This section contains travel guides, organised by country and city, covering the top travel destinations around the world. I've visited 55 countries and counting and there's nothing more frustrating than out-of-date information. That's why all Planet Patrick content is refreshed twice a year. Email me if you spot something that's changed!

Every travel guide has a similar layout, covering things to do, my top 5 hotel choices, budget tips, plus location-specific advice for solo travel, digital nomads and LGBTQ+ travel. Everyone should find something to help them plan better and travel longer.

Travel Guides

Click on any highlighted country or use the search bar below.


Orange countries – select for full country travel guide

Blue countries – select for blog articles, guide coming soon


These are the companies that I use to make bookings when I travel.

  • Expedia – this is the website I use most for looking at hotels. They've really worked on their ‘Filters' and I can set everything to look for options within my Smart Budget.
  • Skyscanner – this is where I start every search for flights. Skyscanner searches the main airlines and a bunch of alternatives so you can find the best deal for your trip.
  • Get Your Guide – this website is all about tours and excursions. I've used them a lot; GYG has multiple options for each place I'm visiting so I can usually find a short or longer excursion depending on my budget and wants.
  • Viator – Viator is a big central marketplace for tours and outings. Using Viator gives you access to everything from tours to food tastings, group walking tours, history and culture.
  • VRBO – I've used VRBO in the US and Mexico to book ‘whole properties' (no risk of accidentally booking a room in someone's house!). The pricing is very sensible and it's clear what you will get in terms of amenities.
  • G Adventures – this travel group organises small group travel for solo travelers to some amazing places. Check out their regular discounts.
  • Peak Design – I use Peak Design products for camera accessories and bags. Everything I've used is strongly constructed and hard-wearing.