Driving the Carretera Austral

Learning to Drive the Carretera Austral

March 4, 2018 Andy 0

You know when you’re advised to pack a large can of tyre weld for your trip that the road ahead may not be all plain sailing but nothing could have prepared us for the demands and exhilaration of driving the Carretera Austral through some of the most incredible landscapes on the planet… […]

Port tasting at Graham's Lodge

Putting the Port in Porto

February 4, 2018 Andy 0

It’s hard to imagine I was semi-seriously considering paying €38 for a bottle of port. Last week I would have laughed out loud at such a preposterous prospect. Yet here, alongside its terroir, it tastes like liquid heaven and worthy of its price tag. […]

Travel Talk

In Search of My Writing Mojo

October 17, 2017 Andy 0

To what extent has the travel blogging industry, and my own writing, become too comfortable, losing sight of its inspiration and creativity? […]

Portagem, Marvao, Portugal

A Serendipitous Arrival into Galegos

July 24, 2017 Andy 0

“Excuse me, can you tell me where we can get petrol please?”
It’s almost 4pm on a Saturday, we were supposed to be in Galegos an hour ago; we have no petrol, no idea where we are, and the nearest gas station is in Spain… […]

Naviera Armas ferry, Tenerife to Huelva

On The Move, All At Sea

June 29, 2017 Andy 0

Lying in my bunk with the sea lashing the porthole, I could feel every wave as the bow rose, paused at the zenith of its height, and then crashed back to the angry sea with a loud boom that sounded like it had split the hull… […]