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New Zealand Road Trip | Two Week Itinerary | Part 2: South Island | HandZaround

New Zealand Road Trip | Two Week Itinerary | Part 2: South Island | HandZaround

Without a doubt, the best way to see the beauty of New Zealand is with your own camper. Read Part 2 Of Our Two Week Itinerary about Road Tripping through this magnificent country and choosing the best camper for you.

New Zealand Road Trip | Two Week Itinerary | Part 1: North Island | HandZaround

New Zealand Road Trip | Two Week Itinerary | Part 1: North Island | HandZaround

Without a doubt, the best way to see the beauty of New Zealand is with your own camper. Read Part 1 Of Our Two Week Itinerary about Road Tripping through this magnificent country and choosing the best camper for you.

Rwanda's Akagera National Park - The Most Affordable & Unique Safari in East Africa | HandZaround

Rwanda's Akagera National Park - The Most Affordable & Unique Safari in East Africa | HandZaround

‘A loud splash woke us up after a good night’s sleep. It took us a moment to remember where we were. Once we unzipped our tent, we caught two small eyes looking straight into ours from about 15 metres away…’ Learn more about our incredible time in Akagera National Park - it was the most affordable and unique safari we’ve had!

Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park - Activities, Prices & How To Organise Your Visit | HandZaround

Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park - Activities, Prices & How To Organise Your Visit | HandZaround

So you want to visit Rwanda and possibly its famous Volcanoes National Park. But how to book tickets for the activities online? How much are activities and what activities are there available? We prepared a detailed post about booking your entrance tickets in the easiest way possible (without tour companies or mediators), compiled ideas for things to do besides gorilla trekking and gathered some tips that will let you enjoy your trip to the fullest.

Gisenyi & Lake Kivu in Rwanda: Where To Stay & Unique Things To Do | HandZaround

Gisenyi & Lake Kivu in Rwanda: Where To Stay & Unique Things To Do | HandZaround

‘The chanting softly echoed through the hills, all the way from the valley up to top of the hill where we stood. We’ve just woken up and gotten out of our tent in search for the source of this beautiful singing…’ Gisenyi is a quaint town in the North of Lake Kivu - with this unique place to stay close to the water and with a chance to learn about the Rwandese way of life, we loved our stay there. Learn more about what happened to us and how you can plan your stay there!

Where To Go On Kenya Coast: Magical Watamu And What To Do There | HandZaround

Where To Go On Kenya Coast: Magical Watamu And What To Do There | HandZaround

A hidden gem on the Kenya Coast, Watamu, means ‘sweet people’. It truly is a sweet and small fishing town but the amount of beautiful things is definitely not small! We spent in Watamu over 3 weeks and in this post we’re sharing with you all the insider tips that we learnt from the locals, about what to do in Watamu and why to choose this place on the Kenya Coast.

Camping And Visiting Ngare Ndare Forest, Waterfall and Canopy | HandZaround

Camping And Visiting Ngare Ndare Forest, Waterfall and Canopy | HandZaround

Azure waters of the falls, walk above the canopies of 200-year-old trees, elephants, star filled skies... all about Ngare Ndare Forest - a UNESCO Heritage List site in Northern Kenya, where you can camp and enjoy the unspoiled nature. How to get there, where to stay, what to do - read on and see our short film!

Sieku Glamping in Northern Kenya's Laikipia | HandZaround

Sieku Glamping in Northern Kenya's Laikipia | HandZaround

Have you ever 'glamped' before? We've done that for the first time in Northern Kenya's Laikipia, in a stunningly beautiful Sieku Glamping. With the views of Mount Kenya, pastel sunsets and sunrises, we're pretty sure we found a gem one-of-a-kind! Check out our story, photos a short video.

Have you heard of this sleepy town in Southern Thailand? | Photo story by HandZaround

Have you heard of this sleepy town in Southern Thailand? | Photo story by HandZaround

'The pastel colours of the buildings were mixing with the pale blue sky. The city looked like it was once alive but it was now getting old and slow. It was falling asleep. Tired after the journey and intense trips of the last couple of weeks, we felt like we fitted right in here. (...)'

Ethiopia Travel Film | HandZaround

Ethiopia Travel Film | HandZaround

Green highlands, barren deserts, impassable lowlands, sparkling waterfalls, glistening lakes, bustling towns. We can’t describe Ethiopia with one word, unless we reach for ‘diversity’. After 3 months spent discovering this incredible country, we would like to share with you our newest travel film - 'Ethiopia'.

Dallol, Ethiopia - The Danakil Depression Story | HandZaround

Dallol, Ethiopia - The Danakil Depression Story | HandZaround

'This time our legs didn't know what to expect. We would walk onto something that looked solid and hard, only to find out that our shoes would sink a little into the red and yellow mixture. (...) The Danakil Depression was the most unique experience we've ever had. It was difficult, hot and uncomfortable but isn't it the price you pay for beautiful things?'

In The Heart of Oromia - Horse Galloping Ceremony | Story, Film & Photographs | HandZaround

In The Heart of Oromia - Horse Galloping Ceremony | Story, Film & Photographs | HandZaround

The circle around us was slowly tightening. I'm not sure how many pairs of eyes were scrutinising our faces, but there were A LOT. The long bamboo sticks that each boy and man were holding didn't really add to our comfort. We actually weren't too sure how we would get out of the situation - we were a 30-minute walk down the rolling hills and bushes to the car, and a four hour drive north of Addis. But anyways, what did it matter?! We didn't even have the car keys! (...)

In the Mountains of Tigray - Rock-hewn Churches of Ethiopia | Story and Film by HandZaround

In the Mountains of Tigray - Rock-hewn Churches of Ethiopia | Story and Film by HandZaround

Tigray Churches are famous for their picturesque location, beautiful history and somewhat difficulty to reach. Whilst some of them are an off-road drive and a 5 minute walk up the stone stairs, others require walking for hours, climbing vertical rock shelves, and an ability to let go of your fear of heights!! We opted for trekking and climbing - we captured it in film and in our Tigray Churches story - read on!

Erta Ale Volcano Trek - The Danakil Depression Story | HandZaround

Erta Ale Volcano Trek - The Danakil Depression Story | HandZaround

The first part of our Danakil Depression journey started with the trek up the Erta Ale volcano...it didn't belong to the easiest ones and Hanna had to come back down on the camel... read our story to learn whether it was all worth it!

Camping in the USA - Rain, Racoons and a bit of Fire | HandZaround

Camping in the USA - Rain, Racoons and a bit of Fire | HandZaround

It's been raining 16 hours straight, without any break, and all our things were damp. We also discovered our tent had a little hole in the roof but after taping it with duct tape, we were relieved to see we were safe - at least for today we won't flood (...).

Made In USA: The Story of The Eclectic Hollywood B&B in Film

Made In USA: The Story of The Eclectic Hollywood B&B in Film

Hollywood B&B is an eclectic place located in a 1912 building. Its owners, Nina and William, filled the place with hand-made artefacts and murals. The house has 5 rooms, each of them decorated differently. We interviewed William about the homestay and the stories that William, Nina and their B&B went through.

Camping off Melbourne's Shores | The Caravan Park

Camping off Melbourne's Shores | The Caravan Park

The Caravan Park off Melbourne's shores is a truly magical place and we love spending our time there. Read about our time there and get to know a sleepy town of Barwon Heads. 

Pakse to Don Det Island by bus and boat | HandZaround

Pakse to Don Det Island by bus and boat | HandZaround

The last part of our journey through Laos and its land of 4000 Islands was a perfect way to relax after all the long bus rides. Anyone who's looking to unplug for a bit should head to exactly that spot!

HandZaround published in The Rolling Home Journal

HandZaround published in The Rolling Home Journal

We are so excited to announce that we just scored our first print publication in 'The Rolling Home Journal'! 

Paksan to Pakse (Luang Prabang - Phonsavan - Paksan - Pakse route) by bus | HandZaround

Paksan to Pakse (Luang Prabang - Phonsavan - Paksan - Pakse route) by bus | HandZaround

We will never forget this bus ride from Paksan to Pakse and the magic waterfall...read on to learn why!