Bucketlisting: Cool castles around the world that I want to go see

Abatures | Potala Palace, Tibet

Castles have always inspired great awe and imagination in people all over the world, myself included. So I decided to put together my top 10 bucket list destination for castles. Before we get started, I want to explain the reasons each of these castles made it onto the list. I have seen a lot of …[Keep Reading]

NYE 2013, Sydney

Spending New Years in another country is amazing Sydney was rumored to be one of the best places in the world to celebrate New Years Eve, and for 2013 it was not a disappointment. I highly recommend it for anyone who is thinking about it, but if you go, make sure you get there nice …[Keep Reading]

Great news for the new year.

I just wanted to take a minute to thank all you loyal Abatures followers. I just did a search for “abatures” and it came back with great news. Our page ranking is steadily improving at a surprising rate. The Facebook page is showing up on page 1, and the Tumblr and home page come up …[Keep Reading]

If I’d learnt one thing from traveling it was that the way to get things done was to go ahead and do them. Don’t talk about going to Borneo. Book a ticket, get a visa, pack a bag, and it just happens.

– Alex Garland from the novel “The Beach”

A Most Interesting Day in New Zealand (Part 3)

NOTE: This is the third installment in a series. Click here for the first part, and here for the second. Our dirty old, beat up rust bucket putted along down the highway as the day carried on. As we put more distance between ourselves and Queenstown, we also seemed to leave behind the clouds. The …[Keep Reading]