Rauðfeldsgjá revisited

Backalong, I wrote a post about a canyon on Snæfellsnes called Rauðfeldsgjá. That post has become one of my workhorses – it’s consistently in my top five most-read posts every month, it’s my third most-read post of all time, it’s been linked on Reddit. People have read this post, despite the fact that for some reason… More Rauðfeldsgjá revisited

Photoset: Iceland 2017

Iceland was a bit damp and a bit chilly but sometimes that meant it looked good. So without further ado: This statue very obviously felt the same about the rain as I did. Travel bloggers always seem to have photos of themselves from behind. I don’t have anyone to take that kind of picture of… More Photoset: Iceland 2017

Useful Travel Items: Drybags

Following on from last month’s Useful Travel Items: Travel Towels, this month I bring their partners-in-crime, drybags. Or possibly dry bags but I’m going for the single-word version. Drybags are an absolute revelation. I was aware of their existence from my previous life as a caver, where we worshipped all things waterproof but I didn’t… More Useful Travel Items: Drybags

My campervan was… a van

When I start up the campervan, still on the forecourt of the rental office, two things happen. The van lurches horrifyingly because someone’s left it in gear and an alarm starts beeping because one of the back doors isn’t properly closed after my inspection of its contents. I have a campervan because… well, because it’s… More My campervan was… a van

“How was Iceland?”

For the last nearly-week, I’ve been asked that question many times, by friends, family, colleagues & people who fit in multiple categories. And I don’t really know how to answer. You’re supposed to enjoy all your travels and holidays unconditionally, especially if you’re going to write two month’s worth of blog posts about them. But… More “How was Iceland?”

Technology and Travel

It’s easy to underestimate the role technology plays in travel. Then I remember my grandmother, who chooses a coach holiday from a brochure and sends a cheque in the post. That’s such an alien idea to me. I use my laptop to research destinations. I find flights on Skyscanner. I look for accommodation on comparison… More Technology and Travel