Unicorns in Cape Town: What it’s like to live in a party mansion for 11 days

As you know, most of my travels thus far have involved things like wildlife, architecture, culture, and walking. I just took a minor detour via Cape Town, and have emerged, poisoned, from a party which took place in a seaside mansion and lasted 11 days.  The only wildlife was the family of three mice who … More Unicorns in Cape Town: What it’s like to live in a party mansion for 11 days

A New Year’s Eve adventure in Tasmania, with a cameo from Leonardo DiCaprio

Disclaimer: Leonardo DiCaprio did not actually come to Tasmania (I fucking wish), I meant this BLOG features a cameo from Leonardo DiCaprio. You’ll see why…  The latest place I’ve crossed off my 30 Before 30 list is Tasmania, which is an island off the southern coast of Australia. I initially thought Tasmania was a different … More A New Year’s Eve adventure in Tasmania, with a cameo from Leonardo DiCaprio

Antarctica, Part II (featuring nudity and tears)

Days aboard the Sea Explorer fell into a natural rhythm that went like this… Awake each morning, in a gently-swaying cabin, layers of thermals strewn around the floor, to the mellifluous tones of Hannah’s voice over the speakers. “Well good morning everyone…” she says, exactly the same way every day, before launching into a soliloquy about … More Antarctica, Part II (featuring nudity and tears)

Antarctica, the number one place you need to go before you die, Part I

Antarctica. The only place left on the planet reserved, under an international treaty, for science and exploration only. A utopia of sorts. And, after 28 years of travel, hands down the location of my all-time favourite trip ever. I went expecting to be the only person under 40 – a situation my travel agency had … More Antarctica, the number one place you need to go before you die, Part I