Posts In: Random thoughts

Dreams: knowing them, pursuing them & aligning life with them

It's been almost 18 months to the day since we hit the road and set out to re-engineer our life together. How different life looks & feels now! I often reflect, trying to nail down exactly what's changed. So much,…

Adventure is personal

Believe that you can Adventure motorcycle travel is often portrayed as fearless, adventure junkies sat on huge bikes, tackling perilous terrain. Tales of derring do and danger abound. Even most dictionaries define adventure as containing danger. There’s no doubt that…

Integration of emotion and reason

December 21, 2015 Featured, Random thoughts, Values

I love Christmas Carols, the beautiful choral voices and allegories sum up the essence of what I’ve always understood Christmas to be about and that essence captures the best of human nature. Faith, hope and charity: faith in the good…

CELTA: Learning to teach English as a foreign language

December 19, 2015 Random thoughts, UK

I’ve spent the last four weeks on a CELTA course and it was pretty intensive. For those of you not familiar with it, CELTA is an internationally recognised qualification that enables you to teach English as a foreign language. It…

Unexpected delights

October 24, 2015 Random thoughts, Values

Since my last post on the personal nature of travel experiences and the benefits you can derive from them the whole idea of subjective value has been rattling around in my head. It has been a week since I’ve been…

14 Things I’ve learned about New Zealand

October 14, 2015 New Zealand, Random thoughts

Tomorrow I fly back to the UK from New Zealand... ...to resume a somewhat normal life for a few months and prep for The Big Adventure. I’m looking forward to going home and seeing Mickey. I’m full of cold right…

To travel or not? Defining subjective value.

October 13, 2015 Random thoughts

I read a blog article a while ago on how travel is just another exercise in narcissism and it doesn’t make you interesting. A comment from someone below the post read “Yes! Travel is just another long holiday. Nice, but…

Out of my comfort zone

October 7, 2015 New Zealand, Random thoughts

I’m at a point in my life where I can not only appreciate the value of stepping outside my comfort zone but I can capitalise on it too. Taking risks can be framed as a bad thing in today’s risk…

The Importance of Generosity

August 22, 2015 New Zealand, Random thoughts

I’m sitting on a plane and I feel like my world is ending. I know it’s not, my head tells me the idea is ridiculous as are my reasons for feeling this way but that in no way lessens the…

Accepting vulnerability

July 30, 2015 Random thoughts, UK

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the…