Pleasure: Travel To A Happy Place

We all have one. Some of us have more. Those places, those moments that we take ourselves to, that instil a sense of complete calm. Whether we’re at a bus stop in the pouring rain, or in yet another stressful meeting, travel to a happy place is sometimes, the only thing that keeps us sane.…

The European Union: A Thank You

I don’t want to talk about Brexit. Instead, I want to tell the story of my personal relationship with the European Union. As the only citizenship I’ve ever known, the UK’s membership of the EU has shaped me into the person, and traveller, I am today. From early childhood, my experience of free movement, opportunities…

In Pictures: Lille’s Historic Façades

Lille’s complex history is visible in the architecture of its prominent buildings. From the cobbled quartier of Saint André, to the tinted glass of the Euralille shopping centre, a walk through the city tells a story of constant evolution through the diversity of its façades. As part of the old County of Flanders in the…

Fuelled By Bubbles: Running La Champenoise, France

I hadn’t expected it to start with a hill. As a lime green mankini and its host buttocks pulled away up the gravel path, the tiny town of Reuil dropped away behind me, and I puffed my way through the first kilometres of France’s strangest sporting event. Reuil sits in the Champagne-Ardenne region of northern…

The SA Trilogies: Bolivia’s White World

Some places have to be seen to be believed. During my second month in South America I drove south from La Paz towards the town of Uyuni in southern Bolivia: A base for the world’s largest, and highest salt lake. A White World Salar de Uyuni is literally translated from the Spanish for ‘salt flat’…