An Unfamiliar Sky

I’ve been travelling regularly as part of my job for a good year and a half now. Thanks to work, I’ve been all over Europe, as well as visiting Africa, the...

Messing about in boats — there’s nothing quite like it. I first got a taste for it when I was seven years old on Loch Lochy near Inverness. My father stationed...

This month marks the 20-year anniversary of the beginning of the Rwandan genocide. I was honoured to be invited to a remembrance event at the House of Lords in March, after...

Airport layovers are a weird kind of purgatory. The period spent in limbo between where you came from and where you’re going to is often in a timezone that has no...

Even when we were technically in the desert, speeding across the stony ochre plains, we were still waiting for the Sahara to rise up from the dust and roll out a...

Travelling makes philosophers of us all. When you’re away there are good times, there are brilliant times and then occasionally there are the not so much talked-about sad and bad times...

The word hostel means different things to different people. If you’ve never stayed in one, but saw that movie then it’s unlikely you ever will. I imagine though, that if you’re...

This post has been inspired by two things: firstly I am taking part in HostelBookers 7 Super Shots, the challenge from the HostelBookers blog to post seven travel photos I’ve taken that...

When all the things that need saying have been said, and all the things that need doing have been done, where can you go to be still and quietly enjoy the...

You’re on the Internet and you’re reading a blog, so I’m just going to go ahead and presume you like cats. I recently took a trip to Morocco, which I’m currently...

I’m having a night in with a spiced chai latte and a nature documentary, so I thought I’d share with you a little bit about my thing for animals. It’s more...

Ahhh, me time. How I do love my me time. How much time you can bear to spend alone differs dramatically between each and every person. There are those who can...