The Wonders of Iceland

From the airport we were picked up by the shuttle service from the Blue Lagoon Spa. They whisked us off to the spa, with our faces pressed against the glass taking in the stark surroundings. If you search for things to do in Iceland, hitting up the Blue Lagoon is at the top of the list for a good reason.

Maxpedition Fatboy GTG – Small Shoulder Bag Review

I’ve been using some form of the Maxpedition Fatboy for over five years. I picked up my first one in 2010 just before heading off on a trip through Mexico, Cuba and Central America. A few years later I left it in a hostel in Argentina, by the time I realised and called the hostel it was nowhere to be found.

Hiking in the USA from a European Perspective

I’ve been lucky to spend a lot of time in the USA over the past few years. Working at a summer camp in New York state in 2010 and 2011, road tripping in 2014 and Thru Hiking the AT in 2015. There are some points in here I think many Americans may not realise about their wonderful country. Feel free to agree with me, disagree with me and question me in the comments.

How to Pack a Backpack for Hiking and Camping

I created this video to share how I like to pack my backpack when I go out in the woods. It’s a collaboration between a bunch of cool backpackers on Youtube, check out my video and all the others in the playlist.

Hiking the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in 2017

Never Again. After climbing mount Katahdin in 2015 and completing my Thru Hike of the Appalachian Trail I said I’d never hike a long trail like that again. Once was enough right? Never again… So fast forward a little bit to early 2016, Cheesebeard and Click announce that they are indeed hiking the Pacific Crest […]

Hiking the Annapurna Circuit

After a long and arduous journey from Tokyo we arrived in Kathmandu, colourful, crazy, congested Kathmandu. After the clean streets and iced coffees of Tokyo, Kathmandu came as a shock. Our taxi ride from the airport to the tourist area of Thamel gave us a taste of what was to come. Crazy driving and traffic, […]

Japan Part 3 – Onsen, Yakitori and a Ninja Temple

We explored another country town that day and the weather was really kind to us, bright sunshine and blue sky’s making for some great views and photography. The village, although it was touristy was still an active small farming community that grew a lot of their own crops. In the early evening we arrived at […]

Japan Part 2 – Sleeping in a 400 year old Japanese house

Toilet Talk So I have to talk about toilets for a second. I’d heard toilet technology was rather advanced in the land of the rising sun but I didn’t realise quite how advanced. So yeah they have like a million different bidet settings including specific ones for the ladies, heated seats to keep your tush […]

Tokyo, I think I love you

As mentioned in a previous post I’ve been wanting to travel to Japan for a long time. I guess it started as a teen with exposure to Anime and then the stylistic view of Japan in Kill Bill. Then I read James Clavell’s Epic – Shogun, a book I highly recommend. Since then Ive been dreaming of […]

Heart Attack on the Beach and Complaining about Travelling

A Week in Bali. Don’t worry mum, it wasn’t me or anyone we know having the heart attack. So originally the plan for this trip was to go hiking in Nepal with Click and Cheesebeard, two good friends from the Appalachian Trail last year. Then Michelle decided she wanted to get involved, then No-Hat from […]