After a bad streak of three run-ins with bed bugs within just a few months, I decided to assemble is a collection of things I learned about how to deal with these little suckers. They are masters of survival but human has
The standard safety pin -- patented in 1849 by American mechanic Walter Hunt -- is one of my favorite gadgets. Here are three uses for it that you might not have thought of:
Earlier this week I gave you tips on how to prepare for your first long distance walk and how to sustain the hike. I hope I was able to inspire you to at last give it a try. In case
When I set out to do “Walking Home” I had done exactly one multi-day hike and it was hardly a long distance hike: When climbing Mount Cameroon in 2012, I had chosen the two and a half day route with one
We had barely known each other for a day when I realized I knew just the perfect birthday present for Gav. Sitting by a fire on a campsite in Tarifa we agreed that bringing a hammock on the trip around
Doing it the smart way I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love my smart phone. However, before the trip I had decided that Africa wasn't the right continent for a device with a touch screen and a battery that could barely survive for one day. I had also decided that getting a travel SIM would connect me to friends and family regardless of where I was. How wrong I was!
In today's world where even the cheapest mobile phone includes a camera and everyone in the Western world has a mobile phone I met a man - Australian, well versed, well traveled - who didn't own a camera. He was travelling for close to a year. He was climbing mountains, crossing rivers, diving into cities unknown. And had no photos to prove it.