Travel; A Right or Privilege?

“Travel is a right for those with the means and opportunity” If asked, most would probably and quite rightly vigorously defend the right of every individual to travel. The accuracy of this has been the subject of a few of my online conversations recently. Travelling is considered a right in the ‘developed’ countries of the World, however for the vast …

Thanksgiving – Reasons to be Thankful Pt1

If you live on the Moon the rest of us will excuse you for not knowing it is Thanksgiving in the United States this week. Frifotos the social media phenomenon on twitter where people post images which fit with a specific theme is this week unsurprisingly entitled “thankful.” Taking a look through my own photograph collection for suitable images it …

Population Growth – One in Seven Billion Photo Essay

“A single voice shouted is seldom heard, but many voices whispering in unison can be deafening” Today we officially share the World with seven billion people, as this is the population figure which has been predicted for us to reach this very day. Do not ask me the name of the seventh billionth inhabitant, I am sure it is known …

How the Army taught me to travel

The opportunities for Army travel are extensive, foreign postings, exercises/manoeuvres, deployments and adventurous training expeditions are a few of these. Initially most of my travel experiences were of the ‘normal’ military kind, the first few on that list. Fortunately I was extremely lucky gaining qualifications in outdoor pursuits and spent a large part of my career involved in expeditions throughout …