Travelling solo may seem like a daunting prospect. Admittedly there are certain destinations that are just geared up for solo travellers and others…well, not quite. I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled to 76 countries and 40 of these as a solo but for every country that is easy to travel to, there are some […]
It’s that time of year again. Dust off your finery and head to the red carpet – the Oscars with all their Hollywood razzmatazz are upon us. Mind you, despite our best efforts, I think nature can give us a pretty good run for our money. With that in mind here are my hot tips […]
The month’s interview is with Mike Gerrard, a freelance Travel writer Describe yourself in no more than 3 words. Travel writer. What real or fictitious tribe would you be a member of? I love the south-west USA, where I live for half the year, so I’d opt to be a Navajo but it would have […]
Go to any down-town market in Quito, Ecuador’s capital city, and you’ll probably notice the stalls belonging to the curanderas. Their display cabinets are often distinguished by garish, almost toy-like, little cartons depicting amorous couples, coupling, or beaming children. Typically they contain aphrodisiacs and fertility snake oil with unsubtle names like ‘Amor’ and ‘Macho’, or […]
If you’re travelling from Saadani to The Tides, and are offered the chance to make the journey by road rather than by the short by air, grab it!
This trip to Tanzania was my first-ever visit to Africa, and I suppose I had all the usual preconceptions from watching a mixture of David Attenborough and Comic Relief.