A Traveler's Journey

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

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‘We were stranded in paradise until things took a sinister turn’

‘We were stranded in paradise until things took a sinister turn’

Are we the lucky, or the unlucky, ones? Last week I would have said the former, this week I am not so sure. Let me explain. My wife, Sarah, and I are stranded on the island of Waiheke, a half-hour ferry ride from Auckland in New Zealand’s North Island, famous for its beaches, vineyards and restaurants. Bumped off our return flight to the UK at the end of March due to the closure of our transit stop (Singapore), we are still trying to find an alternative flight home.

We arrived here in early February to visit friends and to explore some of the wildernesses of the South Island. Often without Wi-Fi and sealed off from the outside world as the crisis unfolded, we tramped sections of NZ’s legendary Great Walks, and galloped horses in the valleys around Mt. Cook. 

On our return to civilisation, the world had changed. Along

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Meet the artistic locals bringing a slice of Scilly to your home

The Isles of Scilly is the kind of place that sticks to your soul. Once you’ve seen the unspoilt beauty of this Cornwall in miniature with its tranquil beaches, bountiful landscapes and abundant wildlife, it beckons you back time and time again. Then there are the...

I never thought I’d starting running

Look at their faces - no person who is jogging is having a good time. Or so I thought... Running has changed my life, and if the government bans it, I might just lose my mind. Now there's a sentence I never thought I'd type.  Up until about two weeks ago, I loathed...

A lockdown travel guide to Dulwich, ‘London’s Tuscany’

The world has shrunk. But so long as we are still permitted to leave the house for one daily dose of exercise, there is still a shrunken world outside our front doors – full of history, nature and wonder – to be explored. You just need to know where to look. Our...