The magic of the outdoor festival lies not just in gathering as a tribe to collectively bust a move to psychedelic tunes you can’t find anywhere else; it’s in the freedom discovered under a gum tree a million miles from the pesky world (with it’s laws and bills and deadlines). Read more
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Whether you’re a road trip virgin with big dreams for your beat up mini van, or you’re a bona fide enthusiast with a garage full of classic VWs to prove it, follow my guide and you’ll avoid the common pitfalls of living that van life: Towing, theft and and terrible sleep, just to name a few! Read more
He works under a high security clearance in the mining industry. Up until recently, she worked for a bank. The VLAD (Vicious Lawless Antisocial Disestablishment) laws have transformed the lives of a quiet Ipswich couple, whose only connection with motorcycles is a World War Two BMW sidecar bike barely capable of breaking the urban speed limit. Read more
Lionel Shriver’s 2003 thriller novel explores the impact of a high school massacre through the eyes of Eva Khatchadourian, Kevin the killer’s mother. Read more
You, rookie traveller, may be able to skate by carefree and unburdened by the hassles of “organisation” and “responsibility” in your natural environment.
However, once you step foot off that plane, it’s a whole new ball game. Follow my handy guide to keeping a clear distinction between “traveller” and “itinerant, dishevelled individual last spotted wandering train tracks in rural Denmark, waving colourful, seemingly plastic money at passers-by, ranting about the need to find a spare power point”. Read more
Cyclists are more than the mild-mannered, middle-aged men in Lycra taking up half of your street on a Sunday morning. When it comes to travel, cyclists are a hedonistic, danger-loving mob, craving nothing more than the thrill of the ride. Read more
Plane hijackings, engine failures, dropping out of the sky for no apparent reason… these scenarios are probably not going to unfold on your dreaded international flight. Screaming babies, jerks who don’t understand seat reclining etiquette, and sleeping pill misadventures – these are the things you’ve got to look out for.
Follow my guide to surviving international flights to ensure you and your fellow passengers have a pleasant journey. Read more