Barefoot Sandals in Everyday Life

In principle I should have always been fond of standard barefoot sandals, given my generally barefoot…

The F*cket (Anti-Bucket) List, or Places To Die Before I Go

Everyone has a ‘Bucket List’, a tick-off sheet which itemises all the things you’d like to…

I Was Born In Year Zero: The Killing Fields

I was born in Year Zero. To be absolutely precise, I was born a few months…

Minimalist Sandals

As you know, often when I travel, I’m completely barefoot. However this isn’t always practical, or…

Podcast #040: First Time Travels

Welcome to Episode 40 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. Do You Remember…

Podcast #039: The People’s Republic Of South Yorkshire

Welcome to Episode 39 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. In this episode…

Hiking in Ardnamurchan

Ardnamurchan is a peninsula in the far west of Scotland, lying about halfway up, kind of…

Oban and Kintyre

Oban is deceiving. When you look on a map, it seems to be a large town…

Podcast #038: Bucket Lists Revisited

Welcome to Episode 38 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. In this episode…

Podcast #037: Snow

Welcome to Episode 37 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. In this episode…

Podcast #036: Spirits & Wines Around The World

Welcome to Episode 36 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. We’re back to…

Podcast #035: Toxic Masculinity and Gender Pride

Welcome to Episode 35 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. This episode is…