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Cologne – A Not So German City

Cologne – A Not So German City

Situated in the north-west of Germany, Cologne (or Köln in German) is one of the more interesting and diverse cities in Europe. Almost completely flattened during World War II, this involuntary renovation gave the city a chance to modernise its architecture and town planning. Seeing as Cologne was first settled by the Romans in 38 […]

Mud and Mayhem! – Boryeong Mud Festival

Mud and Mayhem! – Boryeong Mud Festival

The Great Barrier Reef with Mike Ball

The Great Barrier Reef with Mike Ball

A few weeks ago I packed my bags and headed up to Cairns to spend 2 weeks on board Mike Ball’s acclaimed live aboard boat ‘Spoilsport’. The first thing that struck me when I showed up to the boat was its size!

A Day Out of London

A Day Out of London

London is very difficult to leave. You could spend a lifetime there, let alone a holiday, without getting bored. But London isn’t England: there’s so much to see and do beyond the extremities of the Underground that some longer day trips are de rigueur.

A tightwad’s guide to Canada

A tightwad’s guide to Canada

You can have a heckuva lot of fun without breaking the bank. Here’s how.

Homeward Bound! – New Zealand Part 2

Homeward Bound! – New Zealand Part 2

Leaving Queenstown at first light I travelled through the heart of the South Island and up the west coast to Franz Josef glacier. The journey took me through pristine rainforest and along a wild, windswept seashore. The drive could easily be spread over a couple of days with a night in a riverside campground, but […]

Homeward Bound! – New Zealand Part 1

Homeward Bound! – New Zealand Part 1

I’ve travelled the world a lot over the years, but recently I realised I haven’t properly explored my own backyard. So I’ve got my hands on a Kea Camper and I’m heading on a journey around the South Island of New Zealand. First stop, Christchurch!