6 essential items for a long-haul flight

Travelling is exciting and fun, but the long flights you have to take to your destination can be an uncomfortable affair. There is only one way to enjoy a long-haul flight, and that is to book a first-class or business class seat. However, that is a luxury that not everyone can afford. Though it is hard to make economy class flights enjoyable, you can make them bearable. If you are well prepared and you have bought all the…

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Craft Breweries Around the World

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 only right that I compile a list of my favourite craft breweries from around the world. Where…

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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

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 we 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 in a converted American school bus who was called Betsy. In…

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10 off the beaten path destinations

I feel like the term, off the beaten path gets thrown around quite a lot these days. With  new travel destinations being instantly shared with the world through social media, finding truly off the beaten path destinations is getting harder and harder to do. For me getting off the beaten path often means going to the middle of nowhere. Or going to a place where few others dare to venture, along a route that is not easy to…

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What’s in my backpack? 14 essential items for a photography hike

When I head out for a hike I always take my trusty camera backpack. It is jam packed with everything I need to enjoy a good hike and capture the best moments along the way. When I'm travelling to a new destination certain items are taken out, others are put in and it doubles up as my carry on luggage. Perfect! Here is a complete list of my essential items for a photography hike. I'm not sponsored by…

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So what is Overlanding anyway?

My Journey from snowboard instructor to truck driver In 2013 I started a big new adventure in my life when I became a tour leader/driver for an overland adventure company called Dragoman. It was my biggest challenge to date. I remember completing my application whilst I was living in Tahoe, California. A friend told me I could become a tour leader for an overland company and I remember thinking, what is overlanding?! It was the end of a…

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Do you want a career working in the Mountains?

Here's how I got a career working in the mountains In January 2009 I quit my regular job and headed off to the Canadian Rockies with dreams of endless snowboarding weighing heavy on my mind. What was meant to be just a 3 month break turned into an incredible 5 years, living and working in North America. Here is a short article I produced for Non-Stop a few years back about my time in the mountains. If you…

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