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Venice beach from the pier

Why I Stopped Hating Los Angeles

I had an irrational hatred of Los Angeles for the better part of two decades, yet it only took a few days to completely change my mind.

Tuna sandwich

That Time I Ate Portland

Sometimes I return to a city for the weather. Sometimes I return to a city for the culture. Sometimes I return to a city just to eat.

Black Sun sculpture

It Was 20 Years Ago Today: A Love Letter to Seattle

It's been nearly 20 years since I first visited Seattle. I loved it then, and despite the big changes in both of us, I still love it to this day.

Colourful houses, Bristol

Why Bristol Is My New Favourite City In the UK

Before I visited Bristol, I couldn't understand why it kept winning best city awards. Now, I totally get it.

WHO AM I?


I’m Dave Dean. For over a decade I unsuccessfully tried to balance a corporate career and a travel addiction, until one day enough was enough.

In 2011 I quit my job, sold everything I owned and set off to live, work and wander round the world, armed with a backpack, a good pair of boots, and no return ticket.

THIS IS MY STORY.

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Hadrian's Wall Trail, day 4 views

My Complete Hadrian’s Wall Trail Packing List

My complete packing list for walking the Hadrian's Wall Trail in northern England, with everything I took, and how well it worked.

Hadrian's Wall Trail, day 4 downhill

Walking the Hadrian’s Wall Trail: An In-Depth Guide

My detailed guide to walking the Hadrian's Wall Trail, a roughly week-long national trail across England.

Camino - single walker

Reflections on the Camino

What walking a Camino de Santiago, 865km across northern Spain from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Finisterre, meant to me.

Camino day 1 view

My Detailed Camino de Santiago Packing List

All the gear I took on the Camino Frances.