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.
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 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
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
Spending Christmas away from home can, at times, be a lonely time for a traveller. You wake up in a dingy hostel with no real plans and phone home to chat to your loved ones who for some reason are managing to have an incredible day despite the fact you are not there. This loneliness … More Ringing in the New Year Brazilian Style
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
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?