Min Jiang – Royal Garden Hotel – London

We stayed at the Royal Garden Hotel and went to visit the Min Jiang for lunch the following day. The Min Jiang is the Dim Sum and Chinese restaurant on the 10th floor of the hotel with views over Kensington gar...

The Royal Garden Hotel, London

Greatly in need of a mini break, it was perfect timing that we received an invite to be hosted at the at the Royal Garden Hotel. Usually we use hotel stays as an excuse to go and explore the local area but this...
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Travelling with a Disability

There have been some major changes in our lifestyle over the past 6 months or so and one specific change has been to adapt to my new disability. At the moment I have a chronic knee injury, walk with crutches an...
Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson 2016 Review – Ideal Roadtrip Car

In a first for Awesome Wave, we were given a new car! For a few days anyway. The Hyundai PR team got in touch to see if we wanted to try out the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson and take it for an extended test-drive. W...

Cream Tea and Cottages in Devon

Living in England for 28 years and travelling all over the world, it's easy to forget that there are things that you haven't seen just back home in the UK. This is why we set our challenge to visit every cou...
Dismaland Bemusement Park

Dismaland Bemusement Park by Banksy

The UK has a deep history of anarchy and political demonstration. Over time this has been given centre stage on the news and media outlets but never before has a world-famous, “anonymous" artist taken his polit...

England welcomes the Rugby World Cup

Today all 20 teams competing in the 2015 Rugby World Cup are here and they are ready to kick off. They've been flying in over the last week with Fiji the first to arrive on September 9th. All the teams a...
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Rucksack with Wheels : Osprey Sojourn 60

I’m a backpack purist, I enjoy a set of straps. But I also know the backache that can come with it. There has been an increasing trend towards suitcases, hand-luggage-only and wheeled bags. Somewhere in the m...
Deborah the van we are converting into a campervan

Mission: To Convert a Van Into a Campervan

Those of you that have followed us in recent months or just have got to know the type of people we are will likely be accustomed to thoughts like “what? again!”, “I would love to do that” or maybe “will these t...

How To Spend 24 Hours in Bath, England

Bath is one of those cities - timeless, built on history and a true gem in the British tourism crown. A favourite trip of ours, this easily accessible city is home to great food, great attractions, great shopp...
Awesome Wave Bell Tent Guide

FREE Guide: How To Buy a Bell Tent

We’ve all seen them adorn the field of festivals, bunting and stoves at the ready. A seemingly floating hat upon the horizon with boho fashion statements lining every entrance. Perhaps the most intriguing is ...
Marlborough

Marlborough : New Zealand’s Wine Country

During my epic bike ride through New Zealand I saw some very cool places. Rotorua, the home of the Maori, Cook Strait between North and South Island and it was on the South Island I found something I completely...
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Asiatique Bangkok: The Riverfront and Curried Crab

Asiatique The Riverfront We were lucky enough to make some great friends in Bangkok and they showed us some great sights. One of them being the Asiatique The Riverfront. An old dockyard which has been restor...
Bangkok Rooftop Bar red sky

Bangkok Rooftop Bars

Looking up at a clear sky while the sun gently melts the ice in your Coconut Mojito, reading todays paper and basking in the gentle winds leaving work and stresses in a floor somewhere below you. Time spent on ...
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How to Get the Most Out of a Quick Trip

Elizabeth wrote a great article of the “Art of Slow Travel” which is a wonderful way to travel, but for most people, we can’t spend too long in one place. Some trips are made using up holidays from work or a ga...
Melbourne Southbank CBD

What To Do on Melbourne’s Southbank

Walking around Melbourne for any amount of time will usually take you down a bustling arcade, a secretively quiet arcade and along the river. Winding through the centre of the CBD the Yarra splits the city in t...
Doi Suthep

An Unexpected Journey : The Other Side of Doi Suthep

Although not quite as epic as the adventures of Mr. Bilbo Baggins, my recent adventure wasn’t too far off in terms of death defying antics, scaling a mountain, meeting interesting people and making new friends,...
7 Ways to Make Friends Quick

7 Ways to Make Friends When Travelling

Whether you are travelling on your own or with friends, it never hurts to make some new friends. Some benefits include but are not exclusive to: - Deep meaningful conversation - Companionship - Inebriation ...

Fraser Island – Australia’s Sandbox

Fraser Island Driving 70mph down a road is pretty straightforward. Tires to the asphalt, staying in lane, coming off at your slip road or ramp depending on where you are in the world. Everything is as stra...
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How To Do Christmas When Travelling

Christmas is different for everyone. For us it's cold. It's the type of Christmas songs are written about. Frosty and cold, where Santa is a big bearded chap donning a red suit led by reindeer around the world....