A hot and dry bicycle ride through Chile’s Atacama Desert

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

Is living in a country the ultimate travel experience?

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?

The age-old conundrum of choosing the right travel companion

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

Budapest: Realising you’re too old for party hostels

I spent a significant portion of my younger years travelling through Asia and Europe staying, living, working and partying in hostels. These were great times. I met new people every couple of days, lived cheaply and, for the most part, enjoyed a happy existence. Fast-forward close to a decade and I find myself checking into … More Budapest: Realising you’re too old for party hostels

Is there nothing finer than the smell of barbecued meat in the summer?

That time of year is upon us. The days are long, the nights are hot and sticky, and the beaches are jam-packed full of people. Writing about these observations of summer brings back childhood memories of family barbecues. I fondly remember the smells of smoke and grilled meat filling my nostrils as I run around … More Is there nothing finer than the smell of barbecued meat in the summer?