“Milford is a wild, romantic looking place, abounding in high mountains and intermediate deep valleys.” Milford Sound as described by the sealer John Boultbee in 1826. This is one of the iconic New Zealand experiences. Milford Sound is peaceful, picturesque (weather permitting) and teeming with wildlife. A cruise on the sound will set you back … More Cruising Milford Sound
These two little islands were separated from the supercontinent Gondwana approximately 80 million years ago. There were no land mammals or snakes present in New Zealand at this time, and the result of this was a unique and flourishing bird population. Despite many species becoming extinct since then, the land of the kiwis still has … More Beautiful Birds of New Zealand
THE ROUTE: Melbourne – Adelaide – Flinders Ranges – Coober Pedy – Alice Springs – Kings Canyon – Uluru – Coober Pedy – Adelaide – Melbourne. DISTANCE TRAVELLED: Approximately 6,200 kilometres. WILDLIFE SPOTTED: Kangaroos, wallabies, emus, camels, one wedge-tailed eagle, falcons, bush-tailed possums, galahs, cockatoos, cockatiels, lizards and snakes. A plethora of flies. WHAT IT … More The Red Centre: Driving Australia’s Outback
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
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