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20th Nov 2014
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Photographing Your Travels – Some Tips And Kit Advice

I often get asked for advice on how to take better photos or what camera kit you should take travelling with you - so here's some of my top tips

18th Nov 2014

Fancy Winning A GoPro?!

Fancy winning yourself a GoPro Camera? One simple question and you could have some shiny new camera kit heading your way!

14th Nov 2014
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Teaming Up With Be Shades, Plus WIN Some Sunnies!

I'm stoked to announce my latest collaboration with Be Shades sunglasses - and to kick it off there's the chance to win a pair + heaps of discounts!

10th Nov 2014
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Monthly Travel Summary, Stats And Budget – Oct ’14

South Africa, The UK and Thailand - all the stats from my October '14 travels including how much it all cost me.

05th Nov 2014
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My Surfing Bucket List

I've been travelling and surfing the world for a while now and I've finally got around to writing down my surfing bucket list!

29th Oct 2014
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Why You Shouldn’t Avoid Koh Tao During Your Thailand Trip

Since the tragedy on Koh Tao a few weeks ago I've had people ask me about how safe Tao is, after visiting last week this is why you shouldn't cut it outt of your trip...

21st Oct 2014
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Muizenberg, Cape Town – One Of My Ultimate Backpacker Destinations?

Muizenberg in Cape Town caught me off guard with the amount there is to see and do - here's why it quickly became one of my favourite backpacking destinations.

14th Oct 2014
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REVIEW; Surf Adventures In South Africa With Ticket To Ride

I joined Ticket To Ride to check out their South Africa surf adventure and instructor training course which road trips Cape Town to Durban - 10 weeks packed full of stoke!

07th Oct 2014
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I’m Heading Back To Asia – And No Longer Travelling Solo

Well it's time for the next stop Asia! Stoked to be heading back to explore Thailand, The Philippines and Indo - and I'll be joined by a new travel buddy too!

06th Oct 2014
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Monthly Travel Summary, Stats and Budget – Sept ’14

All my travel stats and budget for September - a month filled with South African goodness!

02nd Oct 2014
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Diving With Seals And Sharks in Cape Town, South Africa

Underwater acrobatics with seals and cruising amongst kelp forests with 7 gill sharks - not a bad day of scuba diving on coast of Cape Town, South Africa!

30th Sep 2014
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1,000 Days Of Living The Dream!

Today marks 1,000 days since I boarded my flight to Ecuador on a journey that would soon spiral into the best decision I've ever made. Time to reflect on my highlights and things I've learnt on the road...