I’ve travelled to over 40 countries and spent quality time in more than 25. Check out the highlights here in photos and fond remembering’s.
Africa I’ve been delighted to experience the cultures of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar Island, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. I went as part of an Ultimate African Adventure with Acacia Africa. Each country is unique and fascinating.
America I’ve travelled across a broad swath of American states. From Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and California to Florida, Arizona, Nevada and Alaska. Some I visited while working at Channel 3 Kids Camp and others when travelling as a photographer on cruise ships.
Caribbean Another amazing place I was fortunate enough to go to, visiting about seven or eight Islands. Dominica was my favourite, with hot springs, spectacular landscapes and found all the people so welcoming and friendly to everyone.
China Lived and worked here for fifteen months as an English teacher in Huizhou in Guangdong Province. Xiamen on the southeast coast is a beautiful place. Guilin, on the bank of the Li River, was very unique with an amazing landscape and a pretty cool mountain range.
Denmark Absolutely loved this country, the people all seem so happy and very friendly. Copenhagen is a beautiful city, one well worth a visit. It’s welcoming, with a wonderful blend of history and modern attractions.
Egypt Aswan is a must-see city in the South of Egypt, as well as a felucca (traditonal wooden sailing boat) trip on the River Nile for 48 hours which was amazing and less expensive than you might think. A trip to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings in Cairo was unforgettable.
Estonia I went to the capital Tallinn while working on a cruise ship. Tallinn is one of the world’s best-preserved medieval cities and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was amazing to see.
France A beautiful country with so much to see. Had an amazing gap year here when working for Disneyland Resort Paris, I was here for seven months and the phrase ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ has never been truer.
Germany A close German friend from Disneyland Paris, who now lives in Cologne, Germany invited me to visit. I remember going to a chocolate museum and being literally left speechless when I first saw Cologne Cathedral (in German: Kölner Dom). Absolutely stunning.
India – With an overlanding group, travelling by road in a 4×4, I experienced the sights and sounds of the Golden Triangle. I saw the most amazing man-made structure I have ever seen, the Taj Mahal. Just walking through Varanasi was incredible. India is a vast and incredible country.
Ireland An amazing country with unique scenery and a warm welcome everywhere. Temple Bar is a must-see if you go to Dublin and in the west, the Wild Atlantic Way is a very popular way to experience the natural beauty of Ireland. Dingle Peninsula is a very picturesque place and if you are lucky you might see Fungi the Dolphin.
Here are some of my favourite shots from a short break in County Clare. It’s an amazing part of the world, the scenery is beautiful. A visit to see the unique landscape of the Burren and a medieval-style evening dinner in Bunratty Castle are definitely unique, unforgettable experiences.
Japan Japan was really cool. On the ships I had been promoted to videographer so in Nagasaki I was fortunate enough to go on guest tours. Nagasaki is a very unique place.
Jordan Petra, sometimes called The Pink City because of the colour of the rocks from which many of its building are carved, is definitely worth a visit and a stay in Wadi Rum desert was also just amazing. Again I did the trip across Jordan with an overlanding group (Overlanding is just travelling from A to B in a truck).
Maldives An amazing place, carefully protected and cherished. It is very safe and (tourists take note) non-malarial place with pristine waters and sublime white sandy beaches. I had visited with an uncle who informed me that much of the sand is millions of years of fish poo. Who knew?
Mexico I travelled with Trek America and had an awesome tour guide. We slept in camps in tropical rainforests, learning all about the Mexican Mayan culture and seeing many different ruins along the way. Climbing to Chichen Itza was a challenge but well worth it from the top. (At the time our group referred to it as Chicken Pizza). The end-of-trip party in Mexico City was mental. I adored the cenotes – huge open water wells.
Nepal I arrived in Kathmandu and walked around Thamel, which was surprisingly vibrant and colourful. People were dancing, singing, being tattooed and eating candy floss. I did ask the cause for the massive celebration, which turned out to be a celebration for Hare Krishna.
Norway The Norwegian fjords are amongst the most amazing places I have ever seen. True wonders of nature. I can recall thinking how it reminded me of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Travelled there while working hard on cruise ships as a Ship Photographer.
Russia I enjoyed going to St Petersburg on days off from working on cruise ships. It was quite different. The Church of the Spilt Blood was kind of like a series of big colourful ice cream cones, placed atop of these huge towers.
South Korea Lively, loud and modern in the cities such as Seoul; centuries of unique culture outside of them. I recall being told that in the olden times, burping at the table was a sign that the guest enjoyed your food.
Spain Rich, diverse and historic, Spain is a country of unspeakable beauty. There’s a vast range of things to see, events to enjoy and people to meet. I’ve visited vibrant Barcelona, the breathtaking island of Menorca and two of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. I also hear very good things about Madrid, Cadiz, Malaga and Marbella.
One must-see is the Timanfaya National Park on the island of Lanzarote. It’s a stunning and vast volcanic landscape and is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The two Canary Islands I visited were hilly and timeless. You never knew what was round the next corner.
Sweden A very interesting country with cool historic castles and architecture, interesting shops and very quaint cobbled streets. Stockholm, their capital, is diverse with everything from palaces to art galleries and even a film studio.
Thailand The crystal-clear waters and perfect white sandy beaches, were stunningly beautiful. Not forgetting the warmth and friendliness of the people and incredible cuisine. I went to the beach on Kho Phi Phi Island used in a 90’s film called ’The Beach’.