North-Western Kenya: A Trip To Remember

Nearly every year since 1994, Geography undergraduates from Royal Holloway, University of London have visited Marich Pass, in NW Kenya for a field trip. In 2009, I was lucky enough to go myself. After coming across my old photo album, it felt it only right to share some memories of that trip. Continue reading North-Western Kenya: A Trip To Remember

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Cutting from Daily Telegraph Travel winning article

Published: Just Back: How (not) to Cross a Volcanic Crater Lake in The Philippines

So I had the best Sunday wake-up call today when my friend Fern (@fernabouttown) messaged me to say my article on crossing a volcanic lake in the Philippines was published in Saturday’s Daily Telegraph Travel section! The UK daily paper runs a weekly travel writing competition under its ‘Just Back’ from section and mine was the winner for that week. The Saturday paper has a circulation … Continue reading Published: Just Back: How (not) to Cross a Volcanic Crater Lake in The Philippines

Travelling: The telling the parents moment

New Zealand is a place that most people know something about. It comes with. some inherent knowledge of the key places and sights even if you haven’t been yet – photos from friends of friends on Facebook, inspiring Instagram travel posts or any number of movies filmed there – Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit series, being obvious examples. My head was certainly filled … Continue reading Travelling: The telling the parents moment