A wandering bird's-eye overview of most things even vaguely related to travel, and an opportunity for writers, artists and photographers to contribute the historical, the hysterical, the quirky and quixotic... anything with heart.

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Holiday with a head cold

He tried to protect me, he really did, so as not to share his cold.  However husbands,&...read more

Posted by
Helen 9 months ago
Made by Madam Pele

 4.30am on the big island of Hawaii.  Not a good time of the morning for me, although I...read more

Posted by
Helen 11 months ago
Beanie Fever

Three thousand beanies in the Northern Territory, central Australia: sitting on tables, in piles,...read more

Posted by
Helen 1 year ago
Burning in paradise

I am sitting in paradise, so they tell me.  Here on Kona, the Big Island of Hawaii, whe...read more

Posted by
Helen 1 year ago
Water on stone

You want see rice terrace?  What you do tomorrow?  Tonight?  I take you somewhere?...read more

Posted by
Helen 2 years ago
Backcountry coup - Alison for the chop

Sometimes you just overhear stuff. I'm in New South Wales, Australia. It's 2pm on a warm Apr...read more

Posted by
Helen 2 years ago
An Ubud vignette

All three of us ladies are cool and comfortable in a large air-conditioned car.  We are bein...read more

Posted by
Helen 2 years ago
On the subway

The tale of kids doing it tough, but living a New York tradition - The film short `...read more

Posted by
Ian 2 years ago
Varanasi sleeping

I find Raj fast asleep and snoring, call out and wait for him to stir. The ghats smell of mould a...read more

Posted by
Ian 2 years ago
Lucky Phil & the good life

This is Lucky Phil.  Phil is 68 years old.  He lives at the Backpackers’ at Granny’s Fa...read more

Posted by
Helen 2 years ago
Travel by phone

Pieces of life around the world, all captured on an iPhone - The film short `...read more

Posted by
Ian 2 years ago
Playing with fire at Byron Bay

I sit in a converted caravan near the top end of Byron Bay Market.  A woman is drawing a sty...read more

Posted by
Helen 2 years ago