Malala Day – The Girl who grew up to become an Icon

Today is Malala Day and possibly the most courageous and inspirational 16 year old ever, will celebrate her birthday by addressing the United Nations General Assembly. She will draw attention to a global education crisis, on a day that her attackers had never intended her to see. Malala Yousafzai’s story should be familiar to all. The young Pakistani activist was …

Comfort Zones Aren’t What They Used To Be

Coming to the realisation that this particular adventurer doesn’t live up to the all action, swashbuckling, devil may care lifestyle that is portrayed came as a rude awakening. Though not exactly Hemmingway I’ve been overly proud of my willingness to travel to isolated ‘at risk’ destinations or participate in activities perceived as foolhardy and downright dangerous. Rather smugly claiming “my …

The Solo Travellers Guide to Sex

Those that have taken a vow of abstinence aside, most of those still breathing crave some solo travel romance. A recent article explaining that travellers have increased sex appeal will be welcome news then. Imagine that, every passport stamp makes the owner seem more attractive to the opposite sex, even the most romantically challenged can have the sexual magnetism of …

and the Ultimate Romantic Destination is …….

Happy Valentine’s Day, thanks for taking the time out from reading through the mountain of cards you received and the planned romantic dinner to view this post. Especially as there is also a mountain of published articles recommending the ultimate romantic destination, hotels and restaurants to take your special somebody. Where to whisk them to in a gesture of love …

Mind Travel; The Stuff of Dreams

We get bombarded by travel inspiration every day. Travelling vicariously is probably the most popular form of travel of all. Exposure to television commercials, programmes and documentaries which can whisk us off to the most distant and exotic destinations at the flick of a switch. Epic movies are cinematic events, circumnavigating the planet within the space of two hours or …

The Romance of Travel

Romance’ “a feeling of excitement that you receive from new and slightly dangerous experiences” – A MacMillan Dictionary definition Regardless of whether this definition seems appropriate, it’s impossible to deny travel appears romantic and therefore this definition is applicable. Explorers past and present reach almost hero status, their exploits in discovering our world leaves most awestruck. Vast expanses of wind-blown …