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?
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?
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
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
Long-term readers of this blog may have gathered that I’m a huge lover of all things wild. Nothing makes me happier than being totally surrounded by the spoils of Mother Nature, and whilst travelling I try to fill as many days as possible with such experiences. Here are my highlights of nature and wildlife around … More Travelling the Natural Way
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