Anything but the airport

Gather round, children, and let your Uncle Dave tell you a story about the good old days of air travel....

The road to Mount Cook

50 Handy Hints For First-Time Travellers

Updated: 9 April, 2017. About to head off and see the world but feeling a bit daunted by the whole...

Eiffel Tower at night

Five awesome things to do in Paris

Unlike most of the other ‘The Top 384 Things To Do In Insert Name Of City Here’ blog posts that...


6 Things to Consider When Buying Your First Backpack

What to consider when buying your first travel backpack: size, style, features, testing tips and more.

Tour group

Safety in Numbers: The Pros and Cons of Organised Tours

Updated: 12 April, 2017. If you’re looking to start a good argument in any hostel bar, discussing the pros and...

Camino backpack

Travelling Light, and How I Haven’t Managed It

Updated: April 11, 2017. Pssst. Over here. Come a little closer, for I have a terrible secret to admit. I...

Crowded room

Goodbye stuff, hello world

I’ve been asked many times over the years why it is that I am able to travel and move countries...

Crowded Hanoi St

Travelling safely

Thanks to the good folks at, my first travel article has now been published online. It’s a basic guide...

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