In nine short months, our world has changed. The days of travelling without a plan, taking off on difficult hikes with next to zero preparation and spending lazy afternoons in rundown bars have left us behind. Travelling with a baby has opened my eyes to life on the other side. I now find myself being … More My world has changed: Travelling with a baby
If you could choose one destination to travel back to before you die, where would it be? I’ve been asked this question a few times over the years and it’s one that I think about when I should be doing more useful things…like working! For me, the answer is more often than not Patagonia, the … More Travel Diary: Patagonia
I have a good reason for the radio silence over the last couple of months… my beautiful wife and I are expecting our first baby in the next week or so! Perhaps expecting a baby isn’t really a good excuse for not writing but we have also moved house and been busy in every other … More Becoming a dad, setting my intentions and praying for a child who enjoys travel
Within what seems like a few kilometres, the warm blues of the ocean give way to alpine greens and clouds that unpredictably swirl around the peaks of the steep mountain range that runs parallel to the coastline. … More NZ Diaries: Christchurch to Kaikoura
We recently returned from a two week driving holiday of New Zealand’s south island. I was blessed to be offered a free camper van from Apollo Campers NZ, so it was a no brainer to find the time to get over to the land of the long white cloud for a visit. For some reason, … More So… New Zealand was fun!
After a brief break to pull over and extract the sand from my eyes we continue on our planned 40km ride at 2,400m above sea level in the driest climate on earth. … More A hot and dry bicycle ride through Chile’s Atacama Desert
Ah, the age-old question of immersion vs. rapid travel (i.e., ticking destinations off a list in as short a time possible). I’ve experienced both styles of travel and have a clear favourite…but before we get to that, let’s look at the pros and cons of each. Let’s face it, the rapid travel market is a … More Is living in a country the ultimate travel experience?
Yes, it was cold (so cold in fact that the condensation from my breathe would freeze across my sleeping bag as I slept) but there is nothing like getting away from the grind of normality to renew your perspective on life. … More Travel was the worst thing that ever happened to me…said no one ever.
The picturesque walled city of Cartagena is perched on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia. Famous for its beautiful colonial architecture and colourful flower-clad balconies, Cartagena is that idyllic destination you think of when your mind wanders off when daydreaming of visiting South America. After landing in Cartagena from Bogota, we were looking forward to … More An unexpected surprise in Cartagena
While the topic of this post has the potential to cause fractures within even the strongest of friendships, it is my responsibility as an aspiring travel writer to cover those topics that have the potential to make or break a trip. For anyone who has travelled extensively, I’m sure you’ve had some degree of regret … More The age-old conundrum of choosing the right travel companion