You may be surprised to learn that the canary bird is not the inspiration behind the name of the Spanish island, Gran Canaria. In fact, the original meaning roughly translates to “Great Island of Dogs”, which is a slightly...
Hurtling through the Highlands. Loch Ness to my left, a cliff side to my right. I was in the back of a van full of complete strangers, the day after a 12 hour car-crash of a train journey. The...
Like most people, Russia’s probably not at the top of your holiday wish list. But allow me to redress the balance and tell you why European Russia can be an exceptionally rewarding place to visit, and give you some things...
The first time travelling without parents is a beautiful, formative experience. The endless possibilities of the world stretch out in front of you like the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River. You can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone...
Travelling around the United States was the most exciting and terrifying thing I have ever done. But you’ll be pleased to know it was totally worth it. Beyond the obvious reasons, (that it was the best time of my...
A new year always brings the promise of fresh and exciting experiences. In 2017, my new year's resolution, in relation to travelling, is to visit a wide range of places, with each having its own lessons to teach its...