Australia, Best of the Blog, Destinations, Oceania, Sailing, Stories from the Road

Decisions: Endings, Beginnings, and Everything In-between

We in the global west have an odd relationship with change. We tend to assume that what is, will always be, be it good or bad or somewhere in between; however, what I’ve come to realise, slowly and sometimes painfully, is more in line with eastern traditions and that is, that the only constant in… Read More Decisions: Endings, Beginnings, and Everything In-between

Best of the Blog, Central America, Destinations, Nicaragua, Stories from the Road

Racing the Rain with Hari’s Horses on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

A rooster’s sharp caw breaks through my dreams and soon I am awake, mulling over how best to murder said rooster. I grumble as I squint my eyes in the early morning light, the sun hasn’t even risen yet. The rooster keeps at it. This rooster must be faulty, or sadistic, I decide as I… Read More Racing the Rain with Hari’s Horses on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

Destinations, Europe, Greece

Meltemis and Mooring Madness: Crewing in the Greek Islands

When the Meltemi blows a bone dry wind whips through what was a previously placid anchorage, making even the most secure of Mediterranean (Med) moorings uncomfortable at best, untenable at worst. Sand and dirt from arid hills fills the air and coats once white yachts – cleaning this is a mistake, once you start, you… Read More Meltemis and Mooring Madness: Crewing in the Greek Islands

Asia, Destinations, General Advice, Malaysia, Travel Resources

Malaysia International Travel Post COVID (2022)

Travel post COVID is never straightforward and Malaysia international travel post COVID is no exception. This diverse country has many things to draw tourists, from mouthwatering food to complex cultural attractions, but, before you dive into your first laska, you’re going to have to dive into some paperwork. Luckily for you though, I’ve just jumped… Read More Malaysia International Travel Post COVID (2022)