The Art of Travel: photography and writings from around the world
As Cat Stevens once sang, “Baby baby, it’s a wide world” and he wasn’t wrong – 40,075 km wide to be exact. He also sang that “There’s a lot of bad things out there” but that’s just a tad melodramatic for my liking. In my experience there’s a lot of fun things out there and this part of my website is dedicated to all the fun adventures I’ve had travelling over the years. But, as in the immortal words of Dr Seuz, “It’s fun to have fun, but you’ve got to know how.”
Random Posts form around the World
Stories by World Region
I have organised my posts by regions – so pick a place, any place and dive in!
Africa & The Middle East
I was travelling for quite a few years before I started writing for Lonely Planet ( can read more about how I became a Lonely Planet author on this page.) My first trip was to Japan with a friend where we became English teachers and from there I never really looked back. So 15 years, 90 countries, five continents and three backpacks later, I’m still going strong. I’m a survivor of three bus crashes, a shipwreck, malaria and marriage. I’m a bit like a weed – not so pretty but hard to kill.
After that I settled down for a bit and wrote Roam: the art of travel which was published by HarperCollins in New Zealand. (You can read about Roam: the Art of Travel on this page.)