Northern Norway – an Arctic Adventure

Northern Norway – an Arctic Adventure

09 DEC, 2016 Northern Norway – an Arctic Adventure   The word ‘Antarctica’ has extreme connotations, and many people probably conjure visions of windswept icy plains, severe weather conditions, and isolated research posts. However, fewer have...
Running the Rift

Running the Rift

05 NOVEMBER, 2016 Running the Rift Valley Marathon, Uganda. Running a marathon had always been an ambition of mine. But as with a lot of people, I sometimes doubted I would ever get around to it, or felt I wasn’t up to it – or worse: that I might fail. So,...
Great Wall of Europe

Great Wall of Europe

19 JUNE, 2016 The “Great Wall of Europe”, Ston, Croatia. Second only in length to the Great Wall of China (a stretch of which I have also walked), this defensive wall in Croatia lays claim to be the largest in Europe. Although only around 5km in hiking...
Dear Ellie – A Rough Guide to Tokyo

Dear Ellie – A Rough Guide to Tokyo

15 MARCH, 2016 Dear Ellie – A Rough Guide to Tokyo The following is a letter I wrote to my sister, Ellie, and her husband in March 2016 when she asked if I had any tips for their upcoming visit to Japan in the April. I know Tokyo well – although the rest...
Icelandic ‘babymoon’ – VW style

Icelandic ‘babymoon’ – VW style

13 SEPTEMBER, 2015 Icelandic ‘babymoon’ – VW style I’ve always been a fan of camper vans. The idea that you’re still camping – still ‘roughing it’ – yet fully able to get out and about, choose to move on (or not),...