The Books I Read In 2015

December 26, 2015

One of my goals this year was to try and read more.

I never read. Before this year I’d read maybe five books since high school. I read a couple last year, but this year the challenge was to make reading a habit.


Because it’s the advice that keeps coming up again and again. As it’s usually Read more

Why Travel Is Awesome For Introverts

December 9, 2015

So, you’re an introvert?

Yeah, me too (ISTP, in case you were wondering).

People like us, we enjoy time on our own – reading, writing, playing video games, working out. We don’t need others cramping our schedules. We Read more

I Found New Zealand In Ahipara

November 23, 2015

I still remember my first surf class.

I wriggled into a wetsuit, lathered my face up with super thick sunscreen and walked down to the beach feeling like Aquaman in my spongy suit with a rocket ship tied to my leg. They say Kiwis love to surf, but at 28 I’d never touched a surfboard in my life. That’s the Chinese side of Read more

Four Things I’m Doing Each Day To Become More Awesome

November 16, 2015

“We get a little better or a we get a little worse every day. Let’s get a little better today.” – Jason Street

I push self-improvement a lot on this site, and travel is often a vehicle to reach those goals, rather than the goal itself. Last year I Read more

The Life Of A Backpacker In Gifs

November 9, 2015

They say a picture paints a thousand words but a gif can paint a million. Here’s 43 of them showing the best (and worst) of backpacker life. Continue reading

My New Book Is Out!

November 3, 2015

So I’ve got some cool news.

Can you guess what it is?

Well yeah, duh. Of course you can, it’s in the title. Up there. ^^^

But instead of doing one of those press release style announcement posts, I thought I’d release this by giving you a little look behind the scenes. Because obviously Read more