I travel for...

Culture

I find discovering how other cultures exist fascinating! Especially how and why traditions emerge from history and the stories that go alongside them. I am often amazed how similar cultures can be despite distances; it reminds me that we are all humans at the same time. If there’s a festival, museum or historical place of interest, I’m in!

Perspective

In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s important. Travelling helps me embrace the quiet and rejuvenate myself from 21st-century living. Finding a way to “zone out” and be at one with yourself for a short while is worth every moment. Personally, swimming, scuba diving, photography and snowboarding provide the perfect escape!

Food

It goes without saying that food is one of the reasons to travel for me, ever since trying my first prawn in Spain as a child, I have been open to trying new food from where ever I travel (especially local delicacies when possible!).  My most recent trip took me to Genoa in Italy, which is the birthplace of Pesto, and it was far better than any version I’ve ever tasted!

Meaningful Travel

Tourism as a force for good? Batang Ai & Nanga Sumpa Rainforest Lodge

6th April 2017 by James

It might be hard to believe that tourism can be a force for good, but here's a brief history of Batang Ai & Nanga Sumpa Rainforest Lodge showing it's possible.

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History

A Brief History of Burma & Why it Became Myanmar

26th May 2017 by James

Burma, the former name of Myanmar, has had a long and traumatic history. We're going to take a peek into history and why it became Myanmar.

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