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
For as long as I can remember, exploring the coastline of Chile has been high on my bucket list. As a kid, I watched movies of surfers gliding across long crumbling waves, surrounded by nothing but jagged cliffs, wild flowers, big skies and the occasional sea-lion. Arriving in the Chilean capital Santiago, we spent a few days … More Finding my happy place on the coast of Chile
After an arduous journey from warm and sunny Sydney, some twenty-six hours later I find myself dressed in a heavy jacket, gloves and scarf, mounting a borrowed bicycle, ready to explore Amsterdam. While there is no denying that thoughts of Europe in the summer are what usually form the basis of my everyday escapism, there … More 48 hours in Amsterdam
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
Well here I am again. My bag, full of camera gear and warm clothes, slung across my shoulders. This time around, I’m standing in the arrivals hall at Amsterdam airport looking for my Dutch friend, who by all accounts shouldn’t be difficult to find thanks to his height and enthusiasm for life in general. The … More Amsterdam: Here we go again
A few months ago I made the conscious decision to unplug my life and focus my attention on the world around me instead of the mobile device in my pocket. This idea seemed nice in principle but, like Communism, the reality was a lot different to the ideal. I found myself missing birthday celebrations, I was … More Unplug: It’s Good for You!