Tribewanted, Vorovoro, Fiji – Sustainable tourism.

By |July 19th, 2011|

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) and […]

A view from the top of Table Mountain

By |July 19th, 2011|

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 …

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

By |July 18th, 2011|

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 […]

Dorm room behaviour: 10 step guide to pissing off your room mates

By |July 15th, 2011|

I love a dorm room, the chance to meet new people and make friends.  On occasions however there are other people in the room who I would like to see fed to a pack of savage monkeys due to their behaviour.  If you would like to qualify as one of those people, follow these simple […]

Backpacking vs Flashpacking. What are the differences?

By |July 14th, 2011|

With travel becoming easier and easier, its no wonder that more and more people are spreading their wings and travelling to distant lands.  Some travel for the culture, some to meet new people, other for the enivitable parties that the traveling scene is notorious for, but not everyone travels in the same way.

As i’ve got older and found […]

SOUTH AFRICA – The Garden Route

By |July 11th, 2011|

Once my volunteer project was over and people started heading home i decided I didn’t want to. Instead I changed my flight and booked myself on the Baz Bus to Jefferys Bay along with 4 others.

Jefferys bay
The surfing mecca that is! We went 3 nights in Jefferys bay, plundering the outlet shops and playing stupid […]

Cape Tribulation in Photos

By |July 8th, 2011|

When I was working my way up the east coast of Australia it was evident that Cairns was the last stop for most people.  I suppose it was logical, it had an airport which would shepherd people over to New Zealand, or maybe even Thailand, but why?  Why were so many people ignoring what was […]

Surviving long haul journeys

By |July 4th, 2011|

I’m large, fact! I’m 6ft 2’ and have a waistline that seems to have a prolonged bloatedness about it. This combo does not bode well when in transit for long periods of time. If I have too long to think about how uncomfortable I am I can start to go slightly mad. That’s why whenever […]

South Africa – Volunteer football coaching

By |July 1st, 2011|

21 and having never left my parents home for any length of time, I knew something wasn’t right.  The buzz of turning 18 and being able to go out drinking all weekend had flittered away, the girlfriend who I had stayed at home for had left me, and my uni experience hadn’t been all that […]

East coast Oz via the Oz Experience bus

By |July 1st, 2011|

Much like my posts on the Kiwi Expeience, this post covers the east coast of Autralia via the Oz Experience. The Ox experience is hop on, hop off backpacker bus which transports travellers all over Australia.  I used the service to make my way from Sydney to Cairns in 2007. It has a reputation of being […]