Some of my favourite sources of information for planning/booking trips and gear to wear/use at home & abroad.

Stanfords is quite simply the greatest bookshop in the World – it’s London store sits between Leicester Square and Covent Garden and contains three stories of travel dedicated awesomeness.

Stanfords Bookshop Logo


The Man in Seat Sixty-One was the singularly most useful website I used whilst traveling round the world – Thailand, Vietnam, China, Austria, Hungary & Slovakia are all great countries to travel by train and the man in seat 61 is always there to provide the information you are after!

Seat 61


Wore one or other of the Columbia shirts I purchased in the fantastic Portland, Oregon store on at least 350 of the 410 days I spent traveling round the world – their PFG line is excellent at keeping odours at bay and dry super fast so can be washed in the evening in the knowledge that it’ll be dry for the morning!

columbia logo


Walk Highlands is a fantastic resource for finding walking routes around Scotland and this website was extremely useful in providing excellent routes for hikes on my 2015 Highlands & Islands roadtrip.



The choice of what you’re feet will live in is an important one, especially if you are traveling light and for a length of time. After trying on a number of approach-type shoes I found the Meindl Respond GTX to be the most comfortable and in use it provided excellent grip, support and waterproofness… the only occasion I’ve needed to dry out the insides was after a very wet day of walking through areas of long grass in New Zealand. I know they’ll provide 12 months of constant wear over all terrains and that’s why I’m about to purchase my 4th pair!






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