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Travel With Bender

Uncovering the best vacations


Get the best of the best here. We reflect on the best places we've been, what we've done and combine that into short, simple countdowns and lists.

  • Top 77 Photos of 2018

    Top 77 Photos of 2018


    2018 was a year of great personal change and growth. I got married in June and have been travelling the world with my wonderful wife, Jacinta. That also means I’ve been able to step in front of the camera on a few more occasions this year. I hope this selection of photos inspires you to reach for your dreams in 2019 and the years to come.

  • Top 60 Photos of 2017

    Top 60 Photos of 2017


    2017 was a transitional year for Travel With Bender and my travel pace slowed down. But I was still able to capture a range of amazing scenes and moments from the United States, Australia, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, France, and Indonesia. Take a look through my favourite photos of this year.

  • Top 100 Photos of 2016

    Top 100 Photos of 2016


    Reflecting on 2016, I’ve waded through tens of thousands of travel photos to bring you my personal favourites. These cover the full range of travel photography subjects and disciplines: landscapes, street, food, history, attractions, people, nature, wildlife, astro, and even underwater. You tell me… which shot is your favourite?

  • 7 Waterparks You Have To Visit

    7 Waterparks You Have To Visit


    Yes, we have kids. It’s a common justification for parents who visit a waterpark. But if you know me, then you know I need no excuse to go. I’d happily go with or without my kids. Adrenalin junkie? Perhaps. Here are my 7 favourite waterparks we’ve visited over the last 4 years of non-stop travel. Parks that I would head back to in a heartbeat. And you’re welcome to join me.

  • Top 69 Photos Of 2015

    Top 69 Photos Of 2015


    2015 was an epic year for Travel With Bender. In a 365-day window we explored dozens of cities and experienced hundreds of unforgettable highlights. I undertook the mammoth task to whittle down over 36,000 photos to a mere 69. Hopefully it will give you a taste of our year that was. And also a flickering glimpse into the wonderful, majestic, breathtaking world we share.

  • 365 Days Of Accommodation: 2014 - 2015

    365 Days Of Accommodation: 2014 - 2015


    We’ve stayed at a huge range of accomodation over the last 365 days, including hotels, villas, resorts, hostels, houseboats, cruise ships, and even tents. If you’re looking for a quick reference for accomodation, we’ve included links to our reviews as well as more articles on each country. Enjoy!

  • 102 Things I Did For the First Time… Because Of Nomadic Travel

    102 Things I Did For the First Time… Because Of Nomadic Travel


    Today marks 3 years from the time we left Perth, Australia to embark on our crazy nomadic journey around the world. Little did I know that day what would unfold over the following 1095 days. Too much to tell in 1 story (well, that’s what this blog is for after all!). But here’s a short list of just a few things I did for the first time in the last 3 years.

  • 2014 In Review: How Many Countries Did We Travel To?

    2014 In Review: How Many Countries Did We Travel To?


    2014 turned out a lot different than our initial plan, but it was an exciting year visiting places we never imagined we’d see. We travelled over 70,000kms and 26 countries in just 12 months. Phew! Let’s take a look at some of the highlights.

  • Top 35 Photos Of 2014

    Top 35 Photos Of 2014


    2014 was nothing short of remarkable for Travel With Bender. And what better way to reflect on our experiences and journey than with the top photos from the year. Out of the 35,000+ photos taken, these are my favourite 35.

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