Lads holiday to Morocco

Morocco for a lads holiday?

If you like spicy food, spa treatments, and seaside shenanigans, then a lads holiday to Morocco could be right up your street.

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary day trip in Phuket, Thailand

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary day trip in Phuket, Thailand

You ever seen an elephant sh*t? Holy crap! It’s one of the things you’ll get to experience when visiting the Elephant Sanctuary, in Phuket – as well as feeding and washing with them. At first I wasn’t keen on going as I thought it was like the infamous Tiger Temple, a place known for drugging… Continue reading Elephant Jungle Sanctuary day trip in Phuket, Thailand

Face to face with alligators during Everglades airboat tour in Miami

“Has anybody ever died doing this?” I asked our Cuban tour guide. “Yes!” he shouts, as the noisy air boat lifts into the air and then crashes back down again onto the murky river. As the water poured aboard, I gripped even more firmly onto the side of the boat, before lifting my feet in… Continue reading Face to face with alligators during Everglades airboat tour in Miami

Swimming with pigs in the Bahamas

swimming with pigs in the bahamas exumas pigs bay

I could waffle on about Bahamas for weeks, but I’m not here to sell the honeymoon destination – I’m here to talk about pigs. Now you must’ve seen the Expedia advert (below) and wondered whether you can actually swim with the porkers?   https://www.instagram.com/p/BeBMFDClq0h/?hl=en&taken-by=theswimmingpigs   Yes, you can. There’s a number of Exumas boat cruises… Continue reading Swimming with pigs in the Bahamas

Why Malaysia’s Penang Island didn’t do much for me

Sitting on the top floor lounge space in our hostel, me and Lee were full of optimism about taking on Penang’s renowned street food and incredibly famous beaches. After all, all the research i’d done had said nothing more than amazing things about the island. Penang, noted as the “ Crown jewel of Malaysia “… Continue reading Why Malaysia’s Penang Island didn’t do much for me

Egypt: Sex, drugs, Machetes and awful Karaoke in Sharm el-Sheikh

When it comes to cheap winter sun, Egypt will always be one of my favourite destinations. Sharm el-Sheikh is just over five hours away – and without much effort, you’ll find a huge list of 5 Star All Inclusive’s for less than £500 quid.   It was the obvious choice when we needed to get… Continue reading Egypt: Sex, drugs, Machetes and awful Karaoke in Sharm el-Sheikh

Halloween party at Bran Castle in Transylvania, Romania

HALLOWEEN PARTY AT BRAN CASTLE IN TRANSYLVANIA

DRACULA – probably somebody you wouldn’t want to spend Halloween with. And I’m not talking about Bram Stoker’s blood sucking monster – I’m talking about the REAL Dracula, known as Vlad The Impaler – who according to history books, was far more terrifying than the fanged, fictional beast. Having killed between 40,000 – 100,000 people… Continue reading Halloween party at Bran Castle in Transylvania, Romania

ADE: Amsterdam Dance Event: Sex, Drugs and… Techno

Speeding through the streets of Amsterdam in our cab, Ibrahim, our driver was getting far too excited! “Elaina… You have to try Elaina! ” He had us in stitches. He was like a kid at Christmas, with a massive grin on his face talking about his favourite prostitute. He described her so well, it felt… Continue reading ADE: Amsterdam Dance Event: Sex, Drugs and… Techno

Who needs a Valentine for Paris when you have a pocket full of euros and a wingman

Lee Walpole and Shane Ross in Paris

“City of Love?” Yeah right… The first thing we see after jumping off the Eurostar was a tramp scrounging through the bins looking for food…. decent!! We step outside the Gard du Nord station and within seconds we’re both drenched. The weather reminds me of my ex missus’ face in the morning… Miserable and dull.… Continue reading Who needs a Valentine for Paris when you have a pocket full of euros and a wingman

Porch House, Cotswolds: Ghosts, grub and great ale at AA Pub of the Year

The Porch House

“Do you see that chair over there…there’s an old man who sits in it smoking his pipe. People have reported being able to smell his smoke – and his greasy hair!” No, not a dodgy regular at your local Wetherspoons…but a ghost. Lads Holiday Guide had been invited to enjoy a night at Britain’s oldest… Continue reading Porch House, Cotswolds: Ghosts, grub and great ale at AA Pub of the Year

Lads Holiday to Edinburgh, Scotland: Bar crawls, BJs and a castle

lads holiday edinburgh scotland

It’s 6am. My eyes are closed and earplugs tightly fixed. I’m trying my hardest to forget the last few hours, when all of a sudden, a potent scent of fish floods my nostrils. I adjust my eyes and in front of me stands Cheddar. His teeth beam in the dark, as he smiles, waving his… Continue reading Lads Holiday to Edinburgh, Scotland: Bar crawls, BJs and a castle

10 things we loved about visiting Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has everything you need for almost any kind of holiday – luxury beach getaway, active trekking trip in the mountains, safari adventure, culinary quest – you name it. And because it’s such a small country (slightly smaller than Ireland) you can cram all of these holidays into one visit. I visited Lanka recently to see… Continue reading 10 things we loved about visiting Sri Lanka

Lads weekend in Riga, Latvia: A bloody lucky escape

​It’s 5am and I’ve just got off the phone to the hotel receptionist, who assures me the paramedics are on the way. I look over at Rory, his hands are red, there’s blood all over the bed, walls and carpet. Jimmy is sitting upright on the stained mattress, completely oblivious to the fact he’d just… Continue reading Lads weekend in Riga, Latvia: A bloody lucky escape

Belgian chocolates, waffles and a terrorist

It’s Friday, 5.56pm and my missus phones me to make sure I’ll be finishing work in exactly 4 minutes. Vicky’s never this keen, but its my birthday and she’s organised some mystery activities, apparently. First stop was supposed to be some bar near King’s Cross St Pancras station. She said to meet by some guy… Continue reading Belgian chocolates, waffles and a terrorist

Toronto: CN Tower Edgewalk, Niagara Falls helicopter ride and lots of wine

TWO beautiful Texan girls stepped up first as I watched in terror… I’m shaking, palms sweating and hands tightly clenched onto a piece of rope which prevents me from a 1,168ft plummet to death. Surely there’s a better way to view Canada’s most popular city? Not according to Tom – our enthusiastic height junkie guide who… Continue reading Toronto: CN Tower Edgewalk, Niagara Falls helicopter ride and lots of wine

Conrad Hilton in Thailand’s Koh Samui island is nothing less than amazing

THREE and a half seconds. That’s how fast I could be out of bed and into our private infinity pool, ready to watch the warm sun rise over the Gulf of Thailand. But I needn’t have rushed around our private paradise villa on the island of Koh Samui. As I learned, life there is all… Continue reading Conrad Hilton in Thailand’s Koh Samui island is nothing less than amazing