The 10 Weirdest Places I’ve Been

I get asked on a regular basis where is the best place I’ve visited. It’s a hard question to answer because over the years I’ve fallen in love with so many destinations and all for different reasons. However, someone asked me a slightly different version of this travel question the other day: where is the … Read more

Video – Watch 3 Years of Travel in 3 Minutes

Around the world

On 20th September 2010 I set off on an around the world trip that I thought would last a year. As my career break came to an end, I knew that I couldn’t go back – not because I’d done anything illegal (that I’d been caught for), but because wanderlust has taken root so deep … Read more

Recommended Hostels in Latin America

Whenever I meet travelers en route to South or Central America, I’m always quick to pass on my list of recommended hostels in Latin America, not least because I know what it’s like to turn up at a place and wonder if Hell might have any vacancies as a better alternative.    A hostel, the … Read more

Guest Post: Cycling from Alaska to Patagonia

Indiana Jo – cycling from Alaska to Patagonia and climbing the highest points of each country in between? Given I’m very wobbly on two feet, let alone on wheels, I can’t proudly claim that achievement, but Thomas Laussermair can.   Taking a staggering 14 months and who knows how much energy expended, Thomas has kindly agreed … Read more

From Semuc Champey to Flores: The Chicken Bus Route

There I was in Semuc Champey, the middle of Guatemalan nowhere, I’d explored the caves, toured the mirador, swung in a hammock for a decent amount of time, I was ready to move on. My next stop in Guatemala would be Flores and the jungle shrouded Maya ruins of Tikal. All I had to do … Read more

How NOT to Visit Semuc Champey

How NOT to Visit Semuc Champey

This post is about visiting Semuc Champey (or, rather, how NOT to visit Semuc Champey) and is part of my Around The World Series. Don’t decide to visit Semuch Champey without knowing what it is Semuc Champey was the word on everyone’s lips in Guatemala. I mean EVERYONE! Never mind Antigua or even Tikal, visit Semuc … Read more

Earth Lodge Antigua: An Avocado Farm in Guatemala

Earth Lodge Antigua

This post about Earth Lodge Antigua, an avocado farm in Guatemala is part of my First Time Around The World Series (my very first set of posts, way back when) which you can read in this section here. I was toying with a festive theme for this post given the proximity of Christmas but I suspect everyone … Read more

Isla De Ometepe: My Barefoot Volcano Hike

  This post about Isla de Ometepe is part of my First Time Around The World Series (my very first set of posts, way back when) which you can read in this section here. Isla de Ometepe is very simply an island comprised of two conical volcanos looming out of Lake Nicaragua. What else was there … Read more

Getting to San Juan del Sur from Costa Rica

getting to san juan del sur from costa rica

This post about getting to San Juan del Sur from Costa Rica is part of my First Time Around The World Series (my very first set of posts, way back when) which you can read in this section here. The longest journey ever lay ahead: Getting rom San Juan del Sur to Costa Rica I hit Central … Read more

Santa Teresa Beach Life in Costa Rica

Santa Teresa Beach Sunset

This post about Santa Teresa Beach Life is part of my First Time Around The World Series (my very first set of posts, way back when) which you can read in this section here. Getting to Santa Teresa Beach from San Jose The day didn’t start well. In addition to the 4am wake-up, I ended up … Read more