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
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
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?
It’s been a pretty dramatic couple of weeks for me. I should be packing up my stuff into my well-worn bag ready to jet off to New Zealand right now. But I’m not… instead I’m making Melbourne, Australia my home for the foreseeable future. In a turn of events that I never saw coming, I’ve … More Life in Melbourne
At its most basic level, travel is about experiencing new places and cultures – exposing yourself to the unknown and discovering the world. This is the usually the main outcome of trips abroad, whatever the length or the destination. But there are other motivations for travelling, especially long-term, that mean it’s usually about a bit … More In Pursuit Of…
As the boat dipped and bobbed leisurely towards the dock I realised I had no idea what to expect from this place, my first experience of one of Thailand’s famous tropical islands. All I knew of Koh Tao was that it was considered the diving capital of southeast Asia and it was kind of small. … More Thai Style Part 2: The Gulf Islands
The land of Oz. It’s as random and surprising as the otherworld Dorothy finds herself transported to in that famous film. In one corner there are cosmopolitan cities packed with well-dressed urbanites, cocktail bars and posh restaurants. Not forgetting the ground-breaking architecture, golden beaches and modern culture at its very best. Move northwards and you’ll … More The Land Of Australia
The Dutch Guy He’s tall. Really tall. He’s outgoing and has a great sense of humour. He calls you ‘cute’ and makes you laugh. He’s handsome in an old-fashioned way. He’s on the verge of arrogance but his wit means he gets away with it. He smiles a lot and has a sunny disposition. He … More Men Around The World