Horses blasting down the tiltyard. Lances shattering into hundreds of pieces of splintered wood. A jester falling over himself with laughter. Coloured flags to cheer for the north, south, east or west. And a nearby ice cream van to keep you cool in the unusual blazing sunshine. It's medieval jousting, brought into the 21st century. … Continue reading Experience medieval jousting at Kenilworth Castle
During my trip to London this weekend, I had a little extra spare time to kill before heading home thanks to a cancelled train. So I went in hunt of the famous Paddington Bear at Paddington station! Paddington Bear at Paddington Station London, England Literary significance of Paddington Bear at Paddington station "Mr and Mrs … Continue reading Finding Paddington Bear at Paddington Station
A few weeks ago I took a day trip up to Stratford-upon-Avon, also known as Shakespeare's hometown. Here I present a full Stratford-upon-Avon tourist guide for anyone looking to visit a place of both historical and literary interest in the heart of England. I've included tips on how to save money and everything you'll need … Continue reading Visit Shakespeare’s hometown: Stratford-upon-Avon tourist guide
In April this year, I went further than I had ever been before to tick a 5th continent off the list. The long white cloud; Aotearoa; 2 weeks in New Zealand! With such limited time and flying both in and out of Auckland, it was always going to be a rush. I quickly realised that, just … Continue reading My Itinerary: 2 weeks in New Zealand (and what I’d change)
On my second day in New Zealand, I headed east and successfully navigated to Auckland War Memorial Museum, in the middle of Auckland Domain (a park with sweeping green lawns). It's highly impressive from the outside, reminding me of Washington DC's Capitol building, although I was somewhat regretful at having to step out of the … Continue reading Review: Auckland War Memorial Museum
My summer bucket list 2017 featuring castles, roller skating and sunrises! Plus more summer bucket list ideas to make your own.
Tiny green and yellow doors into hobbit holes. Ale. The Green Dragon Inn. Rolling fields and glorious countryside. An extortionate entry price and a huge amount of selfies. It can only be Hobbiton, the New Zealand movie set used for both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. It was way up there … Continue reading Review: Hobbiton movie set tour
In 2009 I left school and spent three weeks of my summer volunteering in Nicaragua in Central America. Unlike a lot of my trips which are focused on seeing the attractions and landscapes, these early photos from when I was just getting interested in photography contain many faces of the people I met in Nicaragua. … Continue reading Gallery: Volunteering in Nicaragua
Bletchley Park - the home of British codebreakers who cracked the enigma machine in World War II. As both a history and computer nerd, I've been wanting to go for a while. After watching The Imitation Game and Hidden Figures, I finally got round to organising a visit as the March / April destination for my 'explore the UK' … Continue reading Review: Bletchley Park
A selection of my best photography from my solo backpacking trip around Japan, April - May 2016. Featuring: Tokyo, Fujikawaguchiko, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Himeji and Kamakura.