Winter Holidays in Europe

Having spent the past 3 Christmases in Singapore since my arrival in 2014, I decided that this was the year that I’d go back to Europe to spend some time with friends and family over the festive...

09 January, 2018

A weekend in the Philippines

One of the few negatives that people who have moved to Singapore from the UK have outlined, is that you’re likely to miss some events back home, that you would normally have attended had you still...

28 November, 2017

Penang - Things to do near Singapore

A quick 90 minute flight from Singapore makes Penang a popular destination for weekend trips away from the Lion City. I decided that it was time for (another) weekend away from Singapore, did a...

14 September, 2017

Bali: Things to do near Singapore

For anyone that has lived in Singapore, a weekend away in Bali is unlikely to be an alien concept. Why would it be? A popular destination for travellers from all over the world, a 2 hour flight...

03 August, 2017

Part 4: The final stretch, Fish River Canyon

On the morning of the final day, the atmosphere in the campsite was one of excitement and anticipation. Feet were sore, bodies were fatigued but spirits were high. There was talk of cold beers and...

27 July, 2017

Part 3: Along the canyon floor, Fish River Canyon

 As the Fish River meandered through the canyon it became strikingly obvious  how powerful the river could be when in full force. At first, the steep walls towered above us but made finding shade...

20 July, 2017

Part 2: The Descent, Fish River Canyon Hike

The Descent

An early rise and a 60 minute journey along the local dirt tracks in the back of a safari truck was our route to the trail head. This is where we first encountered the immensity of the...

13 July, 2017

Verbier 2017: A trip to the Swiss Alps - a change of scenery

Last year it was the Cresta and Bobsleigh in St Moritz, this year I was off to see my parents and a few mates in Verbier (a scenic 2 hour drive up into the mountains from Geneva, Switzerland) for...

29 June, 2017

Part 3: The Essential Expedition Toolkit

I had an amusing exchange with a reader last week who condemned the advice offered thus far, to quote a famous Monty Python sketch, as “stating the bleedin’ obvious”!
21 October, 2016

Part 2: Ingredients for a successful expedition

Last week we explored the benefits of escaping the daily grind and getting out in to the great outdoors. I think many more people would do so, if they knew how to plan an expedition. It is not as...

14 October, 2016