When I first travelled the world for a year I decided to start a blog just to keep my family informed of my progress and the adventures I had been having.
Travelling the world for the first time, especially to places of such wonder and mystery such as China, Vietnam and Fiji, everything is new, everything is wondrous and there is an adventure around every corner. … More The Money Shot
There is a vast amount of discussion on wordpress blogs about travelling solo. Having experienced both travel with a partner and travelling solo I thought it was time I shared a my perspective on both, in a new segment for a Wandering Memory. … More Travelling Solo – Loneliness
As per my previous post on Cape Range, Western Australia. I felt it was time to share the incredible Wandering Memory experience of diving what a lot of people call ‘The Best Shore Dive in the World!’ – THE NAVY PIER. … More ‘The Best Shore Dive in the World’ – Navy Pier, Ningaloo Reef
I was lucky enough to be accepted into an USA exchange program during my college years. This was what I always wanted, I wanted to travel America, I wanted to live there, and this was my time, my opportunity.
I was accepted into my third choice, being the University of Utah. I really didn’t know much about Utah, isn’t it the home of the Mormons? I was really annoyed that Boston and Chicago were already full, thats what we were told anyhow… … More The Final American Frontier – Utah america
Since my parents retired they are fast becoming the most well-travelled people I know! and coming from me that really is something. They call it ‘S.K.I holidays’, i.e. Spending Kids Inheritance! Isn’t it great to have witty parents?
Anyhow there next trip is back to the incredible country of China, to explore more of the interior (what I classify as real china!). They have been to Shanghai and Hong Kong before but never to the most iconic of attractions – The Wall, The Warriors, The Pandas and of course the Yangtze River. … More A Glimpse into the Past – Terracotta Warriors – Xi’an, China
Whilst traveling, it is inevitable that you will meet new people (even if you don’t particularly want to). Some, you will have an instant connection with, and some you won’t. Some you will keep in touch with for years to come and some will become a fading memory. … More Connections
I no longer want to… Share a dormitory with 11 strangers Drink all night and go to work the next day Eat a cheap ramen noodles every night to save money Drink so much that the next 2 days are pretty much written off Be uncomfortable when I sleep Stay in a place that looks … More Pure Luxury – Seychelles
During my travels I have been subjected to numerous different types of accommodation from the 5 star luxury resorts in Thailand, to a damp and dingy box in Africa, and let’s not forget the 100 bed dorm in the Fijian islands. I have never been adverse to dorm rooms, they are cheap they do the … More A Dormitory Story – Sydney
This was the day I was dreaming about, the real highlight of a visit to China, in the middle of nowhere surrounded by mountainous terrain for as far as the eye could see. This was what my trip was all about; a feeling of elation consumed me. It was the first time I had felt … More Elation & Wonder – The Great Wall of China
It’s funny what we discovered our American friend had never experienced: Wispa and Aero Chocolate Bars A country pub A Kinder Egg – Actually Illegal in USA Pimms Yorkshire Puddings Fried Bread Take away wine (in plastic glass) A Chinese and Fish & Chip Restaurant in the same location Donor Kebab’s Fried Bread Red Leicester … More Out of the Box England – An Americans Request – Finale