You know that feeling when you book a hotel room for the night that comes with a “free” breakfast? You plan your night around getting to bed at a decent hour, set your alarm, wake up nice and early to ensure you have plenty of time to indulge in the […]
Dubrovnik was the first place I ever visited in Croatia back in 2007. I’ve since returned to the city in 2012, following a week of backpacking and island-hopping down the country’s coastline. Whilst there is easily enough to keep you occupied in Dubrovnik for a good few days, the city can […]
You’ve probably heard that Ibiza is the party capital of the world; It’s a title that’s well deserved! My trip to Ibiza came about because I drank way too many mimosas and booked a cheap flight. I’m not sure why my mimosa-brain chose Ibiza because to be honest, the all-day […]
Gros Morne National Park is a World Heritage Site on the West Coast of Newfoundland, Canada. If you’re spending any time in Newfoundland, especially in the summer, Gros Morne is a must see. If you’re an outdoorsy person, you’ll never run out of things to do in Gros Morne. There’s […]
Who else has been through the Panama Canal? On my RTW trip, I crossed the Panama Canal on my way down through Central America the normal way — over the bridge. But on my long, long freighter ride home from New Zealand, I got to go through it for […]
Who doesn’t love dolphins? Seriously, there is something about them (and whales) that makes everyone happy. These dolphins followed our sailboat for about an hour in the San Blas Islands in Panama. It was amazing. They’d swim in the wake of our boat for a few seconds and then dart ahead full speed in front of the boat…. then circle back around and do it again and again.
My weak video of my attempt to Great White Shark dive in South Africa. An effort that failed, alas. Will have to try again soon.
One of the many great things about travel is putting yourself partly at the whims of kindness of strangers. Sometimes that is good. . . sometimes bad, but it is always a good fodder for entertainment. On my trip, I’ve had a large dose of good fortune and a small […]
I was only in Kaikoura for a little more than 24 hours and had only one goal in this tiny village – to go on a whale watch trip and see at least one behemoth. The coast of Kaikoura is one of the unique areas (yes, another unique natural wonder in New Zealand) in the world…
• The people that end up taking these long cargo freighter passages are uniquely odd. I have been one of them and I’m certain in many quarters qualify as both unique and odd, so I don’t mind talking a bit about some of them, though I will change the names. […]
• Perhaps the strangest thing to be about it is that it doesn’t feel that much different to plane travel at its core: both are monotonous. Neither provide much excitement or scenery, unlike trains and cars and buses. • The title of my blog is One Lap, No Jetlag (I […]
While sitting on my third freighter ride of the trip, I thought I’d do a quick summary of what I’ve learned and experienced from my ship travel so far. To review, the first of my ships was from a port near Rio in Brasil to Cape Town, South Africa. Getting […]