Exploring the Night Markets of Bali

Exploring the Night Markets of Bali

Fried chicken, fresh snapper, glistening squid, packed spring rolls, the click-hisssss of a Coke can being opened. Indonesian night markets are places of wonder and heat. Heat in the air, heat of the flaming grills and the heat of the food. During the day, the area is...
The Wild Nights on the Ocean

The Wild Nights on the Ocean

I woke up and was on my hands and knees in a split second. The sound of the rain hitting my bedroom window had sparked something. For the briefest of moments, I thought only of reefing the sails.  Except my flat doesn’t have sails. It’s not bobbing about...
Pompeii: Time Travelling in Italy

Pompeii: Time Travelling in Italy

The fallen city in the shadow of the mighty Vesuvius I’ve been told it’s overrated. It’s ‘too touristy’. It’s not as good as people thought. Good? It’s not a word I’d use to describe this landscape of time travel. Of destruction. Of death. Of incomprehension. No, good...
The Truth About Travel: You Have to Make Up Your Own Mind

The Truth About Travel: You Have to Make Up Your Own Mind

There is no universal experience When I was 20, I backpacked across the US from Chicago to Los Angeles over two months. My best friend and I volunteered on tiny organic farms and caught trains and buses across eight states. All of our friends said the same thing....
Homesick for the 50th Parallel North

Homesick for the 50th Parallel North

I arrived in British Columbia in early autumn after having lived in the tropics and subtropics for a year. I’d left the UK the previous year and sailed south. I’d been to countless Caribbean islands, lived in the mangrove jungles of Panama and sailed across an ocean....