Images by Jamie Furlong 

In 2006, Jamie and I left the UK for a life afloat. We intended to sail round the world, but keep being side-tracked by irresistible places and people. Our travel adventures are the inspiration for my stories on this website.

I write for UK magazine, Sailing Today, and Oystermarine’s glossy journal, Oyster News. I’m a contributor to Wanderlust’s website, and have written a guest column in the magazine.

The Itinerant Writers Club


Finding myself on a boat in India with no-one to talk to about the art of writing, I started a writing club. It’s a supportive and friendly group, with a bunch of talent. If you’d like to join, drop me an email.

The ‘IWC’ is one of the ‘top 18 travel blogs you must read’.

Travel tales

From the pristine coral shores of Eritrea, to a Rajput prince who has dedicated his life to the beaten and destitute women of Rajasthan. And a goat herder so poor he offered us his son.Learn More


How to make that career break happen. Free things to do in Kolkata. 10 things to do in Darjeeling for under £5. Top tips on how to write for Wanderlust magazine.Learn More


Industry experts come clean on making it as a travel writer. Did you know that the ‘whole creative writing industry is full of snake oil salesmen’?Learn More

Writing Competitions

Test your mettle by entering travel writing competitions. The best are free. The best are challenging. These are the best.Learn More

“What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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