Europe

A Taste of the Camino Santiago

May 9, 2018 Andy 0

We pass the familiar stone waymark post with a yellow shell on a blue background. On top, a pair of walking boots sit, their journey done, their story now woven into the very fabric of the Camino… […]

Driving the Carretera Austral
Chile

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
Europe

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
Alentejo

A Serendipitous Arrival into Galegos

July 24, 2017 Andy 0

“Excuse me, can you tell me where we can get petrol please?”
“Espanha”.
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… […]