Hiking Hungary’s Mátra Mountain Range

Standing high above the rest of Hungary is Kékestető peak. Three thousand, three hundred and twenty six feet to be exact. While this may not seem incredibly tall in comparison to other infamous peaks around the globe, it holds its own magic when it comes to the north Hungarian countryside. At the top, there is […]

Walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain – The French Way

The Camino de Santiago, otherwise known as the Way of St James, is a series of pilgrim routes leading to his shrine at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, northwest Spain. These walks, which traditionally ran from one’s home to Santiago, were once embarked on as a sign of penance. Today, they are […]

Crowns for the Kungsleden – Sonnets for Hiking in Sweden

These sonnets were composed on a three-week hiking and camping trip with my best friend along the Kungsleden in Swedish Lapland: a notoriously wet, but remarkably beautiful and desolate place.The Kungsleden is a 440km (270mi) hiking trail that starts from Abisko Station, a tourist town in the Arctic Circle with a dog sled lane at […]

Magnificent Malta – Why Malta should be your next destination

I was having a weekend in a icy Warsaw, when my dorm mate started talking about travelling from Malta. I didn’t know much about Malta, so I asked around, other than the myth of it being a British expat paradise, not many people had been. However it met all of my criteria, cheap flights(Ryanair), hostel […]

Wild Camping in Europe with travel photographer Micah Wright – Part 5

Wild Camping in Europe – Day 23: We travelled through four countries today. We started in Austria, decided to lunch in Liechtenstein (famed for being the world’s largest producer of false teeth), found a famous mountain pass through the Swiss Alps (Furka Pass), and ended up in Italy at Lake Como.  It was a long […]

Freedom camping in Eastern Europe with travel photographer Micah Wright – Part 4

Wild Camping in Eastern Europe Day 17: What a brilliant night sleeping at the base of medieval castle ruins in a tiny hidden town. Again, the night was ours!  So nice to be on a path of our own.  We cooked up some breakfast by the lake and explored the ruins a bit more, before […]

Freedom Camping in Eastern Europe with travel photographer Micah Wright – Part 3

Freedom Camping in Eastern Europe Day 12: After two notable dates in Cesky, we had to move on. I will greatly miss this quiet fairy tale medieval town. Drinking games, bonfires, riverside camping, an engagement, local pubs and some of the cheapest and best food and beers I’ve ever had. We roamed the pedestrian only […]

Freedom camping in Europe with travel photographer Micah Wright – Part 2

Freedom camping in Europe Day 6: After running through the streets of Bruges until 3 am, and then getting up at 6am to move the car, it was became a short day today as we traveled from Bruges to Amsterdam. We got in early, found a nice spot to set up camp and caught up […]

Safety Tips for Backpackers by Safety Scouts Advice

Safety tips for backpackers in Europe. Europe is a wonderful region to travel through, but unfortunately scams and cons are common and are often targeted at unsuspecting tourists. Helping tourists stay safe was the inspiration for Christophe Gadenne’s animated series ‘Safety Scouts Advice’. During his time as a French police man, he came across thousands […]

Freedom Camping in Europe with travel photographer Micah Wright – Part 1

One of the perks of being a travel photographer is the opportunity of being offered interesting and exciting projects. Micah Wright is a freelance photographer for Lonely Planet and Getty Images and was offered, what most of us travel writers and photographers would consider a dream assignment.   Spaceships Campervans set out a brief for […]