• Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
    Fancy winning yourself an adventure holiday to New Zealand? Yep? Then read on… A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to the opening of a new adventure superstore in Preston called Ultimate Outdoors. Adventure Travel Superstore Amazingly, it’s right near to where I live, so off I went to check it out! I spent some [...]
  • Ukraine
    If you had asked me a year ago about the countries in the world I wanted to visit, I doubt Ukraine would have made it into the top 100. Ukraine just wasn’t on my travel radar. In fact I’d never even considered it. Until… I was invited to  my brother-in-law’s wedding that is. Just a few [...]
  • Elola virus
    Deadly Ebola Virus Out of Control in West Africa. It’s all over the news. A fact that has not escaped my parents. “Sierra Leone? Guinea? Please tell me you’re not going to Sierra Leone and Guinea! Have you seen the news? Can’t you go back to Zambia? Or Tanzania?” “Yes, I am still going there.” [...]
  • Ugandan Commute
    Not so much of a post today, just a few thoughts. A couple of days ago, I was transferring some of my pictures from my broken computer to my new computer, when I came across a video of my daily commute in Uganda. I was volunteering for a charity called Soft Power Education in the Jinja District [...]
  • Okavango Delta Mokoro Ride (15)
    Leaving our campsite in Maun, we started our intrepid journey through the Okavango Delta. Botswana was the seventh country on my two and a half month overland safari through Africa. We’d camped in the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, stayed in beach huts on the turquoise shores of Zanzibar, slept on a houseboat in Zambia but was [...]
Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Win an Adventure Holiday to New Zealand

Fancy winning yourself an adventure holiday to New Zealand? Yep? Then read on… A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to the opening of a new adventure superstore in Preston called Ultimate Outdoors. Adventure Travel Superstore Amazingly, it’s right near to where I live, so off I went to check it out! I spent some [...]

Ukraine

Things to Do in Kiev (when you only have one day)

If you had asked me a year ago about the countries in the world I wanted to visit, I doubt Ukraine would have made it into the top 100. Ukraine just wasn’t on my travel radar. In fact I’d never even considered it. Until… I was invited to  my brother-in-law’s wedding that is. Just a few [...]

Elola virus

Ebola and Why I Am Still Travelling to West Africa

Deadly Ebola Virus Out of Control in West Africa. It’s all over the news. A fact that has not escaped my parents. “Sierra Leone? Guinea? Please tell me you’re not going to Sierra Leone and Guinea! Have you seen the news? Can’t you go back to Zambia? Or Tanzania?” “Yes, I am still going there.” [...]

Ugandan Commute

A Journey with Friends

Not so much of a post today, just a few thoughts. A couple of days ago, I was transferring some of my pictures from my broken computer to my new computer, when I came across a video of my daily commute in Uganda. I was volunteering for a charity called Soft Power Education in the Jinja District [...]

Okavango Delta Mokoro Ride (15)

A Photographic Journey Through the Okavango Delta

Leaving our campsite in Maun, we started our intrepid journey through the Okavango Delta. Botswana was the seventh country on my two and a half month overland safari through Africa. We’d camped in the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, stayed in beach huts on the turquoise shores of Zanzibar, slept on a houseboat in Zambia but was [...]

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A Photobox Giveaway!

When you travel, taking photos tends to be top of your list. But what happens after you return home? More often than not, the photos end up sitting on your computer, or maybe the odd few might make it into a frame. I know I’ve been guilty of letting my travel pictures sit idle. Until I [...]

Socks and Flip Flops

25 Things that WILL Happen on your Africa Overland Tour

Overlanding is my favourite. Overlanding in Africa, even better. It’s unbelievably fun and rewarding but also massively challenging. Surprises and adventure lie around every corner, and until you go, you won’t know what to expect. Or will you? Every trip is different, but there are some things that WILL happen on your Africa overland tour. So you’ll need to prepare [...]

Elephants Crash Pool Party

When Elephants Crash the Pool Party

Don’t run, whatever you do. I’d remembered those words from a book I’d read prior to my first trip to Africa. But when elephants crash the pool party… I’d woken up early to wave off my friends on a morning game drive. Our group had arrived at Croc Valley Camp in South Luangwa National Park the day before and taken a sunset safari, [...]

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4 Short Stories & WIN an El Camino Travel Bracelet!

A few months ago, my friend Backpacker Becki introduced me to Tom and Candace of El Camino travel bracelets (thanks Becki). I’d seen these gorgeous bracelets on the wrists of a few of my friends, so when they offered to send me one to see what I thought, I was VERY excited. An El Camino bracelet [...]

BlogHouse Ireland 2013

The Blog Turns One and Exciting Travel Plans

My fellow Scouser John Lennon, once said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” I disagree. Life is what happens when you’re busy blogging! Exactly one year ago today, I pressed publish on my first ever blog post. What started out as a hobby, soon became a passion. Minutes, hours and days disappeared as I read, [...]