2011 A Year of Adventure & 2012 the year of Promise

Looking back is simply not my style, preferring to look ahead at potential adventure; the challenges and opportunities to come. This past year however has been phenomenal for me with some amazing successes that it would have been hard to imagine just twelve months ago. This site and my presence on social media have far exceeded my expectations and that …

Exploring Lost & Found; Where the streets have strange names

The reasons people travel are almost as numerous as for getting up in the morning. Exploring exotic locations, following the sun, chasing the Northern lights, immersion in different cultures, visiting family or friends, city shopping or climbing expeditions the list is almost endless. “getting totally lost even for a little” One of my favourite reasons however is to explore, to …

Home-grown Exploration – Adventures around the Corner

“Some wish for adventure, some actively seek it, but the true adventurer is usually in the midst of them” This site is about travel and finding adventure and now I am going to make an exception and advise against travelling, well at least not too far, not beyond your own neighbourhood. Thinking about adventure often has our minds wandering too …

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 …

Post Paris – Travel in the fight against Terror

Sickening attack I had just booked into a chalet near Millau in the Aveyron region of the Midi-Pyrénées in the South of France and was feeling pretty good. Switching on the television the first sickening reports of the bomb blast and shooting in Norway were being broadcast. I sat on the bed and watched in horrified silence as the whole …

All Things Colour and Spice in the Souks – Photo Essay

“Having a life described as being colourful usually means it is also interesting” One of the great pleasures of travelling is visiting markets and souks, not necessarily to pick up a bargain or experience the culture but just to soak up the sights, sounds and smells that ambush at every turn. Almost all foreign souks have one thing in common; …