My Inner Traveller and Inner Environmentalist, two very fiery characters, debate whether or not I should go travelling.
You’ve heard of dairy farmers playing music to their herd to relax them into squeezing out more milk, right? It’s old news. Well, I just met a bison bull with a penchant for Elton John’s ‘Tiny Dancer’. We were driving through the Lake Audy Bison Range in Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, keeping our eyes … Read more
Dear Reader, you will, I know, be nothing less than thrilled, delighted and relieved to hear that my hair returned to its bouncy, shiny self as soon as we battled our way past those disagreeable border patrol guards and arrived in the United States. My bonce has had a traumatic nine months, losing sight of … Read more
Who you’re with can make or break a trip. Everyone knows that. You choose your travelling partner carefully and you respect them, just as you expect them to respect you, if you have any self respect, that is.
What makes travel harder are those travellers you don’t choose to travel with, yet end up in the company of, forced to listen to their drivel until your ears bleed.
Every so often a place comes along, or more accurately, I come along to a place, that reminds me of why I travel. Nicaragua’s Isla de Ometepe is one of those places.
They say the best things in life are free. I beg to disagree. Travel, one of the very best things in life according to me, certainly isn’t free. But once you’ve forked out for the flight and accommodation, it doesn’t have to cost the earth. Simple pleasures are the best.
Persons A and B are locked in a room overnight. So are some mosquitoes. Person A is smothered in insect repellent. Person B wears none. Person A wakes up with bites on toes, ankles, hands and face. Person B has none. Guess which person I am.
Why does travel have to be about ‘doing stuff’? Sometimes, simply sitting and looking is all it takes…
Travelling drunk. Is it acceptable?
My blog hasn’t been the most focused aspect of my writing recently and for that I apologise. This is going to change. I have added a new section for reviews to OverlandTraveller.com. All reviews – as honest as ever – will now be published there. Check it out here (bottom of left-hand navigation). From now … Read more