In April this year, I went further than I had ever been before to tick a 5th continent off the list. The long white cloud; Aotearoa; 2 weeks in New Zealand! With such limited time and flying both in and out of Auckland, it was always going to be a rush. I quickly realised that, just [...]
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 [...]
My summer bucket list 2017 featuring castles, roller skating and sunrises! Plus more summer bucket list ideas to make your own.
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 [...]
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. [...]
Bletchley Park - the home of British codebreakers who cracked the enigma machine in World War II. As both a history and computer nerd, I've been wanting to go for a while. After watching The Imitation Game and Hidden Figures, I finally got round to organising a visit as the March / April destination for my 'explore the UK' [...]
A selection of my best photography from my solo backpacking trip around Japan, April - May 2016. Featuring: Tokyo, Fujikawaguchiko, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Himeji and Kamakura.
Backpacking is how I really started travelling, and it's still one of my favourite ways to visit a new place on a budget. In line with my previous posts on where to go on your next holiday, I've highlighted three classic backpacking trips. Whether you want to go for a few days or months on end, [...]
It always surprises me at just how many people seem to think that going on holiday means buying a package of flights, hotel & tour online or through a travel agent, then turning up at the airport to be whisked away. I suspect that one reason is that they think it's a load of work [...]
Overview In December 2016, for the very first time a new event was held at Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire - the Spectacle of Light. The castle reopened for visitors to explore after dark with illuminations and music. After arriving at the castle and showing tickets, you start walking through a laid out path in [...]