Meaningful Travel Experiences

About Me

Outside of my regular day job, my passion is travelling, planning holidays, talking about trips and helping my friends have the best holiday.

I look for value in terms of time and money. I want to make the most of my annual leave and get the most out of every dollar. I believe in travelling the world for  meaningful experiences. Finding quality over quantity. Collecting memories not material possessions.

I grew up pouring over atlases and spinning model globes.

I read and dreamt about travelling the world and spent my spare time learning languages.

Now as I work full time, I am enjoying a combination of weekends away in Australia and New Zealand with a few overseas trips each year.

Once I was old enough to start exploring the world independently, I spent time in New Caledonia, China, France and Thailand. I then moved on to more stereotypical “travel” in South-East Asia, Europe, the US.



Of all the things I am not very good at, living in the real world is perhaps the most outstanding – Bill Bryson

Recent Posts

Sailing holidays

Surprisingly affordable Someone recently asked “what is something you always thought was expensive and it actually isn’t?”, for me the response was easy: sailing holidays. Whilst sailing holidays give off the impressive of absolute luxury, they can be surprisingly...

All about New Caledonia

New Caledonia is one of my favourite places in the world. It’s a distinctive mix of Melanesian and French cultures, all on ecologically unique slice of the Pacific. My first visit was in 2005 and since then I have visited another two times. One thing I truly love...

12-day itinerary for Northern Spain

Northern Spain Roadtrip – Barcelona to Madrid via the Pyrenees. Driving directly, Barcelona to Madrid will only take you around 6 hours. But where is the fun in driving down major highways and missing out on everything Spain has to offer. If you have a week and a half...

Why you should ski in Andermatt, Switzerland

When we were living in the UK we had a week for a skiing holiday in mid-December but couldn't decide where to go. The trick to skiing holidays in December is finding resorts with a sufficient, almost-guaranteed snow base. There are a few early season gems in Europe,...