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.

Travel - the Light and the Shade
Social Responsibilities
Family Tree
Water on stone

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

Posted by
Helen 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Travel by phone

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

Posted by
Ian 1 year 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 1 year ago
The food boat (Soon we'll be making another run)

Welcome aboard the good ship P&O Pacific Eden, bound for Kangaroo Island, from Melbourne.  W...read more

Posted by
Helen 1 year ago
Circle feeding and Self

There’s a lot of fussing about and signing of waivers before the boat takes us out of the Honokoh...read more

Posted by
Helen 1 year ago
Travel planning for lunatics

The Excellent Husband and I had a trip booked to Turkey this year with Aromatic Oddesseys.  ...read more

Posted by
Helen 1 year ago
Straight off the potato truck

What to do with a morning in Puno, when the rest of the tour is off enjoying sea sickness on Lake...read more

Posted by
Helen 1 year ago