About Dave Holcroft

He's seen a bit of the world on a shoestring shorter than you can care to imagine. He writes with flair, comedic value in a satirical and often thought provoking manner. He also enjoys writing in the 3rd person...

5 Top Tips for Travelling with a Wheelchair

5 Top Tips for Travelling with a Wheelchair

Times have changed and, in the modern world, it’s becoming easier and easier for those who are wheelchair-bound to travel internationally. An increasing number of nations are developing their understanding of wheelchair accessibility; […]

Exploring Malaysia The Responsible Way

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Travelling the world and taking in some of the most incredible sights this planet has to offer is considered a dream to most and Malaysia comes close to topping the list. The wonder may come down to wondering how you […]

Volunteering with Animals on a Gap Year

What about Volunteer with animals during your gap year?

Volunteering with animals during a year out will be a great experience if you are an animal lover, or thinking about working with animals once you graduate from university. It will also […]

Donald Trump Refers to Namibia as Nambia! 10 Facts About the Real Namibia

Come On Donald – It’s Namibia Not Nambia
On Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump erroneously referred to the southern African nation of Namibia as ‘Nambia’, a country that doesn’t exist, twice in a speech to African leaders in New York. In fact, […]

Discovering gardens across the globe

If you’ve been abroad and admired the buildings over there, you’ve probably noticed how much they differ from ours. But, have you ever stopped and looked at the difference on show in their gardens? Quite possibly not. Cultural differences are […]

Why Canada Might Be the Best Country Ever

We recently wrote about why the United States is currently a better place to be than the United Kingdom. But why don’t we have a turn at turning a critical eye towards ourselves in favor of another country? Today, that […]

Your Guide To A Safer, More Comfortable Camping Trip

Getting out there in the wilderness and setting up for two or three nights is the kind of break everyone needs to experience. At least once. You get closer to nature, which can be very therapeutic. You also discover more […]

Sightseeing In South Africa: The Best Places To Visit

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Whether you’re backpacking through Johannesburg or staying in a luxury hotel in Kuoni there are some places in South Africa that you won’t want to miss when you’re on your trip. Offering the most spectacular ‘once in a lifetime […]

The Best US Cities to Visit for a Long Weekend

A Short Break Stateside
A vacation is the perfect way to relax and unwind, especially for those that have been working long and hard. Yet not everyone finds the time to set aside for a long vacation, which is why many […]

Aussie Quiz – How Much Do You Really Know About the Land Down Under?

There are many stereotypes which surround Australia, some of which are a little closer to life Down Under than others. Is it really a land of sunny beaches, barbeques every day, and kangaroos hopping around everywhere?

Austravel set out to find out […]