Otter Antics at WWT London Wetland Centre

“One of the things I love most about living in London is the ability to escape it without having to leave it.”   The May long weekend, lovely Spring weather and the feeling of restlessness I always feel in between travel adventures, recently motivated me to do exactly that – escape from London without leaving […]

Photos of London at Night: A Walk Along Thames River

(London Thames at Night: St Paul’s Cathedral & Blackfriars Bridge) I started the year combining my two greatest passions – photography and travel – in the Lofoten Islands.  After a few days photographing the Northern Lights and the spectacular Arctic landscape, I returned home to London enthusiastic about my next photographic adventure.  But as this […]

Sunrise on Parliament Hill – Hampstead Heath, London

London has a well deserved reputation for its grey, dull and rainy skies and it is not a location that photographers flock to for sunrise and sunset opportunities. But they do exist – and 98 metre high Parliament Hill, the gateway to north-west London’s Hampstead Heath is one of them.  On a clear day, it […]

Photos: Deer Rutting in Richmond Park, London

After spending most of the year in incredible locations such as Antarctica, Australia, Svalbard Arctic, South Africa and Croatia, it’s no surprise that I’ve found the return to London somewhat of a challenge. For the most part, I am happy to be back – it’s been nice to unpack my bag, I am enjoying being […]

Travel Ideas: U is for…UK (London)

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing my experience of a destination or activity to help inspire your TRAVEL BUCKET LIST, in addition to an item that still remains on […]

25 Things I’ll Miss About London (and 5 Things I Won’t)

My connection with London has evolved over time like a lifelong relationship full of good times and bad, thrills, excitement, intensity, passion, heartache, complexities, fun, love, breakups, reunions and commitment.   Our complicated relationship began in the Australian outback at a time before the Internet and satellite television existed.  My first exposure to the iconic […]

Photo Story: 2012 Travel Highlights

As the end of 2012 approaches, the annual reflection activities start to resurface as people count down their favourite TV shows, sporting moments, number one songs, travel destinations, favourite movies, top  games…the list goes on. “When you can’t beat them, join them.”  As I shared my travel experiences with friends and family throughout this year, […]

Photo Gallery: Autumn Colours

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons in London, especially after a disappointing summer.  Bright blue skies, an energising chill in the air, vibrant colours and falling leaves are symbols of the season we cling to in desperate denial that winter come next.  You don’t need to venture far in London to enjoy the autumn […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: An Autumn Walk

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons in London, especially after a disappointing summer.  Bright blue skies, an energising chill in the air, vibrant colours and falling leaves are symbols of the season we cling to in desperate denial that winter come next This week’s photo was taken in Richmond Park, London.

PHOTO GALLERY: Being a Tourist at Home (London)

Sometimes we are so hungry for new destinations and different cultures that we become blind to the attractions of our own home.  Other times we have a thirst for new passport stamps but commitments or lack of finances keep us grounded.  Both are great reasons to put on your tourist face and explore your own home. […]

London Olympics 2012: A Reason to Stay Home

I am addicted to travel.  I am always dreaming of a new destination and planning my next adventure.  But sometimes you don’t need to leave home to experience something magical, energising and inspirational. Having lived in London for 12 years, I approached the London 2012 Olympics with the same trepidation as my neighbours.  Loving sport […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Tribute to the Paralympics

This week’s photo is a tribute to the inspirational paralympians who are following their dreams this week in London. This photo also serves as a reminder that you don’t always have to leave home to ‘travel’ and it’s ok to be a tourist in your own country!

PHOTO STORY: Friday Night Lights in London

Since moving to London in 2000 I think it’s fair to say that I’ve spent the majority of my Friday nights in the pub, whether it’s an organised night out or unplanned ‘one drink after work’.  However in an attempt to save money and my health, this week I found myself on the tube with my […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: A London Tourist Spot!

Whatever your view of the institution of the monarchy is, it’s all about London this weekend and PHOTO OF THE WEEK’s tribute to the Queen’s Jubilee captures tourists crowding for that perfect shot during Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.