Let me tell you a story… In October 2012 I was in Singapore waiting for my flight to Sydney. I had a couple of days to spend in the city so I visited the Esplanade, Singapore’s theatre on the bay, one afternoon. The building was celebrating its 10th anniversary at the time. One of the … More A Love Letter To Australia
Perspective. There’s nothing like visiting a developing country to make you realise how lucky you are if you were born in the Western world. When you see people that literally have nothing, it’s kind of difficult to complain about trivial matters like a crappy hostel or feeling ripped off by the last tuk-tuk driver. I … More 6 Reasons Everyone Should Travel
Last week I did something crazy. I booked a flight home to England. I knew I was going to head home around Christmas-time, having been away for 20 months already. I would obviously need to buy a flight in order to get there. But on an impulse (and feeling slightly hungover) I went ahead and … More Flying Home For Christmas
You’ve bought the expensive first aid kit. You’ve had all the necessary injections and now feel like a pin cushion. Your malaria meds are ready and waiting. Sunscreen – check. Hand sanitizer – check. You’re as ready as you can be to hit the road and explore foreign climes (if you are as organised as … More The Dangers Of Travel
The Boy’s Perspective: I’m all alone, zombie-apocalypse style, in the staff accommodation attached to a deserted bar in a solitude-inal ski town in the North Island of New Zealand. A few weeks prior a small dilapidated-looking black van had pulled up outside the residence and, after a short conversation with a ‘surfed out’ looking Yorkshireman, … More Pork Or Death?
How can I possibly sum up a year of living out of a backpack in various countries? It’s going to be a challenge – but I like those. During the last 12 months I’ve visited eight new countries, had almost a year of sunny weather, eaten and drank a lot of new things, met more … More A Year Of Travel
This is a guest post by my good friend and fellow British traveller, Kneale Brown. We have a scarily similar life experience and even lived in the same part of England, yet met on my very first night away in Bangkok. If you like what you read you can follow Kneale on Twitter (@KnealeBrown). Standing … More Why So Serious?
Crossing borders is a pretty common part of travel in regions such as Southeast Asia. You’ll inevitably need to get from one country to another via land, sea or air and it can sometimes be an intimidating or confusing transition. I completed ten border crossings in Asia last year, some more eventful than others. This … More Take Me To The Other Side
Ever since I was little I’ve had an inquisitive mind. There are many ways that I pursue my love of learning – reading books, watching films and documentaries, conversations with interesting people. But I believe the best way to broaden the mind and satisfy my curiosity about life is by travel. We live on a … More Travel Bucket List
Our journey began on a tiny longboat, skimming up the Mekong River to the gloriously-named 4000 Islands. A pile of precious backpacks balanced precariously on the prow, and I half expected to see mine tumbling into the brown water at any moment. Luckily, this concern did not become a reality and we made it to … More Travelling Laos: Along the Mekong