Travel Diary: Patagonia

If you could choose one destination to travel back to before you die, where would it be? I’ve been asked this question a few times over the years and it’s one that I think about when I should be doing more useful things…like working! For me, the answer is more often than not Patagonia, the … More Travel Diary: Patagonia

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An unexpected surprise in Cartagena

The picturesque walled city of Cartagena is perched on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia. Famous for its beautiful colonial architecture and colourful flower-clad balconies, Cartagena is that idyllic destination you think of when your mind wanders off when daydreaming of visiting South America. After landing in Cartagena from Bogota, we were looking forward to … More An unexpected surprise in Cartagena

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

Finding my happy place on the coast of Chile

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

Here’s to now: Travel from a different perspective

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

Photo Essay: Bolivia

With my head in the clouds – well, close enough anyway, we travelled overland from the Atacama Desert in Chile, ascending rapidly through mountain passes to the Bolivian border crossing. A couple of hours later, we were herded off the bus to pick up our packs that had been swiftly removed from the bowels of … More Photo Essay: Bolivia