Planning A Kruger National Park Safari from Johannesburg

Kruger Safari from Johannesburg - giraffe

Over 100 years old, covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres and home to The Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo), Kruger National Park in South Africa is one of the oldest, largest and most popular safari parks in Africa. Which is why I chose Kruger for my first ever safari. As a complete newbie, … Read more

40 Things To Do In Milan (That Aren’t Churches)

I had a draft of this blog called: Milan – the city that never satisfies. Because until this trip (my 4th to Milan), that’s how I felt about the city. Perhaps it was because I’d only ever spent one day in Milan. Or it was because most of articles about things to do in Milan … Read more

Does IPL at home work? Philips Lumea Review

Does the Philips Lumea work? I googled this extensively before I bought my IPL machine and, I couldn’t really get a straight answer. So I decided to go ahead, buy one and write a Philips Lumea review myself.  It’s taken me over a year to write this. Not because I’m lazy…or because I’ve been sat … Read more

12 Best Things To Do on the Cote d’Argent

The Cote d’Argent is a 230-kilometre stretch of pure sandy beach – the longest (and damn sight finest) in Europe. It sits in the southwest corner of France on the Atlantic coast famous for surfing, holidaying, outdoor activities and eating. Locals will tell you that Napoleon loved it here and was the one to initiate … Read more

On The Road Again – The Path Back To Nomadic Life

My heart is at the beach nomad life

“I don’t think it’s for me,” I say to the estate agent as I poke my head into the en-suite.  She takes it to mean that I don’t want to buy this house. But I can’t help feeling like I’m saying something more profound. That this – the home owing and the fixed location and the … Read more

ACL Surgery Recovery – 15 Things I Would Have Done Differently

This might be another side-venture from my usual travel topic but ‘that post’ about my ACL surgery has fast become one of the most popular on this site. Not only have people told me it’s been a huge help, it’s offered a place for people to share their own stories and, in doing that, help … Read more

10 Best Things To Do in Toulouse France

When people think about the South of France, most would picture the beautiful beaches and resort towns of the French Riviera. But did you know there’s so much more to this amazing region? In particular, the beautiful city of Toulouse, the capital of the South West region of France. Toulouse is an intriguing mix of … Read more

Planning a Bombay Sapphire Distillery Tour at Laverstoke Mill

I’ve drunk Bombay Sapphire gin all over the world. Literally.  In that bar in Hong Kong, where the theme was blue, and Bombay Sapphire was the perfect fit.  In that tiny mountain town in the USA, where I came across the white label version (mystery behind that uncovered below). I’ve found it on offer in … Read more

Grief and Travel

travel and grief

My mum died. Christmas day, of all the days. It came as a surprise but really it shouldn’t have. Looking back at my calendar over the previous 18 months, I realise how littered it had become with her doctor’s appointments. I spent so much time at the hospital, the canteen ladies started to ask if … Read more

Taking the Baja Ferry from Topolobampo to La Paz in Mexico

Chances are, if you’re a tourist taking the Baja Ferry from Topolobampo to La Paz, you’ve just rolled off Mexico’s splendid Copper Canyon Train (El Chepe as it’s known locally) and are looking to explore Baja California. In this post, I’ll give you all the information you need to take the Baja ferry from Topolobampo … Read more