Travel past

I was a late starter to travel – not going further than France until I was 18. But a university trip to Thailand opened up a new world to me and the travel obsession took hold. Eventually I gave up my job to spend 16 months travelling around Asia and Australia in 2003. And since then I’ve been combining my love of travel with life and work at my home base in Cheltenham.

I still fit in as much travel as I can, and always have to have the next trip (or three) to look forward to. Here are the places I’ve been so far – linked to articles where I have them. I’ve visited 52 countries, but that’s only about a fifth of the world, so there’s a lot more still to see!


Middle East



  • Cambodia: Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Kampot, Siem Reap
  • China: Hong Kong
  • India: Mumbai, Goa, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Varanasi, Calcutta
  • Indonesia: Bali, Gili Islands
  • Japan: Tokyo
  • Laos: Vientiene, Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang
  • Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands, Penang, Perhentian Islands, Tioman
  • Singapore
  • Thailand: Bangkok, Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan, Kanchanaburi, Ko Samet, Chiang Mai, Pai
  • Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City, Dalat, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Halong Bay

North America

Central America



  • Australia: Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville, Magnetic Island, Whitsundays, Fraser Island, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Barossa Valley, Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Margaret River, Pemberton, Perth, Fremantle, Kalbarri, Karijini, Coral Bay, Exmouth, Broome, Kununurra, Darwin, Kakadu, Alice Springs, Uluru
  • New Zealand: Auckland, Waiheke Island, Waitomo, Rotorua, East Cape, Gisborne, Lake Waikaremoana, Napier, Taupo, Wellington, Abel Tasman, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch, Akaroa, Kaikoura, Marlborough, Dunedin, Catlins.