Walking the tightrope: Balancing life and travel

The question I get most often by friends and family with regards to travel isn’t specific to a location or a travel activity. It’s not how much a flight costs, or which hotel I stayed at in San Francisco. Usually, the question is “HOW do you travel so much?!” On average, I try to visit…

Bangkok in 3 days

Mad, loud and congested, Bangkok takes some getting used to. Like all great cities, though, there are many layers to Bangkok, and like a sultry seductress, the city does not give up her secrets easily. We spent a short three days there over Christmas, squeezing in as much as we could, including a daytrip out…

A few of my favourite walks: London

London’s beauty only fully reveals itself when you take to her streets. There’s nothing quite like feeling the centuries of history underneath your feet as you wander down a cobblestone alley or as you try to imagine what Dickens saw as he strode down the same streets, decades ago. Here a few of my favourite London walks….

Five Unique Places to Spend the Night in

Forget the five star luxury rooms with their overpriced mini bars and boring, standard issue art on the walls – where’s the fun in that? There are far better, and more unique, places to spend the night. Not all of these options listed below mean giving up a proper bed and running water either; from…

A few of my favourite museums in New York City

There’s no lack of choice when it comes to museums in New York City. Any top ten list of the city’s attractions will include at least one museum, and for culture vultures, the hardest part is choosing which ones to go to. These are three of my favourite museums in New York City. The Metropolitan…

Phuket, I love you long time

We land in Phuket in the late afternoon, a low haze on the horizon greeting us as we landed. Our accommodation is in Kata, a 30 minute drive away from the airport. At first glance, Phuket shows no sign of the hedonistic beach lifestyle it is marketed for abroad – we pass by industrial lots,…

Packing for Norway: Winter Gear

I’ll be heading off to Norway and Sweden in just under a week! The excitement is palpable. We’ve pulled down the suitcases and started to fill it with stuff – gifts and goodies for the friends we are seeing during a stopover in London, guidebooks and gee gaws – but the most important stuff is…