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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!