5 of my favourite places to see in Malta!

I’d heard lots of things about Malta, not all of which were positive, before we decided to make it our winter escape in February 2016. Some family friends had raved about it, making the beautiful Mediterranean island their yearly… Read More

Photo blog: Patarei Prison, exploring Estonia’s past

This was honestly the highlight of my time in Tallinn – however morbid that sounds. While undeniably creepy, it is a fascinating insight into a very dark period of Estonian history. This former sea fortress was built in… Read More

Montenegro: the best country in Europe?

Well, is it? Largely off the usual European tourist trail, this country has endless beauty and a fascinating history.

Small Islands, Big Walk: Best Bits of Gran Canaria (On & Off GR131)

As Gran Canaria was one of my favourite islands, I’ve decided to do something different than just writing a diary-type-blog of all five stages of the GR131. Whereas I did that for Lanzarote (here) and Fuerteventura (here and… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: GR131 on Fuerteventura (Stages 1-4)

This blog features as part of my 900km+ walk across the Canary Islands. Click here to read more. After a days rest in Playa Blanca, I couldn’t wait to be moving on. While this trip has always intended… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: La Graciosa (not the GR131)

If you read my last post, you’ll know that my first night in the Canary Islands was spent wrapped up in my bivvy on sunset beach on the beautiful island of La Graciosa. (In case you missed it,… Read More

Bratislava: more than a day trip from Vienna!

It was back in April 2016 that I first decided to visit Slovakia, a relatively small country in Central Europe. Slovakia’s capital Bratislava, I feel, has been largely overshadowed by the nearby more popular cities of Vienna, Budapest… Read More

Microadventure: Kinder Scout, Peak District

Being the cliched individual that I apparently am, I wanted to kick off my year (at least) of adventures in symbolic fashion. Yesterday, that’s exactly what I did – with my very own microadventure to climb Kinder Scout in the… Read More

2017: My upcoming year of adventures

So… I quit my job. Probably best to start with that. While I’ve had a fantastic four years in my job, I felt it time for a change. And no, not a change of job… You might have… Read More

2016: A review of this years travels

In 2016, my travels continued – visiting 8 different countries, 5 of which I’d never been to before. While 2017 promises to feature some of my most exciting adventures yet, I wont say much more about that until we start the new year (so… next week then).

Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park

If you only have time to do one thing in Croatia, there’s a choice to make. If you’re a lover of history, architecture and crowds of people – head to Dubrovnik. However, if you’re a lover of waterfalls, natural beauty and crowds of people – head to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Reflections on my visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau

When I decided to write this post, I was planning on taking a much more logical and historical approach. I planned to explain the difference between Auschwitz and Auschwitz-II-Birkenau and was going to write the usual spiel about prices, tour guides and exhibits. But I got lost in my own thoughts and none of that seems important now.