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Everyone should have a role model, someone whose character and achievements you admire. For me that person is Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin and all round crazy guy who does not like to a...
Travelling to new places is always about self discovery. Finding out why you view certain things the way you do, breaking misconceptions and realising there is no such thing as 'normal'. What you...
If you're looking for a quintessential Italian experience then look no further than Florence and Siena. Both are steeped in culture and have a long history stretching back to Etruscan times aroun...
Have you ever had the misfortune of being stuck with family watching an oversized bonfire, in the form of a Burning Man. What people find so interesting in burning stuff is beyond our comprehensi...
When asked to sum up the Buddha’s teachings up in one phrase a zen teacher Suzuki Roshi simply said, “Everything changes.”. We must remember this in our daily lives and understand that clinging o...
Day 3 of our Italian adventure took us to the wonderful city of Naples which is known for its rich history, pizza (which originated in the city) and passionate football fans. Maradona football sh...
Every time I visit Italy my train passes Bologna and I just can't help but jump out, even for a couple of hours. Bologna boasts a one of a kind atmosphere that's hard to replicate, even with othe...
Gandhi once said 'The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members'. This might be an odd way to start my post about Amsterdam but I believe the Netherlan...
A recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Amalfi Coast lies in the southwestern region of Campania, Italy and is recognised worldwide for its cliff-side Mediterranean fishing villages, lemon t...
Lets be honest, the sheer act of traveling is a little bit of a hassle. I can never sit by the pool and just put my feet up for a few days but the unpredictable flight schedules, hotels and taxi ...
Latvia may not be the first county you think of when planning a trip abroad but through serendipitous circumstances I ended up spending a week here in order to detox my mind and body. I spent the...
I consider myself a pretty spontaneous individual so when a chance to visit Greece, France and Italy in the space of a week landing in my inbox, I found it difficult to resist. I always considere...
Even the most dedicated of environmentalists are likely to turn a blind eye when it comes to travel. Why? Because travel is simply so rewarding. It's a hard thing to give up. But let's admit it: ...
When most people think of a relaxing holiday they envision a hot climate, a cocktail and maybe a hammock by the beach. I decided to do a complete 180 and visit Ukraine, a place that is undergoing...
Although I consider the Italian Riviera to be one of the most stunning places in the world I have to say that its French counterpart is sure to give that accolade a run for its money. Nice is con...
Practically everyone has a dream vacation, that one destination you’d give anything to visit. But for many, that exotic locale is out of reach financially. Whether you’ve always wanted to take th...
Continuing on from PART 1 of my Eastern European journey I found myself in Western Ukraine. After a sweaty but comfortable 24 hour train ride a whole new part of the country was open for explorat...
My Italian travels continue and on this week's menu we have the famous city of Bologna. Many people associate the term Bologna with cured pork or a savory spaghetti sauce. The name, however, refe...