My Top 10 Travel Experiences

I’ve been pretty lucky over the last few years. I’ve been to many incredible places and done and seen some pretty amazing things. But there’s some experiences that do stand out above the rest. It’s hard to narrow it down to just ten but since I have to do so (well I don’t have to, but I’m making myself do it) then I’d say that it would probably be these, so in no particular order: Continue reading “My Top 10 Travel Experiences”


Getting lost abroad: five places I’ve lost my way and found it again

A wise man – J. R. R. Tolkien, to be precise – once said, “not all those who wander are lost.” He had a point. I love wandering around a new city and I often know just where I’m going. However, that is not always the case. Sometimes when I wander I am just plain lost.

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17 highlights from California

After yesterday’s mammoth California post, I figured it may be handy to write a shorter post with only my highlights from California – just in case you don’t want to wade through 4,200 words about the places I went shopping and where I ate lunch. Continue reading “17 highlights from California”

A Road-Trippers Guide to California

Get ready for a pretty hefty post (there is a shorter alternative here). I wanted to do a city guide for the places I stayed in California but I realised that I didn’t explore any of them fully enough to write a good guide. Well maybe I did but it was a while ago so I don’t remember all the details. Instead, I thought I’d put together a guide for anyone planning a road trip through California, with a brief outline of where I went, ate and stayed. Continue reading “A Road-Trippers Guide to California”

Honduras Part Three: a week in the rainforest

It was an early start to leave the Coyas Cochinos for a rainforest on the mainland: Cusuco National Park. After a breakfast of pancakes, beans, eggs and cheese, we were taken to the airport so that we could change buses. During the changeover, we were allowed a break so we all ran to the closest food outlet: Wendy’s. Although we had had some decent meals during the week, we all needed a good burger. As such, it was one of the best burgers I had ever tasted.

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Honduras Part Two: a week in the Caribbean

July 2007

My week with the conservation charity on the beaches of the Cayos Cochinos soon fell into a routine of getting up early and snorkelling twice a day through the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second biggest reef system in the world, after the Great Barrier Reef.

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Honduras Part One: arriving on a Caribbean island

July 2007

My trip to Honduras seems like many, many years ago now. That’s probably because it was. It was my first ever trip out of Europe. I was 15 and it was in 2007. My school had organised a Biology trip with a conservation charity – Operation Wallacea – for two weeks, so after exams off we went.

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