Trekking on Malekula

“At top of hill now. You want stop for rest?” asked Jojo, our guide (*). We…

Nambas & Cannibals: Culture & History of Malekula

Malekula, the second largest island in Vanuatu, is noted in culture for two things, and they’re…

Malekula Island – An overview

When I was researching places to visit in Vanuatu, the island of Malekula stood out as…

Podcast #003: Bucket List Travel

Welcome to Episode 3 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. This time the…

Podcast #002: Hometown Travel

Welcome to Episode 2 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. This week, the…

Podcast #001: Travelling Barefoot

Welcome to Episode 1 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. I aim to…

Beer in the USA

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

Day Trip To Plovdiv

I spent two nights in Sofia, but while I was there I took a day trip…

24 Hours in Sofia

“Our flight time will be about 2½ hours, thanks to a strong tailwind. The current weather…

The Ballad of August 1993 (and other stories)

So, let me take you back to the heady days of the mid 1990s. What were…