My top ten historical destinations in Europe

There are countless historical destinations in Europe to choose between when planning your travels. Anyone who lives here is gifted with easy access to thousands of museums, castles, palaces, fortresses and monuments covering millennia of European history. Anyone outside of Europe usually makes a point to visit at least a few of these (in between, [...]

Review: Saal Digital acrylic glass print

One of my favourite things to do soon after I've returned from holiday is start going through my photos. Normally they end up going into an album on Facebook, a gallery on this blog and into one of my many scrapbooks with ticket stubs and leaflets. Recently however I had the opportunity to do something [...]

Is Te Papa the best museum in New Zealand?

Museums are places of learning. You get a glimpse into past lives to discover what was normality for so many people who came before us. Science, history, art; the essence of human civilisation. But the very best museums step beyond just artefacts to make you feel. They make you understand what it is to be [...]

Review: Auckland War Memorial Museum

On my second day in New Zealand, I headed east and successfully navigated to Auckland War Memorial Museum, in the middle of Auckland Domain (a park with sweeping green lawns). It's highly impressive from the outside, reminding me of Washington DC's Capitol building, although I was somewhat regretful at having to step out of the [...]

Review: Hobbiton movie set tour

Tiny green and yellow doors into hobbit holes. Ale. The Green Dragon Inn. Rolling fields and glorious countryside. An extortionate entry price and a huge amount of selfies. It can only be Hobbiton, the New Zealand movie set used for both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. It was way up there [...]

Gallery: Volunteering in Nicaragua

In 2009 I left school and spent three weeks of my summer volunteering in Nicaragua in Central America. Unlike a lot of my trips which are focused on seeing the attractions and landscapes, these early photos from when I was just getting interested in photography contain many faces of the people I met in Nicaragua. [...]