The Magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Whether I was consciously aware of the connection to the books or films, it seemed my adventures around England and Scotland seemed to coincide with the chosen one. So for all you fans, here is a list of must see’s

Isle of Skye

Take a high speed chase then add in some rolling dirt roads, sprinkle in a few young travelers, a man in a kilt, and a van and vol-la! You’ve got Scotland’s own Cow and Sheep Safari.

Oxford v. Cambridge (II)

Every year crowds gather on Putney Bridge in London to watch the famous Oxford v. Cambridge rowing competition. While the two universities are often intertwined, the cities could not be any more different.

Oxford v. Cambridge (I)

Every year crowds gather on Putney Bridge in London to watch the famous Oxford v. Cambridge rowing competition. While the two universities are often intertwined, the cities could not be any more different.

Easter Weekend Island Hopper (III)

The warm waters of the Mediterranean coast into the Aegean Sea separating some six thousand islands between Greece and Turkey. Each island is vastly different from the next. Some offering sun and fun escapes, others a place of peace and quiet. In a single weekend I managed to spend a day on three incredibly contrasting islands; Mykonos, Rhodes, and Patmos.

Easter Weekend Island Hopper (II)

The warm waters of the Mediterranean coast into the Aegean Sea separating some six thousand islands between Greece and Turkey. Each island is vastly different from the next. Some offering sun and fun escapes, others a place of peace and quiet. In a single weekend I managed to spend a day on three incredibly contrasting islands; Mykonos, Rhodes, and Patmos.

Easter Weekend Island Hopper (I)

The warm waters of the Mediterranean coast into the Aegean Sea separating some six thousand islands between Greece and Turkey. Each island is vastly different from the next. Some offering sun and fun escapes, others a place of peace and quiet. In a single weekend I managed to spend a day on three incredibly contrasting islands; Mykonos, Rhodes, and Patmos.

The Sub-Arctic Tundra

You don’t feel -50 until you feel -50. The air is so dry that not a single wind can be felt. You’re wearing more layers than you’ve ever worn before and the only part of visible flesh underneath it all is the skin around your eyes. So when I hiked up to Pilots monument to get a photo of the city I stupidly took one glove off to capture the city lights shining in the darkness at midday. The result… my fingers being welded to my camera by the unforgiving climate.

Welcome to Yellowknife, North West Territories.

BritBound Gets Around

When immigrating to another country… even if you do speak the language it is critical to do your research to set up your new life. What is often overlooked is how important having a group of like minded people is. This is my second time immigrating to a new country so I am well aware what toll it can take on your psyche. What was missing the last time I immigrated, this time I found with BritBound; A community.

From Russia with Love (VII)

Morning Breaks and winter sets in. The wind tears strait through you and chills you to the bone. It’s the last day in Russia. A part of you wants to get out and take in as much of the city before the plane departs… the other is to damn cold to care.

Guest Post

One of the best things about traveling is meeting like minded people. The same is true of the post travel-writing world. Recently I’ve had a guest spot on the brilliant site Solaris Traveler.

From Russia With Love (VI)

The snow continues to fall. It’s the same lucid dream I’ve been having all week. Then the train comes to a halt and I’m jolted awake.