Podcast #001: Travelling Barefoot

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

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…

“Liebster Award” Chain-Slam Thingy

Right. For those of you who haven’t come across it (I hadn’t!), the “Liebster Award” is…

The £800 travel mistake

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

Why I don’t want to holiday in Australia again!

First, let me get something out of the way. I love Australia, I really do. Obviously,…

Fear of Failure

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

Introspective: Why people don’t travel with me

As I type this, I’ve just spent two days in Minsk, travelling with my friend Ali.…

But what happens then … ?

Something I’ve not given much thought to: I’m going for a year travelling, but what happens…