Itchy feet: The Curse of the Wanderer

The oldest house in WA, the Round House, Freemantle

Itchy feet: the curse of the wanderer and only one known cure, getting back on the road. Last year I had a very quiet year on the travel front, so by December I was feeling very restless.  Two days before Christmas my wanderlust got the better of me and taking all leave of my senses, I booked a flight.  It was only a short trip; first surprising my folks in the UK for Christmas; … Continue reading

A Flying Visit to Salt Spring Island

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I have some old friends living on Salt Spring Island, which before going there I knew was somewhere near Vancouver. Therefore being in the ‘neighbourhood’ I just had to say hello, so I drop them an email to say I’m coming to visit.  Then I look at the Lonely Planet, hmmmm it’s actually part of the Gulf Islands and there is a huge stretch of water between Vancouver and Saltspring … Continue reading

#6 Sydneysider – Splashing around on Middle Harbour

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Beep, beep, beep, at 7am I managed to drag my arse out of bed and after quickly getting ready, I leg it and make my bus just on time.  A typical work day? NO – IT’S SATURDAY!!!!! I decided to give up the comforts of my bed to spend a morning on beautiful Sydney harbour. My friend and I decided to do a kayaking tour to see the harbour and all its delights up close. We joined 15 other folks … Continue reading

Orangutan Awareness Week – Like Me, Like Me, Like Me!

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November isn’t just Movember, when men have an excuse not to shave for a month, but between 12-18 November it is also Orangutan Awareness Week.  This is another great cause, which draws awareness to wild orangutans and their beautiful rainforest home.  To support this, for every person that likes my Beck Wanderer Facebook page by the 18th November, I will donate £1 (approx $1.5 AUD) to the Orangutan Foundation UK* Also during Orangutan Awareness week … Continue reading

Planes, Planes and more Planes

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I had a very long 2 day journey back to Sydney – Dubrovnik to Zadar to Frankfurt to Seoul and finally to Sydney – home sweet home.  Not a trip I’d recommend. :oS At Frankfurt I had to retrieve all my luggage since my next leg was with a different airline.  With 9 hours to kill I decided to dump my bags in storage and catch the train into city.  … Continue reading