Epic Journeys; Coast to Coast, Canada with Via Rail

The term ‘epic journey’ is probably bandied about too often, but travelling from Halifax on the Atlantic coast of Canada ...

“True adventurers do not need to seek adventures, adventures will eventually find them”

This site is about travel experiences, discovering a world through cultural immersion, and an attitude for adventure. This aim of this travelogue is to share these adventures through story telling and vibrant, evocative photography. You won’t find endless lists here, just engaging narrative, and tips to help get the most out of every trip. If […]

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Finding Accommodation with Villas.com

Guest post by Alison Bailey Visiting a city, but need help finding accommodation? Searching for something slightly different away from the normal hotels, self-catering, with more flexibility, possibly dog friendly, well, more! Consider Villas.com which don’t just book villas, but also apartments, cottages, holiday homes, and chalets throughout Europe. There is wide variety of cool independent properties available, couples, […]

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A Pilgrim’s Way in Conques, The Aveyron

The mid-afternoon autumnal sun was shining down on St. Foy Abbey, Conques, in the Aveyron, France, from our high viewpoint, it appeared bathed in golden light. The imposing abbey stood proud in the centre of the small village, the triple spires towering over the tiled roofs, and narrow, cobbled side streets. The cobbles worn smooth, […]

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Storm Watching in Costa Rica

The clouds that give the forests of Monteverde, their name were rolling in, as the last drops of colour leaked from the evening sky, the first rumbles of thunder were heard. The sun had played hide and seek in the dense clouds, providing a spectacular light show, as it peeked out from every gap, adding […]

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My Top Travel Experiences of 2014

As the year comes to an end, it’s traditional to review the year, and share the best moments. I’ve often been accused of being premature (don’t ask), so it’s possibly appropriate that I jump the gun, and recall a few memories which made 2014 an especially good year. This may be a risky strategy, the year still […]

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A Culture of Hospitality at Ksan Historical Village and Museum

After taking a short detour to see the Totems of Kitwanga, and several unscheduled photographic pauses along the way, the drive from Smithers to Prince Rupert was taking slightly longer than planned. Arriving at the Ksan Historical Village, and Museum, near the Hazeltons, my curiosity was immediately piqued, this seemed one detour well worth taking. The […]

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Postcards from Lauluväljak; Tallinn’s Singing Ground

This impressive, if empty concert venue is the scene of one of the world’s largest amateur choral festivals. Lauluväljak ‘singing ground’ is in the outskirts of Tallinn, Estonia, and every five years hosts combined choirs of up to 30,000, singing to audiences of almost 100,000. Male, female, children’s, and boys choirs, accompanied by several performing […]

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Photography Tips; Visual Storytelling

“Visual storytelling; Great composition captures imaginations” Storytelling is of paramount importance to travel website publishers, it’s relevance cannot be over emphasised, the means by which the writer inspires the reader. Weaving a compelling narrative, which draws the reader in, writing descriptively to transport them to the destination, is the aim of every storyteller. Great composition captures imaginations. […]

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