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Los Angeles,
United States

The adventure begins...

The waiting is over! Marko and Alex have finally kicked off their epic 6 month trip around the world and you get to follow them every step of the way (minus the jeg lag, mosquito bites and overnight sleepers...)

Check out their exploits both right here, and on our sparkly new YouTube channel.

But beware of the #serioustravelenvy

Bucket List Boys Blast Off!

Ever wondered what would happen if there was a competition out there where you could win the chance to go out and see the entire world, all expenses paid with $50,000... more »

Bon Voyage!

The brothers say a fond farewell to family and friends in California... but not before getting a little advice for the road.

British Columbia,
Canada

Boats, Blackcomb and Behemoths in BC

BBB winner's Alex and Marko discover British Columbia's natural beauty... With their itinerary mapped out, their bags packed and their farewells firmly finished the 'Biggest Baddest Bucket List' winners Marko and Alex had nothing more to do but hit the road. First stop? British Columbia, Canada. More »

Bikes, Hikes & Sights

The boys have landed in British Columbia, Canada for the first stop on their journey of a lifetime! Find out what BC had in store for the brothers in Vancouver and beyond.

BC: Behind the Scenes

Alex and Marko couldn't wait to start ticking off their bucket list in BC! First up: Seeing orca whales in the wild and taking on a mountain on ATVs.

Finding Shangri-La in BC

My brother and I are silent as our boat slowly drifts past the tall wooden towers tucked in the treeline. They rise above the forest floor, just above the reach of the local black bears, protecting the long pink strips of salmon inside swaying gently in the wind blowing off the mountains. More »

Riviera Maya,
Mexico

In Mayan Territory: Exploring Earth, Sky & Underworld

After a very early start in Vancouver, the brothers jetted down south to discover balmier climes. Headed to the Riviera Maya - a sandy oasis dotted along the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico's Caribbean coastline - the boys could hardly contain their excitement. Set upon discovering the world of the ancient Maya civilisation, Marko and Alex hoped to penetrate the three layers of their existence - Earth, Sky and Underworld. More »

Cenotes, Ceviche & Ancient Spirits

Alex and Marko give us a rundown of unmissable things to do in the Riviera Maya, including some top tips on surviving the morning after a night in Playa del Carmen!

Riviera Maya: Behind the Scenes

Episode 2 sees the boys exploring the three layers of the Ancient Mayan world - Earth, Sea and Underworld. Challenge accepted.

Top 10 Riviera Maya

Situated on the tropical shores of the Yucatan Peninsula, the Riviera Maya mixes white-sand beaches, all-night parties, luxury resorts and indigenous culture like nowhere else in Mexico. More »

Barbados

Surf, Shrimps and Silly Point in Barbados...

Surf, Shrimps and Silly Point in Barbados

It's fair to say the famous Bajan welcome awaited Alex and Marko as they touched down in Bridgetown airport as their hosts - My Destination Barbados franchises Sally and Keith Miller - greeted them, cool beers in hand. Checked into their accommodation (the plush Crane Resort on the south-east coast) they began their seven day adventure into the heart and soul of this iconic Caribbean hotspot. Here is a taste of what they got up to... More »

Lights, Camera, Action Man!

The boys are in their element as they take island life in their stride! From surfing with a legend to learning to dance like a local, it looks like Barbados will be a bucket list destination to remember for all the right reasons.

Barbados: Behind the Scenes

Alex and Marko take to the skies to get a bird's eye view of Barbados from above, before coming back down to earth and sampling the freshest street food Bajan culture has to offer.

7 Days in Barbados...

7 Days in Barbados...

"My bucket list?" asked Marvin, leaning farther back into his lounge chair and brushing a dreadlock from his face. "You mean, what do I want to do before I die?" I nodded, but Marvin just chuckled and pointed towards the blue sea before us. "Here on Barbados, what more could we ask for? We already live in paradise." It was only our second day in the Caribbean, but I was quickly realizing how right Marvin was... More »

Costa Rica

Beachside Yoga, Rafting & Rainforests

Beachside Yoga, Rafting & Rainforests

After leaving Barbados in a bit of a rum-induced haze (well, it was their annual carnival after all), Marko and Alex set sail for their next destination: Costa Rica. More »

Living La Pura Vida

The venturing Vagabrothers can be seen wading through waterfall filled gorges and getting up close and personal with Costa Rica's wildlife in this week's episode... and if that doesn't earn them a little downtime, we don't know what will!

Costa Rica: Behind the Scenes

The boys dive right in to Costa Rica's pura vida mentality by hitting both the beach and the jungle for a few exhilarating aquatic adventures.

'Pura Vida' in Costa Rica

'Pura Vida' in Costa Rica

Thick drops of tropical rain pelt my face as I stretch my hand skywards and search for a grip on the slippery cliff space. I pull my bare foot up to another hold and push myself up onto the ledge, turning around for the first time to look at the gorge below me. The rain is pouring into the Costa Rican rain forest, swelling the river and amplifying the force of the waterfall that roars just meters to my left. More »

Ecuador

Ecuador: Heritage, Haciendas and the Andes

Ecuador: Heritage, Haciendas and the Andes

After leaving the tropics of Costa Rica, Alex and Marko headed to the cooler climes of the Ecuador's Andes region. Venturing 3,000 metres into the mountains, the duo was met by an assortment of cultures and wildlife, as Ecuador is home to 17 nationalities and an array of indigenous fauna. More »

Quito, Colour & Becoming Cowboys

Saddle up for a taste of Chagra life as the brothers take a ride across the Ecuadorian mountains. But, if horses aren't really your thing, you could always try biking down an active volcano instead...

Ecuador: Behind the Scenes

Alex and Marko are getting an altitude adjustment this week as they take a steam train up into the Andes, learn the true strength of tradition and come face to face with one or two controversial cultural pastimes.

Adventure in the Andes

Adventure in the Andes

Before coming to Ecuador, I equated the equator with the tropics. Now, 3,000 meters in the Andes, I am coming to realize how misguided I was. Ecuador is a country of immense diversity - both ethnically and biologically. Though Ecuador is only the size of the UK or Colorado, it is home to 17 nationalities, 25,000 species of plants and nearly double the number of birds as the US and Canada combined. As a visitor, the first decision and hardest decision is which region to visit: the Galapagos, the Amazon, the coast or the Andes. We chose the latter. More »

Brazil

Hiking, Hang-gliding and Helicopters in Brazil

Hiking, Hang-gliding and Helicopters in Brazil

Concluding their epic trek through the Americas, Brazil is the latest country to be scratched off Marko and Alex's destination map. After a series of flights crisscrossing South America, the boys touched ground in the tropical state of Pernambuco. Eager to ditch the backpacks and explore Brazil, Marko and Alex sought to tread as much ground as humanly possible. With only one week to spare, however, destinations had to be carefully selected. With their sights set on the northeastern beaches of Recife and the iconic city of Rio de Janeiro, the familiar flow of their hectic daily travel diary soon returned. More »

On A Wing and A Prayer

The Vagabrothers take two very different Brazilian destinations in their stride this week, as they visit both iconic Rio de Janeiro and the quieter coastal town of Recife. From football stadium excursions and cruising on jangadas to letting loose in a local samba club, these boys are showing no signs of slowing down just yet!

Brazil: Behind the Scenes

It proved to be an incredible week for ticking off dream bucket list items, as highlights included hang glides and helicopter rides in Rio, urban rainforest exploration and an off the beaten track dune buggy beach tour in rural Recife.

From Recife to Rio

From Recife to Rio

Brazil was the best place to conclude our travels through the Americas. From British Colombia through the Caribbean, Central America and the Andes, we now find ourselves typing these words from the rooftop lounge at Hotel Praia Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro. Life is good. More »

Iceland

Fjords, Fermented Shark and Popping in on the President in Iceland

Fjords, Fermented Shark and Popping in on the President in Iceland

After two back-to-back red eye flights Marko and Alex arrived bleary eyed (but bushy tailed) in Iceland's capital – Reykjavik. After spending the past six weeks experiencing the warmth of the Caribbean and South America sunshine the shock to their system was severe. Piling on the layers as they navigated their way to the hostel Marko could already feel a fever taking hold. Once checked into the trendy Kex Hostel exhaustion took over and as Marko's fever worsened day one was spent in bed trying to re-gain his good health. But, come day two, where better to go when in need of some TLC than the mineral-rich geothermal pool - The Blue Lagoon? More »

Glaciers, Geysers & Gore-met

Alex and Marko put Iceland's reputation for being the 'Land of Extremes' to the test this week by throwing themselves head first into lagoons and lava caves, before suiting up for a freezing dive between tectonic plates... rock on!

Iceland: Behind the Scenes

The Vagabrothers get a taste of what life in Iceland is really like for locals in this week's episode, as they try some of the more unique dishes the Nordic nation has to offer. See how they took inspiration from Jules Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Earth and find out if they had the gall to go and meet with the Icelandic president.

Iceland's Natural Wonder

Iceland's Natural Wonder

Never have we experienced such a dramatic change in climate and culture as when we flew from Rio de Janeiro to Reykjavik, Iceland. After six weeks in the tropics, we pulled out our parkas and stepped into the arctic. At 66° north of the equator, Reykjavik is the northernmost capital in the world and the biggest city in Iceland. It's home to almost two thirds of Iceland's 310,000 inhabitants, and a base for most travelers to the region. More »

Edinburgh

Haggis, Heraldry and Horseplay in Edinburgh

Haggis, Heraldry and Horseplay in Edinburgh

With a reinvigorated sense of energy, Marko and Alex set off to explore the rolling hills of Scotland’s capital: Edinburgh. A destination close to both their hearts - the boys spent last New Year's Eve at Hogmanay, Scotland's largest annual festival – nostalgia took over from touchdown. Met by the local My Destination reps, Paul and Sara, the boys were whisked off to a plush penthouse location known as 'The Chambers'. Nestled in Edinburgh's historic Old Town, this lavish spot was just what the doctor ordered after a few months of constant travel. More »

Licence to Kilt

Join the Vagabrothers for a bonnie time in the Scottish capital as they climb up Arthur's Seat, get out their big guns, stroll down the Royal Mile and reveal what's really under a Scotsman's kilt!

Edinburgh: Behind the Scenes

In this week's episode, Alex finds out that his accent might make him rich, Marko makes a break for it during a hospital visit and both boys find out just how many drams of whisky can be consumed in one sitting.

Culture, Castles & Kilts in Edinburgh

Culture, Castles & Kilts in Edinburgh

We knew Edinburgh would be different than other destinations. The capital of Scotland was perhaps not the most exotic of our choices, but it was one of our top picks for one reason: culture. It was not our first time to Scotland. We'd actually come here last New Year's to celebrate the infamous Scottish festival of Hogmanay and make our first attempt at a full-length travel episode. We returned to Scotland for the same reason of our first visit: Scotland is an ancient land with a firm grasp on its unique cultural identity, easily one of the most distinctive region in the United Kingdom. In Scotland, traditions run deep and locals are more than happy to share them with you. More »

London

Tourists, Towers and Tea

Tourists, Towers and Tea

Finding themselves back in Blighty and the country's capital, London was a welcome respite for the Vagabrothers. A familiar city, full of familiar faces (BBB Top 10 contestant Ceara and the beaming faces of the My Destination HQ team, of course!), the pair decided to explore from an uber-tourist's perspective. And what's first on an uber-tourist's sightseeing list? London's iconic landmarks of course! More »

Thames, Tyres & Afternoon Tea

Alex and Marko jump at the chance to play tourist in the UK capital this week, and indulge in a spot of sightseeing, snack-eating, freewheeling and, of course, some afternoon tea.

London: Behind the Scenes

Alex and Marko go in search of their roots as they take a trip into the English countryside to try and uncover some of the mysteries surrounding the Ayling name. What did they dig up, we wonder?

From London Sights to a Sussex Saxon Warrior

From London Sights to a Sussex Saxon Warrior

London was a milestone. Two full months on the road, a third of the trip completed, our last stop in familiar territory. As we touched down in Heathrow, we looked at the week very optimistically. It was a chance to enjoy the capital of the UK, handle some visa applications and trip planning with My Destination HQ, and to fulfill one of our more personal bucket list items: finding our family's roots. More »

Istanbul

Kebabs, Bazaars and a Rough Bath

Kebabs, Bazaars and a Rough Bath

Fresh off the plane from London, the Vagabrothers approached Turkey's largest city with a building sense of excitement and intrigue. Right on the merging point of two continents, Istanbul represented the boundary between the familiarity of Europe and the exoticness of Asia - and the boys couldn't wait to delve into the mysteries of its culture, tradition and religious rituals. First up, the essential sights that everyone should experience when visiting the city for the first time; the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. The brothers headed to Sultanahmet, the oldest part of Istanbul and home to these three fascinating buildings. More »

Harems, Haggling & Hamams

Join the brothers on a whirlwind tour of Istanbul, as they take in the Turkish city’s sights, sounds and smells from Taksim Square and the spice markets, all the way across the Bosphorous to the Blue Mosque and secret underground basilicas.

Istanbul: Behind the Scenes

Alex and Marko are getting seriously hands on with their tour of Turkey’s biggest city. Join them (and their close personal friend, Jamal) as they sample sensational street food, encounter whirling dervishes and get rubbed up the right way!

Dervishes, Belly Dancers & Dunking's in Istanbul

Dervishes, Belly Dancers & Dunking's in Istanbul

Istanbul excited our imagination from the first day of this trip. It's where east meets west, Asia touches Europe, and history and tradition live alongside one of the world's most modern cities. It's a new chapter in our journey. Until now, we've been in relatively familiar ground: we speak the languages of the Americas, and Western Europe isn't the biggest jump from back home. But Istanbul threw us out of our element – and we loved it. Immediately after landing we had our faces glued to the windows of the taxi, watching the minarets pass by, smelling the scent of a new land, and wondering what the week would have in store. More »

Kazakhstan

The Vagabrother's Six Point Plan to Discover the Real Kazakhstan...

The Vagabrother's Six Point Plan to Discover the Real Kazakhstan...

Week eleven and the Vagabrothers hit Kazakhstan! Marko and Alex have made no secret of their eagerness to explore Kazakhstan and learn more about a nation that is largely unknown, outside perhaps the country’s most well-known fictional tourist, Borat. Stepping off the flight in Almaty the first task at hand was to secure a taxi to get them to the Kazakhstan Hotel. Easier said than done when the line of taxi drivers saw the dollar signs as soon as they came into view. Eventually, however, their negotiation got them a ride and as the sun started to rise they slid into bed to get a much needed power nap before their real Kazakh adventure began. More »

Life in the Land of the Free

Alex and Marko are in central Asia, making a case for why the world's 9th largest country shouldn't be overlooked by travellers looking for a really BIG adventure. From food tasting to music playing in Almaty to lacing up their boots in the beautifully vast backcountry, watch and learn as the boys get well and truly stuck in to incredible Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: Behind the Scenes

The Vagabrothers get a taste of celebrity life in this week’s episode, as they're whisked from airport to press conference in the blink of an eye... and followed into the mountains by the media! Away from the frenzy, they meet some friendly nomads and try more than their fair share of mare's milk.

Hills, Horses & Hospitality in Kazakhstan

Hills, Horses & Hospitality in Kazakhstan

No destination has challenged our preconceptions like Kazakhstan. Like many English-speakers, before we came here the first thing we associated with Kazakhstan was Borat, the satirical movie by that portrays Kazakhs as backwards, awkward, and intolerant – hardly a positive image! The reality we found could not be farther from the truth, and we used our week to move past these misconceptions and portray Kazakhstan as we saw it with our own eyes. More »

Dubai

Seeing Double in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Seeing Double in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Having swung from trees in British Colombia, climbed ancient ruins in Mexico and soared above Sugar Loaf Mountain in Brazil, it was time for Marko and Alex to head to the Persian Gulf. Venturing into the sandy depths ofDubai to enjoy the glittering megacity, the boys celebrated their halfway travel mark in style. Joining them to share in the triumph were YouTube sensations and twin brothers, Jack and Finn Harries from JacksGap. Proving that four heads are better than two – or more trouble at least – this merry band of brothers embarked on one of the most epic itineraries yet (well they were celebrating after all)! More »

Sheikh, Rattle & Roll!

This week the Vagabrothers live in luxury at the attraction-rich city of Dubai, as they snowboard down indoor ski slopes, taste some delicious international cuisine, and summit the Arabian skyline in style.

Dubai: Vagabrothers VS JacksGap (Behind the Scenes)

After three months of travelling Alex and Marko have reached the halfway point of their trip - so this week they had to pull off something special. Bringing out their good friends Jack and Finn from JacksGap.com, they faced dune buggies, scuba diving, a crash landing and belly dancing - enough to make James Bond seem ordinary!

The Thrills and Spills of Dubai

The Thrills and Spills of Dubai

Dubai was a fitting spot to mark the halfway point of our journey. For one, it is a global crossroads, capitalizing on its location and abundant petroleum reserves to transform from a sleepy pearl diving port into a mega-modern city and a transportation hub between Europe, Africa and Asia. It is also a city of extravagance – well suited for celebration. More »

Oman

Discovering the Beauty of Oman

Discovering the Beauty of Oman

Oman has been number 1 on my bucket list since starting this trip. Nowhere else enchanted me like this mysterious country on the south-eastern corner of Arabia, and yet all I knew about it was from books.
I'd read it was unlike the rest of the Middle East: green and lush, a land of castles, mountains, and seaports, rumored to be the birthplace of Sinbad the Sailor and home to a maritime empire that once stretched from East Africa across the Indian Ocean. But what would it be like today? More »

Mountains, Markets and Towering Minarets

The Vagabrothers were enchanted by the fascinating land of Oman this week - strolling past magnificent Mosques and driving through deserts, mountains and canyons, it's a non-stop culture geek out!

Oman: Behind the Scenes

This week Alex and Marko explored Oman's humble abode, and jumped right into their way of living - literally! After rock jumping, goat trading and ship yard inspecting under the stunning Arabian weather, they came to fully appreciate the Omani way of life.

Nature Calls in Oman

Nature Calls in Oman

Leaving Jack and Finn of JacksGap and the sparkling city of Dubai behind, the Vagabrothers headed straight on to the neighbouring Arab country of Oman. Having only read about the country previously, Alex and Marko were expecting a land of lush greenery, epic mountain ranges and a scattering of fortresses in the maritime empire. More »

Tanzania

Wildlife Watching and Meeting the Maasai

Wildlife Watching and Meeting the Maasai

Week 14 found the Vagabrothers living out their Discovery Channel fantasies on the plains of Africa. To be precise, the famous Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Their safari adventure began in the regional capital of Arusha, a bustling town that serves as the gateway to safari destinations such as the Serengeti. Spending their first night in Africa in the relaxing setting of the Rivertrees Country Inn, the boys had a chance to recharge their flagging batteries – a life of constant travel takes its toll! More »

Into the Wild

From the planes of Serengeti to the slopes of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania provides the best of Africa in one place, and the Vagabrothers have experienced it all this week - the coffee, the tribes, the bush planes and even the Big 5, so come take a walk on the wild side.

Tanzania: Behind the Scenes

Alex and Marko captured the best of Tanzania’s rural habitat in this week’s rough and ready BBBtv vblog. Learn about the local support for rhinos, how the people help each other out in the Tanzanian community, and which Vagabrother is the best at tribal dancing!

Safari, Shanga and Sundowners in the Serengeti

Safari, Shanga and Sundowners in the Serengeti

Visiting the Serengeti has been a dream since childhood. Watching the Discovery Channel while growing up in suburban America, it was almost impossible to conceive of a land free of highways where animals as large as elephants, giraffe, zebra and lions roamed freely. More »

Zimbabwe

Ticking off an extreme three in Zimbabwe

Ticking off an extreme three in Zimbabwe

For Marko and Alex, landing in Harare, Zimbabwe meant one thing to them; the chance to check off a big three from their bucket list. Usually Queenstown in New Zealand is considered the extreme sports capital of the world, but Zimbabwe certainly gives it a run for its money. More »

Tails, Thrills & Tribal Dancing

This week's BBBtv broadcast is jam-packed with extreme sports, Big Five game, and some well-earned evening fun. And Marko continues to battle against his fear of heights, much to the amusement of us all!

Zimbabwe: Behind the Scenes

Bungee jumping, canopy touring and white water rafting their way through the vibrant land of Zimbabwe, Alex and Marko have been on an adrenalin-fuelled BBB joyride! It also looks like they’ve finally managed to grasp the local dancing techniques, well done lads...

Action & Adrenaline in Zimbabwe

Action & Adrenaline in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe held three major bucket list activities: witnessing Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world; white-water rafting down the Zambezi River, one of the main arteries of Africa; and conquering my life-long fear of heights by bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge. Our week in Zim promised to make some serious progress on our bucket list and provide an adrenaline-fueled complement to last week's tranquil safari in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. Flying in from Tanzania, we spent our first night at Ballantyne's Lodge in the capital of Harare regrouping and planning out the week More »

Cape Town

Side Cars, Surfing and Street parties in Cape Town

Side Cars, Surfing and Street parties in Cape Town

Concluding their explorations of Africa, the Vagabrothers found themselves in Cape Town. A charismatic city filled with dramatic scenery, colourful streets and an overarching chilled vibe, the boys settled into somewhere perfectly suited to their personalities. More »

Barbecues, Shark Bait & Beautiful Views

Alex and Marko have motorcycled, helicoptered and surfed their way around the magnificent city of Cape Town this week. The locals were extremely welcoming, yet the sharks had a very different attitude...

Cape Town: Behind the Scenes

This week the Vagabrothers explore the colourful land of Cape Town. After capturing some stunning footage by helicopter, they shoot the breeze with a famous local surfer, and come nose to nose with a great white shark! This marked the perfect fin-ish to their African stay.

Sharks, Side Cars & Choppers in Cape Town

Sharks, Side Cars & Choppers in Cape Town

Cape Town was the perfect place to conclude our travels in Africa. Each destination thus far had shown us a different side of the continent: wildlife on the Serengeti, nomadic tribes in the land of the Maasai, relaxation on Lake Kariba, and a double dose of adrenaline at Victoria Falls. By contrast, Cape Town was our first urban experience and by far the most cosmopolitan city on the continent. More »

Bangkok

Buddhas, Buckets and Battles in Bangkok

Buddhas, Buckets and Battles in Bangkok

For Marko, Asia is where it all began. Since backpacking through Thailand three years ago, Marko realised his unwavering love for travel and all that goes with it, and a visit back to Bangkok was a trip full of nostalgia and fond memories. For Alex, on the other hand, it was a place full of firsts. More »

Temples, Tuk Tuks & Muay Thai

This week the Vagabrothers explore Thailand's 'Venice of the East' for a spatula flippin', Thai fightin', scorpion chewin' good time! Prepare to be shocked and inspired by their video that reveals the best of Bangkok.

Bangkok: Behind the Scenes

Alex and Marko live like Asian kings in this week's eye-opening episode, as they wade through the magnificently designed Grand Palace, receive a well-deserved Thai massage, and taste every local delicacy they can find - it's Thai-riffic!

Massage, Muay Thai & Temples in Bangkok

Massage, Muay Thai & Temples in Bangkok

Bangkok is a city unlike any other on earth. The capital of Thailand is a heady mixture of temples, tuk-tuks, and tourists that move so fast it will make your head spin. It is chaotic, loud, dirty, and intense, but it is a city that gets under your skin and keeps you coming back for more. It's also a crossroads for travelers, and it seems like each time you visit you'll either come across an old friend or meet a dozen new ones. More »

Singapore

Getting Stuffed in Singapore

Getting Stuffed in Singapore

For Marko, Asia is where it all began. Since backpacking through Thailand three years ago, Marko realised his unwavering love for travel and all that goes with it, and a visit back to Bangkok was a trip full of nostalgia and fond memories. For Alex, on the other hand, it was a place full of firsts. More »

The Heart of the Lion City

Alex and Marko's sights were set on Singapore for this week's fast and fun Destination Guide. After cruising down the Singapore River they dive right into the largest Oceanarium in the world, and then swoop around an indoor skydiving simulator - not bad for a quick city break!

Singapore: Behind the Scenes

The Vagabrothers live up to their resilient reputation this week as they surf, sky dive and plunge their way through Singapore without breaking a sweat. They were first in line when it was time for some traditional Singaporean tucker, and then, what better way to wash it all down than with an infamous Singapore Sling!

A Culinary Journey through Singapore

A Culinary Journey through Singapore

Singapore was the polar opposite of Bangkok. Where the latter is chaotic, dirty and fast-paced, Singapore is an oasis of calm, cleanliness, and prosperity at the southern tip of S.E. Asia. More »

Bali

In Search of a Blissful Paradise in Bali

In Search of a Blissful Paradise in Bali

As the Vagabrothers arrived in Bali, they were after three major things; peace and quiet, the perfect wave and a slice of their own little paradise. After hanging out in the pristine and extremely modern city of Singapore, the brothers were yearning after a more traditional and slower paced Asian experience. So they headed south from the immaculate streets of Singapore to one of Indonesia’s best islands, Bali. Here they searched for some real Asian culture in the form of adventure, relaxation and spirituality – not to mention quenching a thirst for riding world renowned waves. More »

Scenery, Spirituality & Exploration

This week's destination is truly one in a million. Well, one in over 17,000 Indonesian islands to be more precise! With a UNESCO World Heritage Site, amazing wildlife and some perfectly shaped waves, Bali enables the Vagabrothers to find their inner peace and unleash their adventurous side.

Bali: Behind the Scenes

Alex and Marko end their Asian tour at the wonderfully unique island of Bali. As the setting for 'Eat, Pray, Love', it lives up to its sacred reputation, and offers a whole host of activities for the brothers to enjoy. From spa treatments, to catching waves, to party boating, they're spoilt for choice!

Discovering Paradise in Bali & the Gili Islands

Discovering Paradise in Bali & the Gili Islands

There are over 17,000 islands in Indonesia, but Bali stands out from the rest. We came in search of peace and relaxation, the perfect wave, and a slice of unspoilt paradise. Bali has all these in spades, though we quickly discovered the key is knowing where to look. More »

Whitsundays

The Great Barrier Reef and Natural Splendour in the Whitsundays

The Great Barrier Reef and Natural Splendour in the Whitsundays

From the cultural island of Bali, the Vagabrothers travelled to the scenic islands of the Whitsundays in Queensland, Australia. Australia is their sixth and final continent, where they will be spending a week in the glorious Whitsundays and then heading south to the modern city of Melbourne. The Whitsundays are made up of 74 islands just off the well-travelled east coast, only six of which are actually inhabited. Most have pristine white sandy beaches, unlike anything you or the brothers had ever seen before – which sounds like the ultimate cliché, but it really is. It is also home to one of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. More »

Beaches, Barrel Rolls & the Great Barrier Reef

Alex and Marko explore the Whitsunday Islands for this week’s baking hot BBB broadcast. Beaching, barbecuing and back flipping their way around the white sanded shores, it's a head plunging, breath-catching, fun-fuelled joyride!

Whitsundays: Behind the Scenes

This week the Vagabrothers meet up with Ben Southall, the BBB judge and winner of 'The Best Job in the World' competition, who shows them around a destination close to his heart: the Whitsunday Islands. Golfing, scuba diving and taking to the Aussie skies via Tiger Moth, they're anything but short of some unforgettable footage.

Coral Reefs & Luxury Resorts in the Whitsundays

Coral Reefs & Luxury Resorts in the Whitsundays

It's month six, continent six! After five months of travel we've finally arrived in Australia and we're kicking off our two weeks in Oz with a strong start. We've spent the last week in the Whitsundays, Queensland, which has to be one of the most gorgeous places we've visited on this trip. It's a collection of 74 islands spread along the Great Barrier Reef amidst impossibly blue ocean and super-white sand beaches. More »

Melbourne

Making the Most of Melbourne

Making the Most of Melbourne

Marko and Alex can never be accused of not getting out there and exploring when they hit a new destination, and with just a week to take in all Melbourne had to offer they weren’t about to slow down now. Hang onto your seatbelts! With an itinerary to make even Michael Palin green with envy they set about exploring ‘Australia’s most Liveable City’, one layer at a time... More »

Surfboards, Street Art & Swimming with Dolphins

This week the Vagabrothers cap off their Australian tour at the creative and contemporary land of Melbourne. As the week begins they gaze over the city in anticipation from the 88-floor high Eureka Tower. A few sips on pinot noir, a jump into a hot spa and a run in with a slippery snake later, and Melbourne has exceeded all their expectations.

Melbourne: Behind the Scenes

This week's BBB episode has more colour, coffee flavours and campervanning than you can shake a surf board at! Alex and Marko explore the many culinary delights of Melbourne, before road tripping along the Great Ocean Road, taking a dip with dolphins and surfing the beautiful shores of Bells Beach.

Top 10 in Melbourne and Victoria

Top 10 in Melbourne and Victoria

Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia and an easy city to fall in love with. While there's plenty enough in town to keep you busy for a week, here's a few tips on how to balance your urban adventures with exploring up the coast and around Port Philip Bay. More »

Queenstown

No Qualms in Queenstown

No Qualms in Queenstown

This week saw the Vagabrothers leave behind the land of Oz and make the relatively short hop over to their last destination; the mighty New Zealand! Touching down in Queenstown, the boys felt rather at home considering they were over 7,000 miles from California; an ancestor emigrated to America over a hundred years ago, and the boys were met at the airport by long lost relative David. Their newly found family showed Alex and Marko an ancient bible belonging to an ancestor called Nathaniel Ayling – an intriguing look into their family roots. More »

Parachutes, Propellers & Panoramic Views

This week Alex and Marko arrive at their second to last destination, and boy do they make the most of it! Diving from planes, helicoptering over mountains and sniffing out delicious local delicacies, they provide three mighty minutes of non-stop action and adventure.

Queenstown: Behind the Scenes

First up (or down, we should say!), the Vagabrothers dive off the biggest bungee jump in Australasia, before boarding an 85 km/h fast Jet Boat, and then cooling off with a 15,000 feet high skydive. And they even find time to meet up with their long-lost relatives, and sample some fantastic local grub – good as gold mate!

Action and Adventure in Queenstown

Action and Adventure in Queenstown

New Zealand is one of the most naturally gorgeous countries on earth, moving from tropical rainforest, to glacial-cut fjords and snow-capped sierras in just a day's drive. But Queenstown is a stand-out destination because it is also the birthplace of adrenaline sports. Many travel destinations claim to be the 'adrenaline capitals' of their country, but none have invented or perfected so many death-defying sports as Queenstown. More »

North Island

Crossing the Finish Line in New Zealand's North Island

Crossing the Finish Line in New Zealand's North Island

Six continents, six months and a distinctly shrunken bucket list, the Vagabrothers crossed the finish line in style. Culminating in New Zealand's scenic North Island – a fitting spot due to their Kiwi heritage – Alex and Marko checked off their final bucket list activities and saw their epic six month adventure draw to a close. Reflecting on their journey thus far, including their own personal developments, Alex and Marko took a moment to let the weight of their accomplishments sink in. More »

The Grand Kiwi Finale!

The final episode of the Biggest Baddest Bucket List has arrived, and Alex and Marko are ready to discover the scenic and serene region of North Island, New Zealand. Sailing with the America's Cup Yacht in Auckland, learning about the Maori way of life in Rotorua, and pondering Wellington's beautiful Botanical Gardens – it's an almighty crescendo by our travelling heroes!

North Island: Behind the Scenes

For the very last week of the Biggest Baddest Bucket List the Vagabrothers explore the northern island of New Zealand, their home from home. Get ready for sky jumping, Maori ceremonial dancing, and some of the most varied and rugged landscapes on Earth, as they wander across Wellington, Auckland, Rotorua, and even Hobbiton!

Exploring Wellington, Rotorua and Auckland

Exploring Wellington, Rotorua and Auckland

We chose well for our final week on the Biggest, Baddest Bucket List trip: the North Island of New Zealand. With so much to see, we focused on the three principal cities – Wellington, Auckland, and Rotorua – and crammed our week with as many activities as we could fit! More »

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