From The Arctic to Africa: Free or Lost?

There is a fine line between feeling free and lost.  And one of the greatest lessons travel has taught me is how to recognise the difference. When I began my first career break in 2009, I wasn’t searching for anything.  I simply found myself relatively commitment-free and at a stage in my career where a […]

Antarctica – South Georgia – Falkland Islands: “A Photographic Summary”

A travel experience in Antarctica is often described as ‘the trip of a lifetime’ and the cost, distance and effort to get there keeps it well and truly off the beaten track.  I recently enjoyed a three week expedition cruise with Quark Expeditions aboard the Ocean Diamond, exploring the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic […]

Inspirational Travel Quotes and Why We Travel

Travel quotes are commonly used as a source of inspiration when planning an adventure, as motivation whilst on the road and to put reflection on a past experience into words. A memorable travel quote is inspirational, insightful and relatable. A travel quote can also help verbalise why so many of us are choosing to integrate […]

Career Break Planning: 5 Things I wish I’d Known 5 Years Ago

A moment of reflection this week was triggered by a question asked by EscTheCity, an entrepreneurial group of ex-city workers who continue to inspire me with tales of career changes and better work/life balance. The question was “what do you wish you’d known 5 years ago?”

Video: 3 Years of Travel (in 3 minutes)

There’s nothing wrong with looking back at the past, especially when it inspires your future. As I start planning Career Break #2 I am inspired by the amazing travel opportunities I’ve had since my first career break in 2009/2010 and the adventures I’ve made part of my daily life since. 3 years, more than 30 countries, 6 continents…captured in 3 minutes! […]

Great Experience Idea: Mountain Gorilla Trek in Rwanda

“SHARING MY ADVENTURES TO INSPIRE YOU TO CREATE YOUR OWN” MY EXPERIENCE “Quick, stand still and get ready – they are coming towards us”. This was the moment I had been waiting for. 3 hours earlier I was standing under a tree outside the headquarters of Parc National des Volcanos, having just been introduced to our […]

38 Experiences to Add to My Bucket List

  Birthdays don’t bring out the best in me.  Instead of celebrating being another year wiser, reflecting on a year of great experiences and appreciating being healthy and having great family and friends in my life, I approach birthdays with a sense of insecurity and impending doom. 

INSPIRATION: Tourist or Traveler

46 Countries, 46 Travel Ideas to Inspire You

I am not someone who is on a quest to visit every country in the world, ticking them off a travel ‘to do’ list.  I’m someone who is on a quest to explore as much of the world as I can, learn about and appreciate diverse cultures and meet and interact with different people.  But […]

INSPIRATION: Education

Women near Paro in Bhutan are helping build a new home for one of their neighbours.  There is nothing like the reality of life in a small Himalayan country to teach the lesson of compassion, community spirit…and carpentry.  

INSPIRATION: Dream

This week’s inspirational quote and image comes to you from the serenity, simplicity and magic that is Inle Lake, Myanmar

INSPIRATION: Friendship

One of the things I love most about travelling is the new friends I meet along the way.  Some are fleeting, others become lifelong but all have enriched my life in some way.

INSPIRATION: Travel

A photo, a quote, a memory, a person…moments of INSPIRATION