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
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?
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
Welcome to 2017! I hope the festive season was kind to everyone. This is the time of year when many of us make resolutions to improve our lives, make us better people or in an attempt to make us happier than we were in the year past. Many resolve to exercise more, eat healthier food … More Ringing in the New Year with travel on the mind
I spend every waking second thinking about, planning or partaking in the act of travelling. After spending a significant chunk of my life on the beaten (and unbeaten) path, I have realised that you don’t have to necessarily embark on an Eat, Pray, Love style of adventure to find out who you are or where you … More 5 ways travel will make you a better person
There are two types of people who read travel blogs and adventure stories: those who travel and those who long to leave everyday life behind and hit the vast open road. I seem to drift somewhere between the two as I am forever dreaming of my next adventure if I don’t already have a trip … More 3 Reasons to Drop Everything and Travel Now