Best Sunsets

Everyone loves a sunset but I think we only really appreciate them when we are travelling. Might be down to the fact that we don’t have the time to fully appreciate them day to day or maybe it’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. It’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 can’t say you’ve partied hard until you’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. It’s such a tourist trap but you know what, it was an awesome day. Rollercoasters remind me of being a kid and there’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 I’ve done. Take a later boat as it means you get to catch the sunset on the way back.


Whitsundays Australia

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. You’ll spend a lot of time looking out of the window. This was taken on day 2 of a three day trip. It wasn’t long enough.


Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

This sunset shot was taken on the descent of Pacaya. It’s an active volcano not far from Antigua in Guatemala. Moments before we’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.


  • Justin
    Posted at 15:26h, 29 December

    Hi there,

    Great post, and I love that the posts evoke a feeling that makes it seem as if I was there when you were taking these shots. However, I have to say that you’ve never really experienced a real sunset until you’ve done so in Africa ; the Kenyan Maasai Mara comes to mind here. You should totally do Africa and see the deep hues of orange and browns really come out!


  • Hannah @ Getting Stamped
    Posted at 23:07h, 12 March

    What a great collection of sunsets!! We too love a great sunset! We got married in Negril, Jamaica at sunset so we had the perfect pictures! We have been to a handful of the above locations, and we will be going to several more on our upcoming RTW trip which we leave for in 109 days!!!

  • Gap Year Escape
    Posted at 20:25h, 10 April

    Sunset weddings are all the rage these days… I want one!

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