St Helena; Journeying to a remote South Atlantic Island

Journeying to St Helena, in the South Atlantic is one of the last, true voyages available. Although the building of an ...

“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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Guide Tales; Finding Hidden Zurich

The benefits of exploring a city, and remaining observant are topics of a recent post. The chances of finding the unexpected, hidden side of a destination is easier with the help of a local guide. Maggie, my friendly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic guide to Zurich, certainly showed me the nooks, and crannies. It’s unlikely many of these would have […]

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Flight of the Valkyrie; The Inaugural Flybe Birmingham to Reykjavik Flight

Guest post by Alison Bailey Just occasionally life throws up a true once in a lifetime opportunity; on June 29th 2014, the inaugural Flybe flight from Birmingham to Reykjavík was such an experience. I’d been offered a seat, giving me the chance to see a little of Iceland. I was to spend three days there, and […]

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Zurich, Switzerland; It’s all in the Details

How many tourists visiting Zurich, or any destination rush from one attraction to the next, ticking off a list of ‘must see’ sights, racing to the best coffee shops, and recommended restaurants? There’s rarely enough time to explore any city, let alone lift heads often enough to see anything other than the destinations ‘Top 10’. […]

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Lighthouse Love on the Atlantic Coast, Canada

It’s easy to fall in love with lighthouses, they’re usually found in stunning locations, sitting high above crashing waves on rocky promontories. They seem to dominate the prime real estate market, built on the most desirable plots of land. It would be easy to spotlight beautiful lighthouses in the far-flung corners of the world, however after […]

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Postcards from a Sun Painted Caraquet Harbour

Sometimes, everything seems to fall into place, and with the dipping sun, over the quaint fishing harbour in Caraquet, New Brunswick this seemed one of those moments. The sun was playing hide and seek, sneaking in and out of the thick base of dark cumulonimbus clouds as it slowly slid towards the distant horizon. Painting the sky […]

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Arctic Iceland; A Photographers Delight at 64° North

Guest post by Alison Bailey Three days is not nearly enough time to explore Iceland, but this is all the time we had to grab a slice of what the island has to offer. There is plenty to see, and experience, so much that I’m planning a personal trip to explore at leisure. Quite simply I’m hooked. […]

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Bald Eagles in Flight; The Prince Rupert Airshow

The BC sky was filled with feathered dive-bombers, swooping, diving, cartwheeling and sweeping low over shallow waves, Prince Rupert, raptor squadron reporting to entertain. Dozens of bald eagles provided a spectacular display, rivalling any international airshow, their acrobatics the envy of even the most skilled pilots; an elegant dance in the sky. Every passenger was on the […]

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