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 […]

Still On The Bucket List: 5 Locations I Dream of Visiting

“No matter how far you travel there is always further to go.” A friend once referred to one of my career breaks as “a great way to get this obsession with travel out of your system”.  Another friend and regular traveller said, “you don’t grow out of travel, you grow into it”. I chose to […]

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 […]

Off The Beaten Track: Interview With South African Lodge Managers

(Ulwazi Lodge, South Africa) The main purpose of my website is to share my adventures to inspire others to create their own.  But I like to be inspired too and that’s why I’ve introduced the OFF THE BEATEN TRACK feature on my blog.  Here I introduce you to ordinary people doing extraordinary things.  These are the people […]

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 […]

The Travel Bucket List

As the month of April draws to a close, so does the A to Z Blogging Challenge that I’ve been participating in, that had a Travel Bucket List theme. During the challenge I’ve been reflecting on past travels and planning and/or dreaming of future ones.  In other words – I’ve been updating my bucket list! […]

Travel Ideas: Z is for…Zambia (Gorge Swing)

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 […]

Travel Ideas: Y is for…Yosemite (USA)

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 […]

Travel Ideas: X is for…eXplore Bolivia

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 […]

Travel Ideas: W is for…White Water Rafting (Uganda)

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 […]

Travel Ideas: V is for…Volunteering

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 […]

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 […]

Travel Ideas: T is for…Temples of Cambodia

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 […]

Travel Ideas: S is for…Scottish Highlands

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 […]

Travel Ideas: R is for…Rockhopper Penguins (Falkland Islands)

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 […]

Travel Ideas: Q is for…Quench Your Thirst…

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 […]