Colombo – Blowing Out The Cobwebs

I’ll admit, it took me a little while to settle back in to life as a backpacker. It seemed as though I’d become a little too accustomed to city life in Melbourne, where latte’s are always on hand and things run at a somewhat orderly pace.   Asia has a unique way of reminding you…

East Coast Road Trip – Noosa

From here it was only a short walk around the point to Little Cove where we watched the surfers crowding the quiet bay, all waiting for that perfect ride back to shore.

5 Lessons I’ve Learnt About Adventure Travel

1) Be prepared On the morning of my deep dive training it was wonderfully sunny. Cruising out to the dive site I sat on the top deck of our little vessel completely distracted by the scene around me. On the lower deck, other divers scrambled around assembling their equipment. We were advised that we’d be…

Kruger: A Feast of Lions

Before heading off on Safari I was constantly asked, “what animals are you looking forward to seeing the most?” My answer was always the same, “everything, anything…all of them!” Not a single animal would disappoint me. I wouldn’t turn my nose up at any of them. Being brought up in Wigan my upbringing wasn’t filled…

Kruger: In Two Shakes of a Lion’s Tail

I’ve spent the last week re-writing ‘War and Peace’. My version detailed a gripping journey through the beautiful Kruger National Park. I described every animal with an artists precision and relived my journey by describing every bump in the road. Re-reading my ‘masterpiece’, I quickly realised that I’d written a diary entry…and nobody wants to…

Chasing The Big Five – Mjejane Game Drive

The big five! Not necessarily Africa’s biggest animals, nor the rarest or the most ferocious. The term ‘Big 5’ actually refers to the animals most coveted by 19th century, white, colonial hunters. Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard. They were the most sought after prizes, the trophy kills. They became the most dangerous animals to…