Freedom Camping in New Zealand – Tor’s Traveller Tales

At the moment I’m counting the days until I leave work and start my winter travels again. I’m lucky enough to earn enough money in the summer (mainly because I live in my van and spend nothing!) so that I can travel every winter, a life I’ll never get tired of. Why? Because there’s always…… Continue reading Freedom Camping in New Zealand – Tor’s Traveller Tales

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Still backpacking at 39 – why I’ll never stop travelling

As my regular readers know I’m an avid backpacker. I work summer seasons and travel every winter. This has pretty much been my life since graduating from university when I was twenty-one, when I went off to New Zealand on a twelve month working holiday visa, via California and Fiji. Instead of returning home afterwards,…… Continue reading Still backpacking at 39 – why I’ll never stop travelling

How to plan a backpacking trip

As my post on backpacking travel tips proved so popular, I thought I’d share the process I go through when planning a trip. I don’t really have a checklist as such but it occurred to me that I do follow a set routine when planning a trip and there’s actually quite a lot of  research…… Continue reading How to plan a backpacking trip

Follow in my footsteps – photos of my feet around the world

Many years ago I read a great travel article about a London photographer, Tom Robinson, who documented his travels by taking pictures of his feet in weird and wonderful places. His feet are eventually joined by his new girlfriend’s feet and later by their daughter’s feet. My friend Paula, who has joined me on several…… Continue reading Follow in my footsteps – photos of my feet around the world