On this site I share my experiences of travel around the world –  the many highs, as well as the lows. My adventures include tough hikes, epic road trips, months-long backpacking trips, working in various countries, and extraordinary encounters with wildlife. I have travelled for both leisure and for work, with others or alone, across several continents.

For anyone out there who is thinking of going on their own adventure, and want ideas or advice, I discuss the reasons for travel, the different ways of getting around, as well as the positives and negatives of different approaches. I also look at the opportunities available and the rewards to find on the road.

Along your journeys, I hope you find, as I did, a love for exploring the world’s most spectacular terrain, discovering nature’s wonders, observing animals both big and small in the wilderness, and ignite your adventurous spirit.

My travels

My favourite way to get around, whether it’s a weekend trip or a two week holiday, it provides the freedom to explore.

Walking in the wilderness, up mountains, down into valleys, through forests, next to lakes and even on top of volcanoes.

Encounters with wild animals both big and small, from elephants to echidnas.

A subjective list of the most awe-inspiring and inspirational sights on our planet.

Stories of unforgettable trips, including backpacking, hitchhiking, and road trips.

My travel guide

  • tips for planning trips, including your first
  • deciding where to go, what to see and do
  • how to get around
  • my thoughts on travel
  • what I have learned
  • why I still get excited about planning new adventures