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Mar 12, 2017

Bulging day packs and bank notes gone mad in Venezuela!

Imagine having to carry a backpack full of bank notes just to pay for your meal? This is how it is in Venezuela today and […]

Jan 24, 2017

Lost cities, jungle, quaint towns and beaches…Colombia has it all!

As soon as I mentioned that my next travel destination would be Colombia the reaction immediately was “why?” and “it’s so dangerous…you must be mad!” […]

Dec 27, 2016

Memories of a detour through Pakistan

As a traveller I have a bucket list of countries that I really want to visit and Pakistan had not even reached my radar. Pakistan? […]

Nov 25, 2016

City2surf Charity Run – Sydney, Australia

My first ever charity run transpired when I was living in the Blue Mountains in Australia performing my house and cat sitting duties.  I was […]

Oct 30, 2016

Trekking the Overland Track in Tasmania – awesome but gruelling!

The minute we stepped off the plane in Launceston the drop in temperature from mainland Australia was shocking. My down jacket and gloves were whipped […]

Oct 22, 2016

Whale watching in Mexico…such a magical experience!

I had attempted whale watching many times over the years at various hotspot locations around the world but failed to catch one glimpse of these […]

Sep 27, 2016

Bus Standoff on the Road to Masca, Tenerife

This is a guest post by Amy Trumpeter of My heart started pounding and I gripped Simon’s hand, possibly harder than usual. If I […]

Sep 20, 2016

Chasing tornadoes…

Storm chasing in ‘Tornado Alley’ is one of the most unusual but exciting experiences I have ever had…six states were covered in all 17 days […]

Sep 19, 2016

My first television book interview with the Made in Leeds TV Channel

I could hardly contain my excitement when I received a call from Kerry Maule at the Made in Leeds TV channel asking if she could interview […]

Aug 26, 2016

A Cuban reunion…in Krakow

Remarkably, after meeting six strangers on a bus in Cuba a reunion was organised five months later…destination…Krakow! After purchasing a cheap Ryanair ticket I was […]

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