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Photos: Adelaide

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 | Photo Gallery

Anikka Double-K
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Anikka Double-K

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 | Views [200]

Two years ago, I was at a rather dull moment in my journeys. Dealing with a bad case of heat rash, less than $100 to my name, hitchhiking the spine of Australia without my camera, and overall fatigue I found myself in Adelaide and on my way to Melbourne.... Read more >

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Photos: Manono

SAMOA | Monday, 28 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Aunu'u

AMERICAN SAMOA | Tuesday, 22 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Blunts Point Bluntness

AMERICAN SAMOA | Tuesday, 22 Nov 2016 | Views [38]

Blunt's Point sounds like the tip of a ciggy. I've been in American Samoa for five days now and I love doing something that is foreign to most American Samoans: walking, hiking, and exercising. Indeed there are some really big people here. Rory dropped ... Read more >


Photos: Tutuila

AMERICAN SAMOA | Thursday, 17 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery


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One Samoa to the Other

AMERICAN SAMOA | Thursday, 17 Nov 2016 | Views [37]

My island-hopping spree continues and this morning I reached American Samoa. A boat ride from hell is the best way to describe the experience getting here. Last week someone on the Tokelau boat said I was lucky to be on the MV Mataliki and not the MV ... Read more >


Atafu

TOKELAU | Tuesday, 8 Nov 2016 | Views [75]

As I awoke early this morning, this was my opportunity to have a decent amount of time on one of Tokelau’s three atolls. With permission to land on Atafu I thought I’d seize the opportunity to try and stay for two or three nights on the island ... Read more >


Tokelau, at Last!

TOKELAU | Monday, 7 Nov 2016 | Views [77]

A few days ago I was told, the day after the Cubs wrapped up the World Series, that the Tokelau boat for Sunday was full. My heart sank as Joe told me the news. He asked me “how badly do you want to go to Tokelau?” and I said “very ... Read more >


Photos: Tokelau

TOKELAU | Monday, 7 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery

One of the remotest places on Earth
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An Epic World Series

SAMOA | Thursday, 3 Nov 2016 | Views [27]

As I continue to create my own world series, I had my eyes on the World Series. I’ve never been a fervent baseball fan and I find it rather painful to sit through nine innings of a baseball game, either live or on TV. The Chicago Cubs remind me ... Read more >


Matavanu Crater

SAMOA | Thursday, 27 Oct 2016 | Views [26]

The coast of Savai’i has its population sprinkled in small villages along the coast. Savai’i’s interior, however, is a vast, wild, and untamed wilderness akin to Southwest Tasmania or New Zealand’s Fiordland. In a lucky break ... Read more >


My Samoa-fied Recipes

SAMOA | Tuesday, 25 Oct 2016 | Views [31]

Tausala and her family have treated me extremely well, not even allowing me to help with cooking or wash dishes. After staying with them there’s no saying that Samoans aren’t hospitable because I’m a “gift of God” to them, ... Read more >


Savai'i

SAMOA | Saturday, 22 Oct 2016 | Views [35]

My plan for this trip went something like this: use ‘Upolu as a base and go to, in order by priority and degree of difficulty from hardest to easiest: Tokelau, American Samoa, and Savai’i. With Tokelau scratched until at least next week I ... Read more >


Photos: Savai'i

SAMOA | Thursday, 20 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

The Cradle of the South Pacific
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Tokelau Tomorrow?

SAMOA | Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016 | Views [90]

The boat to Tokelau leaves tomorrow. Will I be on it? Robert told me to text him and he’d call the office this afternoon. In a fit of frustration I said that I’d never touch Samoan vodka again! For only the second time in my life I got sick ... Read more >


Holy Samoa Sunday

SAMOA | Sunday, 16 Oct 2016 | Views [53]

As in much of the Pacific, Sunday is a day of rest, relaxation, worship, and feast. Many businesses are closed, save for a few roadside shops. Over breakfast I was thinking of what I should do today. I’m too restless to ever have a full day of ... Read more >


To-Sua Trench

SAMOA | Saturday, 15 Oct 2016 | Views [40]

Ahhh, these fales! I’m really enjoying my stay here. Faofao is run by Koroseta, the lolofietele (village chief) of Saleapaga. She’s a wonderful Samoan-sized lady of about 50 and always dressed colourfully. With the sound of the sea, I awoke ... Read more >


Fish Markets & Fales

SAMOA | Thursday, 13 Oct 2016 | Views [88]

Last night I told Robert that today I’d be going in search of greener pastures (and bluer seas and clearer skies) so he advised me to head south. There isn’t a whole lot to love about Apia but it’s a good place to get settled and stock ... Read more >


Overcoming a Fear

SAMOA | Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016 | Views [100]

Talofa! Last night I arrived in tropical Samoa, having been to my 37th country. Getting here last night didn't come without some headaches. When I made a turn with my baggage trolley just after passing through quarantine, my small bag fell and a bottle ... Read more >


Photos: 'Upolu

SAMOA | Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Lord, Howe I'll miss you!

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 24 Sep 2016 | Views [122]

Many places and people have touched my heart...deeply. I've come upon another place that has done just that. It's my final day on Lord Howe Island, and it's only fitting that I tackle the island one more time with a magical walk. After packing my stuff, ... Read more >


Lord Howe vs. Norfolk

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 23 Sep 2016 | Views [59]

Lord Howe Island or Norfolk Island? It's a tough call even for me, having been to both islands. Both are magical, beautiful, and remote outposts of Australia. Darcelle says that's where the similarities end. Those who've been to one or the other might ... Read more >


Ball's Pyramid

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 21 Sep 2016 | Views [107]

My birthday has passed, yet today I’d receive another wish for my time on Lord Howe. As I made my coffee I offered to help Darcelle clean the house a bit but she said “I want you to enjoy Lord Howe” so I thought I’d get my stuff ... Read more >


Mt. Gower

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 20 Sep 2016 | Views [176]

I’m 32 today! And I don’t really know if I feel it or not. Unlike last year, my birthday wouldn’t consist of sitting warm and cozy by a fire whilst being shouted drinks at every turn. Today I’d get my hands and legs dirty and ... Read more >


Tiny Island, Great Walks

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 17 Sep 2016 | Views [147]

At last! The weather is in my favour today for a nice walk. I awoke a bit earlier than yesterday and I opted for a really nice walk, going up to Malabar Hill and Kim’s Lookout. Lord Howe Island is like that gorgeous blonde lady whom there’... Read more >


Snorkelling in the Rain

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 16 Sep 2016 | Views [162]

Every dark cloud has a silver lining. That’s one of my favourite quotes, and that’s how it’d feel today. I set my alarm for 6:40 this morning but as I heard the rain batter the roof I knew this would be a great day for a lie-in, so ... Read more >


Photos: Lord Howe Island

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 | Photo Gallery

the world's most beautiful island!
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Heavenly Paradise

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 | Views [160]

Disappointed in myself that I’ve written nothing of late, I decided to give myself something to write about: a journey to the world’s most beautiful island. Every year for my birthday I like to shout myself a journey to someplace special.... Read more >


Flying Ultralight

NORFOLK ISLAND | Saturday, 11 Jun 2016 | Views [240]

Sadly, it’s my final full day in Norfolk. Happily, I made the most of this gorgeous day full of sunrises, photos, pizzas, wine, comedy and…an ultralight flight! Awake at 4:30 AM I was to see a magical Norfolk Island sunrise. With the light ... Read more >


Bounty Day

NORFOLK ISLAND | Wednesday, 8 Jun 2016 | Views [261]

A bounteous Bounty Day it was full of bounteous activities, marches, and wetls (food). Ensuring I was up early I had my camera ready with my batteries charged. For brekkie I had a cuppa and some toast smeared with avocado and then I was out the door ... Read more >


Staying with Locals

NORFOLK ISLAND | Monday, 6 Jun 2016 | Views [208]

Did the weather turn foul or what today? I reckon “foul” is a gross understatement because the wind has acted as a battering ram; bad enough that the Sydney flight was cancelled today. It was the sort of day where you sit warm by the fire, ... Read more >


Five in Five on Five

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 5 Jun 2016 | Views [303]

Yesterday morning I left Brisbane in the eye of a nasty storm, and the flight was very turbulent. Touching down on Norfolk I had a sense of euphoria that I can stand atop the old hospital, stretch out my hand comfortably, and scream “I’ve ... Read more >


Aunty Jo's Kitchen II

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 2 Jun 2016 | Views [13]

Until today I thought "Aunty Jo" was coined by Andy but I learned Jo was often older and taller than most of her friends. Late last year, Jo moved from Melbourne to her sister's campout in Tiaro, halfway between Gympie and MaryborougH. For the past ... Read more >


Photos: Maryborough & Tiaro

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Stanthorpe

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | Views [154]

Most travellers head straight up the coast, visiting Byron Bay and the Gold Coast before heading up to the Whitsundays, but a few days ago I made a run for Stanthorpe. Famous for apples and grapes, the Granite Belt is very atypical of Queensland. Nearly ... Read more >


Photos: Stanthorpe

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Taree

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 24 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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The Human Spirit

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 24 May 2016 | Views [205]

As I’ve done many times before, I’d take my lessons learned whilst travelling and put them to great use on the road. This morning I woke up early as Geoff and Dee were getting ready to go visit their son in Port Macquaire (known as “... Read more >


Photos: Port Arthur

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 14 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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