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
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
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.
A friend phoned me the other day asking for some travel tips on Cuba. It got me thinking back to our time there, and the ups and downs that come with visiting a place like Cuba. The Caribbean island is a paradise, with its crystal blue waters, palm trees, exotic people and of course incredibly … More Broke and stranded in Cuba
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 find myself standing on a dark street corner in Central Berlin. Despite my heavy jacket, gloves and beanie, I shiver as the cold makes its way through my layers and into my bones. There’s no doubting that winter is on its way. The dark streets are close to deserted even though my watch just … More Tempelhof: Berlin’s forgotten airport
Humans venture away from all that is familiar for various reasons. For some, staying in one place for too long brings feelings of uncomfortable stagnation, while others have a thirst for adventure and to push their limits. Perhaps the reason that makes most sense to me is the one concerned with not only realising a deeper … More Here’s to now: Travel from a different perspective
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