It's no secret that I'm not a fan of LA. After my brief stop there ten years ago, I always said I wasn't bothered about ever going back. But it felt kind of unavoidable on a road trip that was leading us down the coast of the USA, and in some ways I did want… Continue reading A Fleeting Visit To Los Angeles
I hold an unpopular opinion............I'm not a huge fan of Portland.*takes a deep breath*There, I said it. I can't believe it, either. After everything I've heard, even the slogan, "Keep Portland Weird", I felt like I was going to love it. There was no way that I couldn't.But after a walk around the (pretty small)… Continue reading Books, Doughnuts & The Most Ridiculous Museum Ever In Portland
A road trip in the Canadian Rockies in October was always going to be a risk. The last time I went to the Icefields Parkway, arguably one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the world, it was September and we had low clouds and rain on the way up the Icefields Parkway, and slightly… Continue reading Road Tripping The Icefields Parkway In Autumn
I decided a few months ago that I'd quite like to paraglide in Canada. After all - the beautiful mountain vistas provide the perfect backdrop, and it would be my first time paragliding so I couldn't think of a better place. I found out that you could paraglide from Grouse Mountain with spectacular views of… Continue reading A Paragliding Adventure Over The Canadian Rockies In Golden, BC
I'm always excited to visit Banff. It might help that I have some awesome family there, but Banff in itself is inexplicably one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, so I'm lucky to have excuses to visit often (if 3 times in 12 years counts as often). But on this trip, we'd be… Continue reading A Drive Through Two Underrated Canadian Rockies National Parks
I've been reminiscing a lot recently. I've also been looking forward to the next few months, and the realisation that I'll be 30 at the beginning of next year made me think of my gradually-forgotten goal of visiting 30 countries, which I assumed would be long reached by now. The truth is, I stopped country-counting… Continue reading 10 Countries I Want To Go Back To
Ten years ago, I embarked on a journey that I suppose in some ways changed my life. The trip itself wasn't particularly life-changing, but I made friends who I still have to this day. It was my first real "independent" trip, even though I was on a tour with twelve other people, all my age… Continue reading Ten Years On: My Travel Diary From Trek America!