Watery Escape: Slow-Boat to Luang Prabang

Drifting along the mighty Mekong river on a slow-boat from Chiang Kong to Luang Prabang was like floating around the lazy bends of consciousness. The crags of ancient boulders, veiled mountains and dense rainforest provided fertile ground for internal exploration as the soft hum of the engine rocked us into a gentle trance.   I…

Shameless Selfies and Casual ‘Peace’ Signs

It’s great to have an image as a souvenir of a special moment — whether you’re holding a wriggly little croc, posing with you’re pals or simply capturing a landscape. But as Google goes crazy for images and popular culture clicks furiously away on its collective iPhone, I can’t help but think that we’ve lost…