Category Archives: Travel

PR, City Unrulyversity and Influencer Marketing

  As someone who writes travel articles for newspapers and magazines, I’ve learned to navigate the world of PR.  Basically, a company gives you something for free, in the hope that you will write about it, giving them exposure.  In … Continue reading

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A Moveable Feast: A Lesson in Writing From Nobel Prize Winner Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway is best known as a novelist, but he started his career in journalism. For some time he was based in Paris, travelling Europe and writing for the Canadian newspaper The Toronto Star. It was here that he developed … Continue reading

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The Creative Heritage of Paris: An Article I Wrote for Etihad

  In 2013 I visited Paris to do some research about the city’s heritage, and the personalities that lived there. I discovered some remarkable stories about Paris’s creative past, and how it echoes in the city today. Check out the article below. … Continue reading

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Buddhist Festival in Ladakh

In the summer of 2015 I visited Ladakh for the first time.  It’s like nowhere else in India, as the barrier of the Himalayan range means it is both dry (because it’s in the rain shadow) and culturally distinct. The … Continue reading

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The Area Boys Of Lagos

We cross the Third Mainland Bridge at dusk and ask Okey, our driver, to stop so we can film the sunset. “You got two minutes, make da shot snappy,” he says in Lagosian Patois. Slightly bemused, we jump out and … Continue reading

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Arsenal fans on Walking The Nile

In February and March of 2014, I joined Lev Wood for the Uganda stretch of his Walking The Nile expedition.  I was writing several articles, and taking photos to go alongside them.  I noticed that lots of the local lads … Continue reading

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Walking The Nile with Levison Wood – Uganda

Back in February and March of 2013, I joined Levison Wood for three weeks of his Walking The Nile expedition, just before Matt Power tragically lost his life.  I wrote up an article about the experience for BA Highlife, which … Continue reading

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Walking The Nile With Levison Wood

In June/July 2014, I joined Levison Wood for the Sudan leg of his Walking The Nile expedition. Due to security restrictions, we had to cross the Bayuda Desert at the edge of the Sahara. I wrote the article up for Etihad Inflight Magazine, and you can read it here. Continue reading

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How To Film An Expedition

But how does one film one’s adventures in the first place? Camera work is a huge field, with masses of terminology and kit to get your head around, let alone thinking about filming a story, constructing a sequence or planning shots. Most adventurers can barely afford their own expeditions, so paying for a camera-man is out of the question. How, then, does a budding explorer-presenter take his first step into the world of media? Continue reading

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Preparing My Feet For Walking The Nile

But as much as conditioning, I’ve been learning how to stop things going wrong in the first place. And central to this, is looking after my feet. Continue reading

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