Surfing the Apple

Europe Portugal Surfing Travel

Discovering the joys of surfing this year has turned me into a wave chaser – and the freezing cold Atlantic Ocean water wasn’t going to stop me in Portugal.

How to pack your camera and laptop in check in luggage

How to... Travel

If you have to check your electronics in on your next flight, (#electronicsban anyone?), here’s the best way to keep it safe.

6 things I learnt on my first solo travel adventure

North America USA

It’s coming up on 15 years since my first solo travel adventure. I learnt a lot on that trip, all of which shapes the way I travel and live now.

Review – The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen

Food Iran Review The Middle East

If you’re like me, food is a big part of your travels. You see something new and even if you have no idea what it is, you’ll order it just to find out. But what happens when you fall in love with the food and can’t find it at home? Make it yourself.

Tehran is the Iranian capital of style

Iran The Middle East Travel

I’ve never been the most stylish person in the world, but next to many women in Tehran, I felt positively daggy.

Iranian hipsters mean good coffee

Iran The Middle East Travel

Don’t think for a moment that because Iran is largely closed off to the world by sanctions that the people aren’t connected with what’s going on. This isn’t North Korea.

How to guide for travel in Iran

How to... Iran The Middle East Travel

Before I left for Iran I struggled to find all the information I wanted in one place, or at all. So here is my “how to travel in Iran” guide.

Why do we celebrate Australia on January 26?


As another Australia Day passes, I again ask: why do we celebrate our country on the anniversary of the most horrendous thing to happen to our land?

Doors and windows – a photo gallery

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I have a bit of a “thing” for doors and windows – here’s a selection of the many I have photographed around the world.

Sounds of… Jerusalem

Israel Sounds of... The Middle East

Close your eyes and imagine you are in Jerusalem. People moving all around you Up and down the stairs you are standing on This is what you hear… Sounds of… is a series of sound from around the world.

Iran 41 years later

Iran Photos The Middle East Travel

A visit to Iran, specifically Persepolis and Esfahan 41 years after my Mum. I took some of her photos for comparison… not a lot had changed.