17 Ways Travel has been my Greatest Teacher in Life

The greatest education in life is the one taught outside the classroom. And travel has been my greatest teacher. Having the opportunity, freedom and desire to travel has provided my greatest education in life: the one taught outside the classroom. My decision to enjoy a lifestyle dominated by travel over the past five years is […]

8 Reasons to Swap Your Briefcase for a Backpack

Whether it’s for three months or three years, swapping your briefcase for a backpack could be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. More and more people of all ages and backgrounds are choosing to take time out from their day-to-day lives to travel. They do it for different reasons, in different ways and […]

2013 Travel Highlights: Top 10 Travel Quotes

My social media feeds are increasingly dominated by beautiful landscape photographs covered with inspirational quotes.  I find them irritating or inspiring, depending what mood I’m in. You know the ones I mean?  If you find them irritating, then you’re really going to hate this post! But if at this time of year, you find yourself […]

5 Reasons to Visit Plitvice Lakes NP, Croatia

It’s the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest in Croatia.  It was declared a national park in 1949 and awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1979.  It is one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions and within easy reach of its capital Zagreb. It is Plitvice Lakes National Park.  And […]

Travel Inspiration: Antarctica & the Arctic

My decision to take a six month career break in 2013 created some incredible travel and photography opportunities.  And although I’ve now returned to the office to replenish the bank account for some exciting 2014 plans, I still have a short break to the Lofoten Islands to look forward to at the end of the […]

Travel Destination Comparison: Antarctica v Arctic

One of the things I love most about travel is its ability to eliminate the background and lifestyle differences that would normally prevent people’s paths from crossing.  Travellers are united by a common interest in the location they are visiting and a general sense of adventure. I felt this stronger on my Antarctica adventure than […]

Travel Inspiration: Kangaroo Island, Australia

(sunrise at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island) Let’s start this post with a little experiment. Close you eyes and think of Australia. What immediately comes to mind? Do you hear the sound of waves crashing into lichen-covered rocks? Do you feel the soft sand beneath your feet as you walk along the white sandy shore? Is the […]

5 Travel Destinations That Get Under Your Skin

Travel destinations provide different experiences for different people.  An energetic city break for one person is a stressful and tiring nightmare for someone else.  A backpacking adventure can be eye opening and exhilarating or it might feel uncomfortable and scary.   Volunteering in a developing country can be life changing for some but ethically uncomfortable for […]