Fishermen’s Tales; Lives through a Lens

Fishermen may not seem sexy and a surprising topic choice for a photography and travel essay. Their tall tales and fondness for exaggeration aside some guy in chest high waders is only likely to appear on the front cover of  “Fly Fisherman” or perhaps “Fetish Monthly” rather than “Vogue” magazine. Firemen and other uniform wearing men of action are much …

Postcard from Cuba; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

Choosing one photograph to represent a destination especially one that provided dozens of great photo opportunities is a challenge. Regular readers are already aware of my affinity for Cuba; a fascinating culture, a character on every street corner, new, interesting scenes encountered with each step, bustling cities in a beautiful and diverse country. The trip last year has resulted in …

Great Tips for Doing Nothing

“The sightseeing tourist will visit all the attractions but the explorer will discover their own”  At the risk of appearing the laziest traveller on the planet I’m going to confess my fondness for doing nothing. In reality it’s doing nothing in particular, in other words exploring a destination without a particular plan. This suits my philosophy of travelling, preferring to …

Itinerary Cognac Country – French Atlantic Coast

My travel plans for this autumn include a trip to Cognac in the Poitou-Charentes region on the Atlantic coast of France over the period 2nd – 7th September 2012. I will be a guest of Visit PCharentes @VisitPCharentes and the visit is co-ordinated by Magellan PR @MagellanPR. It will be a welcome return to a region of France I visited at the …

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 …