Sunrise through the branches in Phinda game reserve, northern South Africa.Continue Reading →
My five awesome things to do in Paris, that may involve getting drunk, being solicited and breaking traffic laws. Amongst other things.Continue Reading →
Back in February I spent several days doing a road trip around Tasmania where I spent most nights staying in hostels ranging from the pretty crummy through to one that was flasher than some hotels I’ve been to. What struck me at all of these places, though, was just how much technology has changed the way that backpackers travel in the last decade.Continue Reading →
Sunset from the back of a yacht in Butterfly Bay, Hook Island. This is one of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays group just off the coast of Queensland, Australia.Continue Reading →
For the last year or so I’ve been living in Fitzroy, a mile or two north of the central city in Melbourne, Australia. Not to put too fine a point on it, I love it. Much more than anywhere I’ve lived in the past, Fitzroy and its surrounding area is a neighbourhood with personality. Melbourne’s first – and smallest – suburb, it’s crammed full of fantastic restaurants, bars, galleries and heritage buildings that thankfully haven’t been knocked down by over zealous developers, with a laid back mix of bohemian residents for whom anything goes.
From the crowded pavement cafes of Brunswick Street to the local pubs tucked away down quiet back streets, from the pumping live music scene to the wide open parkland of Carlton Gardens, I will – and happily do – spend hours just wandering round and enjoying everything the area has to offer.
Here’s my highly subjective tour of Fitzroy that takes in a few of the places that I return to time and againContinue Reading →
View of the Space Needle from Volunteer Park in Seattle, Washington.Continue Reading →
Welcome to a new regular feature, the Friday photo. Every week I’ll feature a photo from somewhere in the world, usually taken by me but sometimes by other travellers.
The photo this week is one that I took many years ago while travelling around the Catlins area at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand.Continue Reading →