Travelling Light – Backpacking with only carry-on luggage

“Travel Light”. It was in my tagline, and it’s one of my blog’s ‘niches’, but what…

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 travel 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…

What to expect on buses in West Africa

Have you ever been tied up? Seriously. Have you ever had your partner tie you, with…

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…

Trains in the former Soviet Union

Travel on trains in the former Soviet Union is a slightly different experience, compared with travelling…