3 Funny Short Travel Stories

A collection of short travel stories for a quick and (hopefully) entertaining read. In the UK where I was brought up, guns are not the norm. To buy and keep a gun requires strict police checks and several storage regulations. Therefore, travelling to countries where guns are commonplace can be quite a shock at first. What follows are 3 short story examples, where travelling has introduced me to some very interesting gun cultures. These are by no means…

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The Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

Discover the most beautiful waterfalls in the world in this ultimate guide! Beautiful waterfalls around the world always attract visitors looking to witness the sheer force of nature. From the tallest to the widest, people are drawn to these captivating natural wonders, which in turn become huge tourist attractions for their respective countries. In this list I put forward 23 spectacular waterfalls from around the world. Some are well known and some are more off the beaten path.…

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The Ultimate Car Camping Checklist

This comprehensive car camping checklist is designed to help you to prepare for your next outdoor trip. Car Camping As we try to adjust to the "new normal", the way we travel has been forced to change. Jumping on a plane to a far-off destination isn't as straight forward as it once was. For this year at least, domestic travel might be a more feasible option. One budget friendly way to travel locally is through car camping. The beauty…

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Dark tourism destinations

In this post I delve into the world of dark tourism. I describe 10 popular dark tourism destinations from around the world. Finding myself with some enforced indoor time this Spring, I discovered the Netflix series Dark Tourist. It came recommended by fellow bloggers, so I had to see what all the fuss was about. The Louis Thereaux-esque host travels the world in search of locations fitting the bill of dark tourism. That is to say, sites that…

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The Best Adventure Travel Movies

15 of the best adventure travel movies to inspire your next dream trip. Sure we might not be able to travel right now but we can still dream about it right? If you need some inspiration for your next adventure then these amazing adventure travel movies provide wanderlust by the bucket load. As the current climate forces us to stay indoors more than we would like, take the opportunity it provides to sit back and relax with some…

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Craft Breweries Around the World

Updated for 2020! Craft breweries around the world includes brewery reviews from Asia, Europe and the Americas. There’s something so enjoyable about having a beer at the end of a good hike or after a busy day of sightseeing. For me, sampling new beer has become as big a part of travelling as trying new foods. Food, beer and exploring all seem to sit happily hand in hand with each other. For this reason I felt it was…

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12 Amazing Alternative Adventures

Are you looking to try something different? Need some inspiration to find an exciting experience? As a long term traveller I frequently get asked what are the best alternative adventures I've had, so I thought it was about time I shared some of them with you. In this post I describe 12 amazing adventures that I have enjoyed since I became an overland adventure tour leader in 2013. Some are quite active while others are more relaxing, but…

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Alaska to Panama – A Road Trip to Remember

A photography essay of my overland journey from Alaska to Panama. In the summer of 2014 I embarked on a 105 day trip along the Pan American Highway from Anchorage, Alaska to Panama City, Panama. On this tour I covered 9 countries and a whole lot of miles! I was lucky enough to re-visit these places on future trips, but this was the only occasion where I covered the ground on one trip. This overland adventure took place…

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10 off the beaten path destinations

In this post I describe 10 off the beaten path destinations that I have visited through my job as an overland adventure tour leader. If you're looking for some alternative travel recommendations, read on below!  Some of these remote locations can be accessed with local buses but some require off-road vehicles. That’s where having an overland truck comes in handy! Not sure what overlanding is? Check out this post where I explain exactly what is involved in an…

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So what is Overlanding anyway?

Overlanding means to travel over land in a self-reliant manner, with the emphasis being on the journey rather than just the end destination. In this post I share my journey of becoming a tour leader/driver for an overland adventure company, investigate the history of overlanding and discuss the main overlanding routes around the world. Truckin' at Song Kol Lake, Kyrgyzstan In 2013 I started a big new adventure in my life when I became a tour leader/driver for…

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