Sydney in a day

By | September 13th, 2011|Australia, Travel, Travel tips|

I lived/dossed in Sydney for the best part of 3 months between 2006 and 2007. In that time I think I got to know the place pretty well and would quite often just wander around the city, taking in the atmosphere whilst slowley cooking in my embarrassingly pale English skin.  There's so many awesome things to see [...]

My Sri Lankan Bucket List

By | September 7th, 2011|Sri Lanka, Travel, Travel tips|

Having spent a couple of months living and teaching in Sri Lanka, I feel I got to know the country quite well during my time there.  When not teaching over the weekend, I would set out with friends to explore what this amazing country had to offer.  In short I feel in love with Sri Lanka and [...]

The time I got scammed, Sydney 2006

By | August 24th, 2011|Australia, Travel, Travel tips|

I probably didn’t have the best of timing when I arrived in Sydney looking for a job just 10 days before xmas. However come early January when my bank card was screaming at me due to exhaustion, I scored a job as a removals man ... or so I thought. The ‘chance’ meeting I met my [...]

Guest Post: A career break – why you can’t put it off any longer

By | August 19th, 2011|Travel|

A lot of people put off taking their career break, for all sorts of reasons. They might want to stay in their job for a bit longer. They might want to wait until they've got some more money. It might even be waiting until the kids are older. But putting off your career break is [...]

Photo Essay: Edinburgh

By | August 14th, 2011|Scotland, Travel|

For her 30th birthday, I decided to take the girlfriend away for the weekend.  The chosen destination was Edinburgh, Scotland.  Only an hours flight from our native London.  Despite the girlfriend losing her phone we had a great weekend, one of the highlights being a walking tour of the city.  This is our tour in [...]

Photo Essay: Blarney Castle

By | August 11th, 2011|Ireland, Photographic Inspiration, Travel|

Ealier this year (2011), whilst in the Cork, my girlfriend and I used the local buses to go visit Blarney. Most famous for Blarney Castle and the Blarney stone, the area was exactly like how I expected rural Ireland to be, and I loved it. The stone walls, the village green, the local pub. Stereotypical [...]

Travelling Blues: A guide to overcoming the blues

By | August 11th, 2011|Travel, Travel tips|

Maybe I sound like an idiot for sinking so low after my first travel experience, but it happened and I can’t change that now. I hope no one does have to experience those same feelings I described in my previous post Travelling Blue: My personal account, but if you do hopefully the below will be of [...]

Tribewanted, Vorovoro, Fiji – Sustainable tourism.

By | July 19th, 2011|Fiji, Photographic Inspiration, Travel|

In 2007 I set foot on a very special island. Located an hours boat ride from Labassa in north Fiji, the island of Vorovoro had open its doors to the world, and i wanted in. Tribewanted was the name of the project that was taking place on Vorovoro. The brain child of Ben Keane (@benkeene) [...]

A view from the top of Table Mountain

By | July 19th, 2011|Photographic Inspiration, South Africa, Travel|

In 2005 when I landed in Cape Town, despite having strained ankle ligaments I decided that Table Mountain would be a good idea. It wasnt the longest climb i've ever taken on, but it was seriously hard work!  Here's the view from the top ... *click to enlarge     ... and some from below [...]

Top 5 thing you don’t need to take backpacking with you

By | July 18th, 2011|Top 5's, Travel|

Its nice to be prepared, and you may think you backpack is a manageable weight, but wait until you have to start lugging it miles at a time, it’ll quickly feel heavier and you'll quickly want to discard unnecessary items.  With that in mind here is my top 5 list of things you DONT need [...]