It’s A Mystery: Camping On The NSW South Coast

I wake up slightly disoriented and quickly tug at the zip. A tepid breeze sifts through the tall trees overhead, casting flecks of sunlight on the leaf-littered forest floor. A mild morning glow touches the branches of eucalyptus and bird calls echo towards the ocean. Only the occasional bark of an excited dog pierces the tranquillity…

Mad Englishmen & Dogs: A Day Out in Brighton

Everyone knows the saying. As the UK saw the hottest day of 2014 so far, the media frenzied and so did the general public. I include myself in that statement, because, along with what seemed like a million other people, I had decided to escape the city and head to Brighton.   Never having been…

The Medieval Merchant Port Of Tenby, Wales

As you drive into Tenby you would be forgiven for cursing the bumper-to-bumper traffic that now fills the narrow streets every weekend. But it wasn’t always like this, once a medieval walled fishing town in South West Wales (its Welsh name; Dinbych-y-pysgod, translates roughly as little fortress of the fish) it was once a bustling…

24 Hours On Malaysia’s Langkawi Island

I just really needed a wash. It had been several days since I’d felt warm soapy water running over my skin. There had been a handful of bus trips in the humidity of southern Thailand, a scuba diving course spent immersed in tropical waters, after which I had (wrongly) considered myself completely cleansed. Then there…

A Day On Australia’s Bondi Beach

I’m not hipster enough to live in Bondi. I’m not just saying that because I’m not a Sydney-Sider, nor a backpacker by definition, but because what I wear, how I act, the music I listen to and hell, probably even the hobbies I have, don’t fit the mould of your typical Bondi resident.   As…