East Coast Road Trip – Cairns to Balgal

We had two weeks and a roughly penciled plan…

Trails and Tales – A Walking Tour Of Saigon

It occurred to me lately, after spending a year living in a new city, that I’d become fixated on its current state. Finding my feet within a new culture had required a leap of faith. All of my energy was focused on catching up, and then keeping pace with the whirlwind adventure I’d latched onto. Living…

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…

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…

Jumping Bloukrans Bridge

Five”… “Bloody hell they got me here fast, my toes are so far over the edge they might as well just dangle me over.” “Four”… “Wow, the gorge really looks beautiful at sunset.” “Three”… “Well, I guess it’s too late to back out now.” “Two”… “Right OK, if I’m doing this, I at least need…

Phu Quoc, Part 2- Riding South

It was the perfect morning to hang your washing out, warm and breezy with no sign of rain. At 8 am we were served eggs and pancakes while our feet sat buried deep in the soft sand of Long Beach. As the waves lapped against the shore nearby, we hatched our plan for the day,…

Phu Quoc, Part 1 – Riding North

Fresh Air has become an illusive figure in my life. I never used to notice it. Air was air. But now everything I write has this recurring theme. Fresh air. I crave it. And so in another quest to escape the polluted cauldron of Ho Chi Minh City, we packed our bags and headed to…

Giang Dien Waterfalls

There is rarely a greater treasure than spending a night under the stars. Something about the stillness is liberating, calming and serene. In a clearing under a canopy of tall trees we ignited a tray of coals and watched the warm flames dance. As the night sank into a deep darkness we cooked a feast worthy…