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?
As a 30-something male, I am obsessed with dude food! Nothing is more satisfying than sitting down to watch a game with a hot dog, a pulled-pork burger or a bowl of spicy wings, and of course an ice-cold beer or three. I work hard, I exercise a lot and sometimes I feel like I … More Dude Food
There is nothing quite like the feeling of anticipation that comes with planning a trip. By our standards, the winter here in the south has felt long this time around. It has been wet, windy and cold. For months, my friends and I have squeezed into our wetsuits and battled the dash across the numbingly cold sand only to quip and reflect on … More Escaping Winter’s Shackles