Apartheid and discrimination in South Africa

When I mentioned about Apartheid on my Twitter timeline, I assumed it was a reference that…

Fifty Shades of Travel: Giving Up Control

Dhaka is a very large, crowded, and busy city. In fact it’s one of the most…

#ThisGuyCan – A Challenge to Toxic Masculinity

This post, about toxic masculinity, is the first of a new section of my website where…

Beer in the USA

People on Twitter have always asked me ‘Why am I not a beer blogger?’, given that…

Confessions of a Travel Blogger

I am not a travel blogger. Now, that might sound like a strange thing to say,…

The hidden fixed travel costs of having a house

There are a lot of posts around on travel blogs talking about how to save money…

Older People Can Backpack Too!

It seems to be a given that the travelling community is made up of wide-eyed twentysomethings…

The £800 mistake

As I write this today (30 April 2015), it is exactly a year since I ventured…

The Other Dead Sea

The Aral Sea shoreline. It’s pretty cold; I’m even wearing socks. The sky above, coupled with…

The F*cket 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…

Timor-Leste: Occupation and Independence

Many years ago, when the Internet was in its infancy in terms of general use, I…

Fear of Failure

Every so often, I have a ‘wobble’, usually caused by nothing more than a word, a…