Podcast #005: Vanuatu

Welcome to Episode 5 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. As mentioned last…

Day Trips From Perth, Western Australia

I was staying at my friend Shelly’s place for a couple of weeks in Fremantle, Western…

Celebrate Vanuatu Independence Day With Me!

My trip to Vanuatu accidentally coincided with Independence Day; this was unplanned (indeed, I didn’t even…

Nambas & Cannibals: Culture & History of Malekula

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

Podcast #002: Hometown Travel

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

The Valleys

“The miner in the Rhondda, the coolie in Pekin / Men across the world who reap…

Glasgow Smiles Better

See, I grew up in Liverpool in the 1980s. Hard times in a rough city; it…

Mines and Stones – The Hidden Derbyshire

As you know, I live near Derbyshire and I’m more than happy to wax lyrical about…

Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain

I’ve always been interested in history. But history on my own terms, about topics I can…

Of Cabbag…no, wait, Apples And Kings

“You scruffy man; next time I see you I hope you’re wearing socks.” If I’d ever…