Travel Guide: A (mostly food) Tour of Rome (Italy)

Trip profile: A "must visit" destination even if you're the kind of traveler who's loath to fighting the tourist hordes. The iconic monuments will pre-occupy most first timers while the food will have you planning your return visit. Timing: 48 hours in January but needless to say it could have been so much longer. It … Continue reading Travel Guide: A (mostly food) Tour of Rome (Italy)

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Travel Guide – Road trip to Albany (WA, Australia)

Trip profile: Road trip starting and ending in Perth, taking in Pemberton, Denmark and Albany as well as a hike in the Sterling Range national park. Timing: 72 hours, November 2017. I would recommend visiting during the early days of summer as the longer days allow for more stops.   DAY 1 Start point: Perth … Continue reading Travel Guide – Road trip to Albany (WA, Australia)

Travel Guide: Kangaroo Island (SA, Australia)

Trip profile: A road trip that revolves around wildlife and unique geological formations in an environment that enforces a (welcome) disconnection from society not just due to its geographic location, but also the absence of cell reception. When to go? Over a long weekend. While I'm sure you can spend several weeks on Kangaroo island, two days … Continue reading Travel Guide: Kangaroo Island (SA, Australia)

Travel Guide: Venice (Italy) – paper faces on parade

When to go? Definitely during Carnival. The sight of everyone in masquerade roaming the movie set canals of Venice is a unique experience. Despite the crowds, the cool January weather makes it all tolerable. I definitely wouldn’t want to be battling the hordes during the peak summer months. Duration: 48 hours Local eats: Fritelles, Chichetti & … Continue reading Travel Guide: Venice (Italy) – paper faces on parade

I hope you never lose your sense of w(a)nder(lust) #st8ofmind

37 out of my last 50 weekends in London began with a view that looked something like this: The natural reaction to such a rate of travel is one of disbelief. Many find travel exhausting, which is perfectly understandable. After all, I don't enjoy waiting at a dreary departure gate to board a budget airline which was … Continue reading I hope you never lose your sense of w(a)nder(lust) #st8ofmind