Category Archive: Travel

Exploring Kenya: The top 8 things to touch!

Am I the only one that has been jealous about the way children look at the world with wonder and amazement and think why can’t I have a bit of that for myself?… Continue reading

My welcome to Africa

In these last four weeks I have been grabbed, pinched, touched, warmly greeted, in two cases slowly stroked, the target of a thrown rock, of countless jeers, comments, hellos, smiles, giggles, frowns and… Continue reading

Five crucial life lessons from the Balkans

My time in the balkans really and truly stole my heart, kicked my ass, and made who I am today. I am moving on to new adventures in Africa but I couldn’t let… Continue reading

FAQ’s: The whats/hows/whys/whatthef**ks?! of sailing across the Atlantic

When you tell people you are crossing the Atlantic Ocean on 12.8m (42ft) sailboat from the Canary Islands to the Panama Canal people naturally ask bewildered looking questions, use expletives, state their concerns… Continue reading

Surviving the Camino del Norte: 800+kms of crazy pilgrims, sublime beauty and failed attempts at enlightenment

Whether you are looking for enlightenment, just like slow travel or interested in an intensive way to lose a few kilos while gorging on cheap vino tinto and delicious jamon, the Camino de… Continue reading

Visiting the greek gods on their home turf

I never expected to find myself staring up at Mt. Olympus, the mythological home of Zeus and the other Olympian gods, thinking yeah today is the day I am going to insert “climb… Continue reading

A beautiful day trip from Tirana? It depends.

Albania is the only place I have travelled where I have been asked by locals not to take pictures of the bad things and only highlight the good – it is like everyone… Continue reading

Crete for the anti-tourist

Not in the mood for crowds, museums, or packed historic towns that are on everyones rader? Me neither. After spending the last four months living in Albania and having the pleasure of traveling… Continue reading

10 ridiculous and awesome reasons you should go to Kosovo

The balkans are not for everyone. Some people just can’t hang with the lifestyle here, so I have devised a list of 10 considerations that would be a good litmus test for whether… Continue reading

Paradise found! You’ll never guess where…

I have officially found paradise and I am the first to admit I found it in the most unlikely place. When invited to go on an adventure to Valbona national park in the… Continue reading