Relaxing Rarotonga: the king of the Cook Islands

Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, is a unique sort of place. In order to visit, I had to go back in time. I’m a time traveller. And I only had to fly to Rarotonga, one of the most beautiful places on Earth, to do it. Thanks to the mysteries of the International Date Line and … Continue reading Relaxing Rarotonga: the king of the Cook Islands

Visiting Australian Ski Resorts In Summer: why you shouldn’t rule it out

I love visiting Australia’s ski resorts during winter. It’s a fun, adventurous environment where people play hard on the slopes and then play harder in the bars and lodges that dot the landscape. It’s a place where you can use the terms “après”, “off piste” and “mogul” without sounding like a wanker. Where drinking mulled … Continue reading Visiting Australian Ski Resorts In Summer: why you shouldn’t rule it out

Why I’m Not A Party Traveller

I looked at my social media newsfeeds not long ago and noticed it was filled with people partying at far flung locations around the globe. Topless blokes covered in body paint on tropical beaches danced with girls in bikinis, grasping buckets of cheap booze with seventeen straws in them to help share the love, amongst other … Continue reading Why I’m Not A Party Traveller

The importance of rest

What’s the first thing you think about when organising a holiday? Accommodation? Flights? Attractions? The price of beer? The last thing a person takes into consideration when travelling or holidaying is the importance of rest. In your planning, if you’re like me, I guarantee that you will study the guidebooks and determine a rough outline for … Continue reading The importance of rest

A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 4

"Loch Ness, trivia nights and Edinburgh ghost tours" There is something about visiting famous locations that holds an element of anticipation, like buying your first car or stealing alcohol from your parent’s fridge. Waking up at the side of a loch in Scotland, knowing I was going to see the famous Loch Ness that day, was one … Continue reading A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 4

A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 3

“Glasgow, ruins and Ben Nevis” I had never driven over the border into another country before driving into Scotland. I wasn’t not sure if there is going to be a large monument or border force. Some kind of line marking the end of England, accompanied by a guard of bagpipers, perhaps? Some kind of sound … Continue reading A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 3

A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 2

  "Getting out of England" If experience counts for anything when traveling, if you’re not waiting for a plane, you’re waiting for a friend. If the friend is there, you wait for a bus. If the bus isn’t the problem, you’re waiting for something else. In the case of our Scottish road trip, we were … Continue reading A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 2