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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Egg Laying Ninja Turtles from Costa Rica to Queensland

It’s often surprising how one special moment can instantly transport anybody involved to another time, and place where a similar, related experience occurred. Recently, on a beach in Costa Rica, I found myself thinking of a morning in Queensland, snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. Sat in almost total darkness on a beach at Tortuguera, […]

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Monkey Business in Costa Rica

The rainforests of Costa Rica, swarm with exciting animals, noisy, but often elusive birdlife, crawling insects, lazy swamp caiman, dozens of species of monkeys, and even the fabulous jaguar. It was one of the things which appealed to me most when visiting the country, exploring the forests in the clouds. “best impression of an excited […]

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Google Nexus 5, Smartphone Photography

Guest post by Alison Bailey There is no doubt about it, mobile phones just keep getting smarter, and smarter, and the included cameras better. So is it time to leave the big guns behind, and travel light? The opportunity recently arose to put a Google Nexus 5 smartphone to the test against my professional Nikon kit […]

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Browsing the Markets in the Aveyron, France

An autumnal mist was stubbornly hanging around as our group browsed the colourful market stalls of Villefrance-de-Rouergue, in the Aveyron region of France. It obscured the high spire at the top of the Church of Notre Dame, and even swirled just above the canopies of several of the stalls. The markets take place on Thursdays, […]

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Wildlife Watching in Alutaguse, Estonia

“Sssshush” was the swift, and abrupt rebuke in reply to my slightly too enthusiastic “Hi”, as the door to the hide opened. They take wildlife watching seriously in Alutaguse, Estonia. Dusk was rapidly descending outside the shelter, and the other ‘watchers’ were already quietly staring out towards the clearing. All were hoping for a glimpse of […]

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Costa Rica, Naturally – Itinerary

In a few days I’ll be taking off from Manchester for a new, and very exciting destination for me, Costa Rica. Organised by Minube the trip is over the period 15th to 22nd October, 2014, and apart from visiting San José, some national parks, a volcano, and a jaguar rescue centre. It promises a very exciting trip, […]

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Grand Canyon Oman; A Natural Wonder

Being the biggest, deepest, or longest doesn’t necessarily make something the best; Grand Canyon Oman isn’t a mile deep, or a mile wide, but it still demonstrates the creative splendour of Mother Nature, the architect. On the day we visited there weren’t any mule trains, or trekkers making their way up, and down, it’s unlikely it’s as […]

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