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Wandering the World

Stories and tips from around the world.

Category: Travel

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For my second trip of 2022 I would be returning to Italy, a place I'd not been since 2009 and was keen to revisit to see more of, and with a better camera and photography skills than before.

August 30, 2022

Hauteville House

Guernsey Day 4

To finish the stay in Guernsey, I'd got a tour booked for Hauteville house - the former Guernsey home of Victor Hugo whilst he was in exile from Napoleon. With that done I'd then be flying home to Gatwick.

May 17, 2022


It’s been quite a journey getting to Guernsey. Usually I’ll know where I’m going overseas at least a year in advance. Unusually, for 2020 I had no idea where to go. I’d been wanting to visit Chile and Easter Island for a couple of years, but the friend I’d agreed to go there with was unable to. When it got to the point in 2019 when I’d seen people tweeting about how good an ultra marathon in Guer …

May 3, 2022


Half-way into my trip, the rules for foreign travel changed, and on that Sunday I found myself having to book a PCR test for Day 2 instead of the LFT I'd already received. It then took until Thursday, the day after returning home, for the company to post my PCR, and I received it the following afternoon by DHL. I took the test straightaway, and my parents took it to the priority postbox as require …

December 11, 2021


A month after getting back from a trip around Germany, I was now starting to think about my upcoming trip to Cyprus, and making sure I had everything I needed for this to go smoothly and be enjoyable.

November 16, 2021


My next adventure is about to begin - a few days of exploring on foot and bike around the city of Amsterdam, and doing the marathon whilst I'm there.

October 8, 2019


Tandem Skydiving

A surprise birthday present meant I would be going skydiving - one of the things I had on my bucket list.

July 20, 2019


Once upon a time I was given the chance to live and work in the city of Chicago. I tried to figure things out quickly, hoping to make it a smooth as possible - I looked at bank accounts that would allow easy access to money from overseas, and I even bought a new coat that would keep out the windchill of the city supposedly famous for its winds (although this is not actually what the moniker means) …

October 1, 2018

Dalmatian Coast

Preparing for a trip across two European countries with my sister, with the travel between places to be organised by a third-party. All we needed to do ourselves was to decide what we'd see, and how to get from Bled to Ljubljana at the end of the trip. This time we'd both be travelling light.

August 14, 2018

How I Plan My Trips

Planning trips can take a lot of work, and sometimes it may feel like you\'re forgetting things. I find that by using a spreadsheet I can be prepared enough without losing the spontaneity of finding new things whilst you're there. In this post I go into detail about how I plan my trips.

May 3, 2018

A photograph of money

What does travel cost?

Travel overseas can be expensive, but is it always? What does a typical trip cost compared to a more economical one such as in Europe?

April 27, 2018

Utah Day 1

A very long day of travelling, and eventually arriving at a hotel in California

April 3, 2017


When planning for Arizona I’d come up with the idea of a road trip from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, and then down into Nevada. The first two places were about the only parts of California I’d not visited after having been to the state first for Comic Con, and then later for a Big Sur road trip. There were a few National Parks in Utah that one of my friends wanted to visit as well so c …

March 26, 2017


At the end of 2015 an opportunity arose for 2016 as I heard about a new marathon by Impact Marathon Series which aimed to bring aid to Nepal following their recent earthquake. When abroad I usually do some training runs, but so far I hadn’t had the opportunity to race. As this was a country I’d not yet visited, after asking a few questions I decided to go ahead and enter. This started off as bein …

November 7, 2016


After going with my sister to New York City in 2014 we agreed that we’d have another trip to the states the following year. To start with this plan was for a short trip to Florida so we could go to Disney World, and the John F. Kennedy Space Center. With news that Disney had bought Lucasfilm and would be creating a new “Star Wars Land” there we decide we’d delay the trip and instead go to Arizona. …

September 27, 2016

California Roadtrip

It was time to plan a new adventure, one which this time would involve driving around the USA

October 27, 2015

East Africa

In planning for this next adventure, I decided having two camera bodies would be advantageous - no need to change camera lenses whilst dealing with dust from the savannah.

February 16, 2013

Recent Trips

> “In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly lo…

For my first trip of 2022, I was heading to the Bailiwick of Guernsey for a 36 mile ultra marathon around the island. As with any other trip to a new place, of course I'd try to get in as much tourism…

This country split into two by conflict is one which my trip would also be divided into two due to the pandemic. For my first part of the trip I would be there sightseeing as 2021 approaches it's end,…

Twelve years ago, before the age of the smart phone, I visited Berlin at the start of my adventure spanning three European countries. I was younger then, and less experienced at travelling, and with a…

I have to mostly agree with Sir Terry - there are so many bikes in Amsterdam with lanes specifically for them. As long as you're alert it's not a problem. It's so different in some ways from other Eur…

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Recent Races

Threshold Race to the Tower
Having done Race to the King and Race to the Stones, when Race to the Tower started it was one I wanted to try as well to complete the set (although ...Castle has started and finished since then too) …

RunThrough Chase the Sun Leicestershire 10K

Guernsey Day 2
This was a race I'd been waiting a long time to do, and it was one of the highlights of a really nice weekend away seeing friends. Sure there was rain, but there was sun as well. There was just the 's…

MK Rocket 5K
Today was a (mostly) downhill run in Milton Keynes - the Rocket 5K. I wasn't really sure what to expect going into it after how the last two years have gone, but felt it would be a good indicator of w…

Leicester's Big 10K

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