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Wanderlust – Excited by Travel

On a recent trip, a colleague stated “I’ve seen plenty of dolphins”. The reasoning behind their confession was, it wasn’t worth an early start to see a few more. I’ve also seen my fair share of dolphins, yet getting up early to see more seemed a worthwhile sacrifice. However, everybody has their own motivation, and is entitled to choose what …

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 has some legs in it, …

Home; The Most Underrated Place on Earth

“There’s no place like home” We’re all aware of the above quote, but how many genuinely believe the sentiment it represents? There is another equally well-known, and relevant saying “familiarity breeds contempt”. Hopefully not many are contemptuous of their surroundings, but it’s true that we become blasé, even indifferent to what is familiar. People are naturally curious, we have an …

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 …

A Traveller’s Life; The Peaks and Troughs

“Adventure is cautious impetuosity” Peaks and troughs, highs and lows, swings and roundabouts, life is a rollercoaster, rough with the smooth; no I’m not trying to break a record for the number of metaphors in a single sentence. These are all terms used to describe the normal cycle of life, sometimes the going is good and at others it is …

Flying Emirates to Adelaide; Pioneers in Luxury

The opportunities to genuinely be a pioneer in the modern era of travel and exploration are rapidly diminishing. There are occasional reports of especially intrepid adventurers discovering a new cave system in Venezuela or a previously undiscovered tribe found in Papua New Guinea but as the unmapped world dwindles these are becoming increasingly rare. So when the opportunity to join …

Children make better Adventure Travellers

While travelling on a train recently I could not help smiling at a young mother and her two children. A little boy and his little  sister, they were clearly excited, the boy especially was like a hyperactive Duracell bunny. There was a mature gentleman sitting across from them attempting to engage them in conversation, not an easy task I assure …

My Travel Inspiration – Inspired from within

There is never any shortage of travel inspiration, it is everywhere, we are bombarded by it on a daily basis. Magazine articles, high street billboards, television, the internet, travel agency deals, films, friends, overheard conversations even inflight literature can have us planning the next holiday before the current one is even started! The choices are almost limitless, however it is …