Things You’re Likely to Discover if You Travel For a Year

Everyone has their reasons A year ago I left my apartment, sold most of my furniture and appliances, packed my bags and then said goodbye to all of my family and friends to go travelling on an open ended holiday. I had a list of hundreds of places around the world I wanted to visit…

The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca and the Death Road

Just before I left to hike the Inca Trail we all met up with the Canadian’s from Huacachina. Right away we realised that we were a pretty sweet crew and decided to keep going with the journey south together when I finished the hike. While all of this was happening Mariska finally became too sick…

The Inca Trail and Cuzco

I’ve been hiking for as long as I can remember. From the time I could first walk my parents and grandparents would take me for walks through the forest at home and by the time I was 6 or 7 years old I would go off exploring on my own. I’d return at the end…

Arequipa and Colca Canyon – Peru

Somewhere during the last day at the oasis we forget to book our tickets to Arequipa because we are enjoying ourselves a bit too much. We arrive at the tour agency in the afternoon and find out that there is only one bus left with tickets… it’s not a good one. To make things worse…

The Coastal Deserts of Peru

I arrive in Lima at 6am in the morning after one of the most brutal flights I’ve ever had. You see, for 5 days before getting on the flight I’d been partying in New Orleans and had run my body into the ground. To pile onto this, the flights I’d booked left the next day…

San Francisco, Yosemite and Big Sur

The bus trip up to San Francisco was a long and kind of boring affair. Once through the ranges north of Los Angeles it started raining torrentially and the temperature fell with it. Searching on the internet I found that there were flood warnings everywhere and my plans to drive out to Yosemite started to…

Los Angeles and San Diego

Flying into Los Angeles after being in Colorado is about the biggest swing in extremes it’s possible to have in the USA. Flying in over the city is daunting enough, seeing it sprawling to every horizon with countless freeways running bumper to bumper with congestion. Emerging from the airport and seeing the insanity unfold on…

Colorado – So Much Altitude

By the time I arrived in Colorado I had been hopping from city to city for a couple of months and it was time to take break and spend time somewhere a bit more chilled out. Flights from Texas to Colorado are really cheap, and everyone I’d spoken to had recommended going there so I…

Europe’s Unknown Hiking Paradise – Part Two

The drive to Zabljak is to put it simply, stunning. All of the mountain ranges in Montenegro are made up of the same limestone/Karst region that makes Croatia and Greece so spectacular. The other result of this is that most of the rainwater that falls simply percolates into the ground and then into underground rivers….

Europe’s Unknown Hiking Paradise – Part One

Back in August 2015 I was travelling along the coast of Croatia when I met another Australian guy, Nate, who was also travelling solo and heading south. We hung out for the next couple of days with some other travelers doing the usual Croatian tourist musts; beach, party, admiring yachts, chilling and admiring the ladies…

Texas

Stepping off the plane in Dallas, Texas, I was greeted with the greatest feeling in 4 months. It was over 20 degrees! But I didn’t have time to enjoy the weather just yet because I was heading to Austin on a massive journey using just about every transport possible from Washington; walk>Uber>train>flight>train>walk>bus>Uber. When I finally…