Everyone loves a sunset but I think we only really appreciate them when we are travelling. Might be down to the fact that we donâ€™t have the time to fully appreciate them day to day or maybe itâ€™s down to the fact that when we travel we are doing something amazing at the time and sharing it with awesome people. Below are some choice moments from my travels over the years.
Fraser Island, Australia
Driving around Fraser Island in a 4×4 for 3 days with a group of strangers has to be one of the fondest memories I have of Australia. It was certainly the highlight of my time backpacking the east coast of Australia.
Sahara Desert, Morocco
Two things I love about Morocco; Tagine and the desert! Riding through the desert on camel back is pretty cool but sleeping on a sand dune under the stars in the Sahara desert is unbelievable.
Santa Cruz, Mexico
Santa Cruz is on the west coast of Mexico. Itâ€™s good for surf and tacos. Good enough reasons to visit as any. I visited some friends who are lucky enough to live in this slice of paradise.
Koh Phangan, Thailand
Ah the debauchery that is the Full Moon Party! You canâ€™t say youâ€™ve partied hard until youâ€™ve done five days on Koh Phangan!
Los Angeles, USA
This sunset shot was taken from a roof of a building in Universal Studios in LA. Itâ€™s such a tourist trap but you know what, it was an awesome day. Rollercoasters remind me of being a kid and thereâ€™s nothing wrong with being childish at times!
Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Visiting Maya Beach (the beach from the film The Beach) and the Monkey Beach, home to cute little monkeys is one of the best tours Iâ€™ve done. Take a later boat as it means you get to catch the sunset on the way back.
Sailing the Whitsundays is one of the best things you can do on the east coast. I remember this moment so well because just after this picture was taken lots of turtles swam by the side of the boat.
Blue Lagoon, Fiji
For anyone doing a round the world flight I would recommend that they add this in as one of their stops. I spent a few days on this island. Having just done a ski season in New Zealand, sitting in a hammock reading a book for a few days with views like this was all I needed.
Great Ocean Road, Australia
Driving the Great Ocean road is a must if you do your Gap Year down under. Youâ€™ll spend a lot of time looking out of the window. This was taken on day 2 of a three day trip. It wasnâ€™t long enough.
Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala
This sunset shot was taken on the descent of Pacaya. Itâ€™s an active volcano not far from Antigua in Guatemala. Moments before weâ€™d been cooking marshmallows in the volcanic vents.
West Coast, New Zealand
The coastal driving in New Zealand is immense. The best stretch is from Nelson to Wanaka on the west coast of the south island.