What to do in Skopje When It Rains

You’ve just flown 3 hours south after a long, dark and exceptionally rainy Scandinavian winter, in the hopes of finding...

Anjuna: My Weirdest Travel Experience

The Lonely Planet guidebook declared that Anjuna beach was once the place to ‘see and be seen’, but that in...

Life Advice From ‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’

**Warning** This post contains spoilers, so if you haven’t seen The Secret Life of Walter Mitty turn off the computer...

My Upcoming Summer Plans

Now that the light is finally shining at the end of Sweden’s long, wintry tunnel, I am feeling the urge...

10 Awesome Movie Locations Around The World

When I travel I don’t deliberately seek out places that have been used as film locations, but every now and...

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You’ve just flown 3 hours south after a long, dark and exceptionally rainy Scandinavian winter, in the hopes of finding some spring sunshine only to step off the plane into colder, greyer, and wetter weather than you left behind.

That’s …

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The Lonely Planet guidebook declared that Anjuna beach was once the place to ‘see and be seen’, but that in recent times the adrenaline-seeking party crowd had deserted Goa in favour of more glamorous Thai beaches. We didn’t really expect …

Movie: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

**Warning** This post contains spoilers, so if you haven’t seen The Secret Life of Walter Mitty turn off the computer right now, go and see it, and come back later.

From the first moment I saw a trailer for the …

Now that the light is finally shining at the end of Sweden’s long, wintry tunnel, I am feeling the urge to climb out from under the thick duvet I have hidden under for the last 6 months and plan …

Glenfinnan Viaduct

When I travel I don’t deliberately seek out places that have been used as film locations, but every now and then I happen to stumble into one. Here is a round-up of the 10 best movie locations that I have …

Stockholm is a truly stunning city; that much has been established by pretty much any traveller to set foot on the cobbled stones of the Old Town. In the short summer months, boats chug across sparkling inlets that separate each …

Yay! It's the Union Jack!

This year I will have been an expat for 7 years, 8 if you count a previous year spent in Japan. I left the UK on July 27th, 2007, and moved to Vietnam. Since then I have also lived in

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Relentless blasts of icy wind grasped at the exposed skin of my cheeks, the only flesh not covered in layers of wool and fleece. The moisture of my eyes and the fine hairs on my face prickled as they started …

A day out dog-sledding was a highlight of my trip to Swedish Lapland.

A memorable journey is often more about the people you meet than the things you see, and when I went dogsledding with Arctic Husky Adventures in Jokkmokk, Swedish Lapland, last week I met quite possibly the most welcoming people I …

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Birthdays. They just keep on coming around.

Remember when you were a kid and it felt like your birthday would never arrive? And that you just couldn’t wait until you were as old as your eldest sibling, who gets to …

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Judging by the response that I have received from various people to this news, you probably fall into one of the following categories: “India?! Are you crazy?” or “Wow! What an amazing experience!”

If I’m totally honest with …

Seize The Day

This is a post that has been languishing in my drafts folder for four months. I have simply been too afraid to post it, because if I post it I have to commit to the message. I have to Seize

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After feeling that last week’s photo efforts were mediocre, I decided to follow a theme for week 2. I thought that Reflection would be a good theme, as constant rain in Stockholm made the pavements gleam brightly with reflections from …

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Through the windows on the left-hand side of the bus, jagged snow-capped mountains rose majestically from the rocky and barren landscape that we were driving through. I gasped and whispered, “it’s so beautiful here” to my friend sitting next to …

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A few days ago I posted my intention to photograph every single day of 2014 and publish the photographs on my Runaway Brit Facebook page. Each week I will write a round up on this site. I will not publish …

This year I have set myself a target (I am apprehensive to use the word ‘resolution’) to carry out a 365-day photography project, with all the photographs being published on my Runaway Brit Facebook page. The aim is to take …

This year I decided that my NYE celebrations would be very low-key as my Iceland trip and the run-up to Christmas has been pretty expensive, so I decided to hold back for New Year.

My parents moved to lovely Looe

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“How do you celebrate Christmas in the UK?” is a question that I have been asked a number of times during the six Christmases that I have spent away from home. The first time I was asked I was genuinely …

Reality: As wild and bleak as the movie suggests.

There is a common saying amongst Icelanders that goes like this: ‘If you don’t like the weather in Iceland, wait 5 minutes’. The point is this: Iceland’s climate is changeable, and this makes it difficult to pack for. Expect to …

A perfect sunset on a perfect island

At the beginning of 2013 I had no travel plans. I had just moved to an expensive apartment in Stockholm and expected a light travel year similar to 2012. But, as is often the case for me, it turned out …