32 Years Of Adventures (Part 2)

I am 32 years of age and like many people birthdays make me feel miserable. End of another year, edging closer to death. This is the second of a series of blogs I have written to make myself feel better. I look back over 32 years and highlight 32 cool adventures and the lessons I…

32 Years Of Adventure

It is January and last week it was my birthday, I am 32 years of age and like many people birthdays make me feel miserable. End of another year, edging closer to death and I get a feeling I get every year where I ask myself questions like What have I done? Am I wasting…

Pre-Adventure blues

After writing Post-Adventure blues 2 weeks ago I started to feel better. I re-read my blog post and realised that adventure is all about the ups and downs, there are two more blogs to be written. So this blog is all about the adventure blues but before I even start. All adventures start with an…

In the Footsteps of Yeats

WB Yeats was one of the most well-known Irish poets of the 20th Century, Yeats managed to turn the world’s attention to the magical landscape of Sligo through his beautifully written poems. My mum loved Yeats and I grew up with his poems. When my family came over to visit last year we had to…

Post-Adventure Blues

It has been over a month since I finished my cycle from London to Istanbul and the Adventure Blues have kicked in and let’s face it, it was inevitable. How could anyone stay upbeat when one day you are travelling Europe and then suddenly you are back to normality? I thought I would write a…

24 hours in Sarajevo

Last month my friend Adam and I met in Belgrade, hired a car and drove to Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnia is not renowned for tourism and neither of us had visited the city before and knew very little about Bosnia and this made an exhilarating city break. I really enjoyed my time there…

4 Fantastic Options for Where to Pitch Your Tentbox!

Camping in any form is awesome if you ask me! It provides a break from the routines of modern life and a chance to reconnect with nature and those we chose to camp with. There’s something primitive and magical about watching the sunset and the stars come out, whilst storytelling with loved ones around the…

The Road

For the last 58 days I have been cycling in Europe. From London to Istanbul has been a dream adventure of mine for many years and finally I have gotten around to doing it. With still a week to go I wrote this small piece as a self reflection after my short time being on…

Exploring Ludlow Town and Countryside

Ludlow is a picturesque historic market town in south Shropshire. Bordering on Wales, Ludlow has a long and interesting borderlands history. It boasts many finely restored period buildings from medieval, Tudor and Georgian times, has a large castle and is a fab foodie town. It is located within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty,…

Dublin to Powerscourt Distillery

FINALLY, I can say that I have finished writing my first ever book. It’s about Ireland and all my crazy adventures. It will take some time before it gets out into the world but will be out soon, but I feel accomplished, now I can say it’s all done. Although when writing the book, I…

Look Up Adventure

How come we don’t seem to ever look up? We seem to be walking through life not seeing anything, only what is on our phones, sleeping walking through life. As humans, we are getting lazy. Why would you read a book and learn something when you could watch the movie? Why read a newspaper article…

Historic City Breaks: Prague

City breaks are a great way of getting away, discovering new cultures, learning about the country and getting out of the day to day monotonous life that we live. I find my primary purpose of travel is my interest in history, discovering a new city and uncovering the past that you never knew existed. Over…

Ireland COVID Staycation

COVID hit Ireland and like most other people destroyed any travel plans this year. Disappointed I decided there was no reason to despair, I live in a beautiful and exciting place and I decided it was time to travel and discover more of Ireland.  Exploring my city In the first couple of months, I couldn’t…

Connemara Swim

In the covid summer of 2020, I took a trip to Connemara and cycled a lap around the national park. It was one of the best cycles I have had in a long time. The Connemara region is magnificent. As I was cycling, I came across the Killary Fjord that borders the counties Galway and…

Wild Camping African Adventures. Chapter 3- Going wild at Lake Malawi!

Welcome back! Last week we had some incredible experiences in Tanzania where we went on safari in the Serengeti national park, wild camped on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater and explored Zanzibar. Today we head to Malawi! Malawi is a landlocked country, rich and green, full of banana and tea plantations. We saw vast…

Dublin to Kilbeggan Distillery

FINALLY, I can say that I have finished writing my first ever book. It’s about Ireland and all my crazy adventures. It will take some time before it gets out into the world but will be later this year, but I feel accomplished, now I can say it’s all done. Although when writing the book,…

Montreal to Tadoussac part 3 of 3

Catch up with part 2 here I made my way down the winding roads along the banks of the St. Lawrence river, watching as the far bank slowly grew further and further away until it was difficult to discern from the clouds on the horizon.  I was on my way to Tadoussac by bus when we pulled…

Getting Lost on Oswald’s Trail

Oswald’s Trail is supposed to be a 13 mile circular hiking trail that takes you through the main town of Oswestry and out into the hilly rural areas near the Welsh border, passing key points of interest along the way. I say “supposed to be” as Callum and I (2/3 of The Travel Cult) got…

Historic City Breaks: Paris

City breaks are a great way of getting away, discovering new cultures, learning about the country and getting out of the day to day monotonous life that we live. I find my primary purpose of travel is my interest in history, discovering a new city and uncovering the past that you never knew existed. Over…

Montreal to Tadoussac Part 2 of 3

Catch up with part 1 here Looking on a map, the distance between Montreal and Quebec does not seem so great.  In addition, back home I live in a town where it’s possible to drive to Manchester, Liverpool or Birmingham within an hour and a half.  As such, I was in for a rude awakening…

Semana Grande!

Semana Grande is one of the biggest and, in my opinion, the best festival in the north of Spain! It takes place over the course of a week around the 15th August each year in Donostia/San Sebastian in the Basque Country. Semana Grande consists of a fantastic array of events that attract both locals and…

Dublin Mountain Way

After a terrible week of sleepless nights, I felt anxious, down and unsure of the future, due to the realisation that I wouldn’t be working again this year due to the Coronavirus that had hit us this year. What could you do to send these terrible feelings away? I thought it would be an excellent…

Montreal to Tadoussac Part 1 of 3

I landed in Montreal late in the evening after a tedious eleven-and-a-half-hour flight from Manchester via Ottawa.  Stepping off the plane I was surprised at the heat and humidity which struck me like a wet slap.  This hit me hard in my brain-dead state after hours without end aboard a plane with no amenities but…

Yoga and Activity Retreat, Marrakesh

One of my best friends Emma, who I studied social work with at university, switched careersand is now a yoga teacher. As well as weekly group and 1:1 lessons in Northampton she alsoorganises yoga retreats in Marrakesh, Morocco and Goa, India. As a good friend and lover of yoga Iobviously had to go and was…

The Camino: A Day On The Road

Days on the road are hard, hot and mostly repetitive, I am often tired, hungry and fed up but for some reason, I keep on coming back for more. This blog entry is my attempt to describe a day on the road. So this is a tale about a single day on my walk on…

Shropshire Hills

Living in Shropshire during this horrible Covid-19 pandemic, I have felt so lucky to have the magnificent Shropshire Hills on my doorstep and to have the opportunity to explore them. They have certainly helped to keep me sane through Covid times. The Shropshire Hills were designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty in 1958…

Bonnie Scotland

This year, if nothing else, a lot of us have learnt to appreciate the opportunities for travel and adventure on our doorstep and nationally. I for one, have never really considered traveling in the UK, opting to travel abroad and believing that it would bring the most valuable experiences.  One of the only positives of…

The Travel Cult Introduction

I am very excited to introduce to you all The Travel Cult. The Travel Cult is a brand new virtual travel website. This project will give users a new way to learn and discover the world. The website will provide 360-degree tours telling stories, history and sharing culture. The Travel Cult website will be starting…

Counting our blessing: History of Plagues

Instead of following trends and spending my infinite amount of spare time dancing in front of a camera showing the true extent of how mentally deranged I am, I’ve spent an unhealthy amount of time reading random shit and getting sucked into the Wikipedia hole. I have read about a vast range of pandemics in…

13 Photos And Stories That Will Make You Want To Visit India

India will always have a special place in my heart. It is such a magnificent place with everything happening around you. I love the vast variety of colours, the differences of smells, the massive monumental temples to so many gods, the many religions and the way this influences how people live their lives and all…

Isolation blues

It had been a couple of weeks since Martiño had been trapped inside his house, he sat on his cold laminated kitchen floor where he had kept guard for the last 2 days in an upward position that faced the front door so he was able to make sure no one entered the house. The…

Dublin to Slane Distillery

FINALLY, I can say that I have finished writing my first ever book. It’s about Ireland and all my crazy adventures. It will take some time before it gets out into the world, but I feel accomplished, now I can say it’s all done. Although when writing the book, I quite often had to keep…