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This blog is about independent travel and adventure. It’s about finding inspiration in faraway places. It’s about off-the-beaten-path destinations and extraordinary journeys. It’s about the moments in those places that make you stop and catch your breath. It’s musings and stories and ideas and photography of some of the world’s most beautiful places.
I am a writer, a photographer but before any of that I was a traveller. I first travelled to Europe in 1998, and 2 years later I left my comfortable life in Australia with a round-world ticket in hand – I returned 3 years later with even itchier feet than when I began.
I have been travelling on and off ever since. I’ve lived in Canada, Scotland and Australia, trekked through the Andes and Patagonia, walked 1400 kilometers through Spain, worked in a cyclone-battered region of Bangladesh, backpacked through Morocco, driven 4000 miles through America, and photographed polar bears in the Arctic….amongst many other amazing things that you can read about on this blog.
I love all kinds of travel, but journeying to the more out-of-the-way destinations always seems to leave the greatest impression. Nothing beats spending time in some of the world’s wildest corners and I have a bit of an obsession with cold places.
In 2011 I travelled to the wilds of Alaska, and to the Canadian Arctic to photograph the annual migration of polar bears and in 2012 I travelled solo through Iceland on what I hope will be the first of many trips to Scandinavia.
I also love hiking/walking/trekking…whatever name you give it, I love it!
I have walked the 800km Francés route of the Camino de Santiago in Spain – twice – and plan to tackle the Norté coastal route of a similar distancein the next year or so. The lure of Kungsleden Trail in Swedish Lapland has been tempting me for years and I also plan to walk a small section of that in 2014.
So these travels, or wanderings, tend to take me to some of the worlds wildest, and hence, quietest places.
This website will hopefully inspire you to travel, or at least think about it, and give you some of the tools and ideas you need to do it. Follow this link to see other published writing and photography.
Not sure where to start? Here are some suggestions to whet your appetite. Enjoy having a browse through the site and I hope it inspires you to head off on your own adventures. Happy travels!