What kind of Explorer are you?

And why do you love the world? I was faced with these two quite challenging questions when I stumbled onto the (brilliant) BBC travel website today! It's not something I think I've ever really stopped and asked myself before. Why do I like exploring new places? Why does anyone? I kind of have an inkling that …

The Tour de Espana

During the summer in Dubai, we try to go somewhere for a couple of weeks to escape the Middle East heat and humidity. This year, we also had a friends wedding to go to in Spain so thought we'd use the opportunity to explore some parts of the country we've never been to. We flew …

Only in “Straya”

Australia is a pretty unique country. Sure, it shares a lot of similarities with European countries, in particular with England, which you'd kind of expect, but I still think there are some things you see in Australia that are part of every day life there that you just don't see anywhere else. When we went …

Exploring (a tiny piece of) Western Australia 

View Full Size Travel Map at Travellerspoint Over the Easter holidays, or Spring Break, or whatever you call the last couple of weeks, we got out of Dubai, and headed back to Australia. However, instead of going "home" to Sydney, we flew in to Perth, to explore a little corner of Western Australia for the first …

A slightly different side of Dubai

At the weekends in Dubai, it's very easy to spend your time moving from one shopping mall to another, from one cafe to the next, from a designer clothes shop to a frozen yoghurt parlour. This kind of thing happens even more in summer, when it's not really possible to go outside. So last weekend, making …

Beach Bum!

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Places." It might be because I grew up on the South Coast of England, and spent most of my long childhood summers at either East or West Wittering, that still today, the beach is my favourite place to be. I love everything about it. When you are …

Bang on the curve

Some time ago, a friend and I were sat on a Greyhound bus, making the hot, slow journey from Los Angeles to Dallas across the south western states of North America. I can't remember exactly how long it takes, but it feels like days, leaving California and winding through Arizona, New Mexico and into Texas. If …

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