VIDEO: two days with a tiny village in Cambodia

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Nothing could prepare me for the first two days of a two-week small group tour with Hands on Journeys. This new grassroots company is on a mission to help and empower the people of Cambodia and Vietnam, by empowering one village at a time with the skills, tools and hope needed to make an enduring difference in their lives. Never before in my 10+ years of travel has my time abroad felt so worthy ... Continue Reading

VIDEO: 13-year-old’s Atlantic Crossing

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Whilst many 13-year-old boys are wasting hours with their noses buried in Minecraft, chasing girls in the school yard or grazing knees at soccer practise, our youngest crew member William was at sea; adding a three week, 3000 nautical mile Atlantic Ocean crossing to his life experience CV. William joined us with his Dad Douglas, bringing our team up to five. Not only was he a valuable crew ... Continue Reading

VIDEO: Morocco’s Sahara & a luxury camp

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Morocco is spellbinding. The country is vast, diverse and its hidden gems are many. We’re not often travellers to join a guided tour, but our private 4WD excursion with Your Morocco Tour was exceptional; definitely worth spending extra for a personalised trip hosted by a knowledgeable Berber driver. Our gracious local host was Ali. Should you be planning a trip, please allow yourself at least ... Continue Reading

VIDEO Morocco: Chefchaouen to Fez

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  Pleased to present part one of our journey through Morocco in motion picture. Highly recommend switching picture quality to HD 720p via the cog wheel and be patient should it need to buffer. I've plenty more to share from the trip including our visit to Morocco's Sahara, Todra Gorge, Marrakech and Essaouira. Though with an Atlantic Ocean crossing looming, it'll have to wait until our ... Continue Reading

VIDEO: Greece to Malta passage

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Two nights and three days, or precisely 62 hours after dropping our lines early morning in Pilos, Greece, we were setting anchor in the darkness off old-town Valletta, Malta. Crossing the southern Ionian Sea from east to west was our longest passage to date, and likely the last until finally my darling departs the Mediterranean via Gibraltar later this year. Already somewhat behind schedule due ... Continue Reading

VIDEO: Paragliding over Oludeniz, Turkey

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Oludeniz on Turkey’s southwestern coast was an area of immense beauty. Whilst a wee overdeveloped on the ground, the best position from which to appreciate its natural gifts was with a bird’s eye view from the sky. Together as a family and tethered to our expert pilots from Gravity Paragliding, we each ran off the edge of 1,900 metre/6,000 foot high Babadag Mountain Range. Our 67 year old mum (and ... Continue Reading

VIDEO: our sailing visit of the Adriatic

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Here it is… some highlights of our first four months in motion picture! We are still new to our Go Pro cameras (the slick HD HERO3 Black edition) but will be sure not to let several months of video pile up in future, making for a daunting editing process. Thanks to Mike for tackling the task. For anyone who has been living under a rock and is unfamiliar with these incredible little cameras – ... Continue Reading

Video: bike in the drink

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First sleepover on the dock and Mike’s five-day old folding bike disappears. Unsure of its fate, we bring out the Go Pro to investigate. Vision emerged to prove that a strong wind gust overnight had sent her sinking 40 foot to the seabed... ... Continue Reading