If you only travel to one ‘Hot’ Destination this year……..

New Year, new travel suggestions, it is that time of year that travel publications roll out their suggested hot destination list for the coming year. These can be useful, especially if anybody is not actually aware that Australia, India, Argentina or Portugal exist! In some cases they may have a vested interest in the destination, they maybe organising their own …

2011 A Year of Adventure & 2012 the year of Promise

Looking back is simply not my style, preferring to look ahead at potential adventure; the challenges and opportunities to come. This past year however has been phenomenal for me with some amazing successes that it would have been hard to imagine just twelve months ago. This site and my presence on social media have far exceeded my expectations and that …

The ABCs of Travel – Reflections on a Wanderlusting Life

A favourite travel site Landlopers recently posted detailing Matt’s travelling life giving me cause for reflectionon my own wanderlusting. At the end he suggests that I should pull my finger out and do a similar post, a worthy challenge so here it is: A: Age I went on my first international trip: Late to blossom as a traveller not making …

Travel; A Right or Privilege?

“Travel is a right for those with the means and opportunity” If asked, most would probably and quite rightly vigorously defend the right of every individual to travel. The accuracy of this has been the subject of a few of my online conversations recently. Travelling is considered a right in the ‘developed’ countries of the World, however for the vast …

Wanderlust, Perpetual Travel & ‘Chasing the Horizon’

What is Wanderlust “Chasing the horizon” for me defines the love of travel, describing perfectly the irresistible urge to make a journey or the continual hunger for experiencing new cultures. It encompasses an ‘attitude for adventure’ and a ‘free spirit’ and suggests that like man’s best friend it lasts for life. “The time to stop travelling is when the horizon …

Travel; Aphrodisiac or Contraceptive?

Did this title get you intrigued, wondering what could it be about? After all travelling to a remote or exciting place is sure to include some romance, very special and an experience which won’t be forgotten. Whilst the latter will almost certainly be true, romance may not be the certainty initially anticipated. Having travelled to a far off exotic and secluded island, you enjoy …

How the Army taught me to travel

The opportunities for Army travel are extensive, foreign postings, exercises/manoeuvres, deployments and adventurous training expeditions are a few of these. Initially most of my travel experiences were of the ‘normal’ military kind, the first few on that list. Fortunately I was extremely lucky gaining qualifications in outdoor pursuits and spent a large part of my career involved in expeditions throughout …

Journeying; Travel without destination

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled.” – Mohammed This is one of my favourite quotes; however maybe in the modern era, relating how you travelled is more relevant. Is it possible to still make the journey the true adventure? Flying has taken a great deal of the ‘journeying’ experience out of travelling; it …