New to The Road to Anywhere? I realise that over the years I have published literally hundreds of posts, and finding what you are looking for can be a bit difficult. Some posts just disappear in the archives never to be seen again. On this page, I’ve listed some of the most popular and helpful posts on the blog, along with some of my personal favourites to help you get to know what The Road to Anywhere is all about, as well as hopefully inspiring you to get out and see this beautiful world of ours.
Everest Base Camp Trek – One of my most memorable experiences and my first solo trip overseas, I hike through the stunning Himalayas in Nepal to view Mount Everest itself, a journey that takes two weeks of hiking. This is a five part series:
- My Scariest and Most Spectacular Flight
- Following the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar
- Trekking to a Buddhist Monastery in Tengboche
- Snowed in at Dingboche
- Going Face to Face With Mount Everest
Climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro – This was without a doubt the hardest thing that I have ever done in my life, but also my greatest triumph. Travelling to Tanzania, I climb for 5 days to the 5895m high summit of Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain in Africa. Here are the posts from the five part series:
- Machame Gate to Machame Hut
- Trekking to Shira Plateau
- The Lava Tower and the Great Barranco Valley
- The Great Barranco Wall to Barafu Camp
- Conquering the Summit
Climbing Mount Barney, Australia – A rugged and remote mountain in the Southeast corner of Queensland, Australia, I hike to the summit of Mount Barney, camping along the way: Trekking to the Summit of Mount Barney
Cycling to Poukham Cave, Laos – In the popular town of Vang Vieng in Laos, I cycle out to the countryside to explore Poukham Cave, meeting locals along the way: Cycling to Poukham Cave in Vang Vieng
Trekking the Milford Track in New Zealand – Fulfilling one of my Father’s dreams, we hike the 4 day Milford Track, one of the most scenic trails in New Zealand, if not the world: A Dream Come True: Trekking the Milford Track
Best Photo Essays
Even if you are new to this blog, you probably already know that I take a lot of photos when I travel. My goal on The Road to Anywhere is to inspire people to travel, and I think that photos are probably the best way to do that. Here are some of the best photo essays on the blog:
The Beauty of the Great Ocean Road, Australia – The Great Ocean Road was one of the highlights of our camper van trip across Australia. It is simply stunning, as you can see from these photos.
34 Photos That Will Make You Want To Travel To Italy – This is the most popular post on the blog, and probably for a very good reason – it’s got lots of photos of Italy!
Lake Manyara National Park Safari – Strangely enough, I still haven’t finished with my safari photos from Tanzania; there are just so many that it’s overwhelming! This is the first lot of wildlife photos from Lake Manyara National Park.
In Luang Prabang, Laos, Photo Opportunities are Everywhere – Another popular one, this photo essay is from one of my favourite places in Asia – Luang Prabang in Laos. This is a very photogenic city.
A Cruise Through Beautiful Han La Bay, Vietnam – Vietnam is another one of those extremely beautiful countries where my camera shutter got a huge workout. There are few more picturesque places than Halong Bay, and this photo essay is from the lesser visited Han La Bay.
The Chao Phraya River in Bangkok – I love Bangkok, and one of my favourite things to do is to ride the ferry along the Chao Phraya River, particularly around sunset.
Brisbane’s South Bank at Night – Photos from a night at South Bank in Brisbane, Australia
Cai Rang Floating Market, Vietnam – My favourite experience from the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, Cai Rang Floating Market had some great photo opportunities.
Inspiring Travel Experiences
The reason I love travel is because of the experiences that I have. Some are good and some are bad, while some are completely life changing. A lot of these have been from my adventures (climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was one). Here are some of the others that I will never forget.
Up close with a pride of lions in Serengeti National Park – All of my safari experiences in Tanzania were unforgettable, but this was the absolute highlight. I got within metres of a whole pride of lions, including four cute lion cubs.
Humanity at its worst: Visiting the Choeung Ek Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Prison in Cambodia – I believe in travel as a form of education, and visiting the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh is definitely a learning experience that I will never forget.
Bathing with Elephants in Chitwan, Nepal – In Chitwan National Park in Nepal, I unexpectedly got to bath and play with an Elephant in a river – an experience that I will never forget.
Experiencing Village Life in Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania – In the rural town of Mto wa Mbu in Tanzania, I wander the dirt back streets through the village, meeting and interacting with locals with smiling faces.
Feeling like a wealthy man at Point Lowly, Australia – Camping for free and sipping wine with a million dollar view at Point Lowly in South Australia, I realise that wealth isn’t just about money.
Along the road in Luang Prabang, Laos – I’ve said before how Luang Prabang is one of my favourite places in Asia, and this narrative portrays what makes the city, and Laos for that matter, so special.
Visiting a Masai Village in Tanzania – An amazing African experience and a true privilege, I got to visit a traditional Masai village in Northern Tanzania, where I got to observe and participate in their way of life.
A sombre experience at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra – At the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia, I visit the Hall of Memory where I locate my Great Grandfather’s name.
Getting lost in the Castello District of Venice, Italy – In Venice, Italy, I discovered that the best way to see the real Venice is to get lost, and I’ve found that this is true in so many places that I’ve travelled to.
Life in Chiang Mai – During my six month trip to Southeast Asia, I spent two of those months living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This post focuses on the little things that made me fall in love with this amazing city.
Kampong Cham: A Sleepy City on the Mekong – Travelling through Northeastern Cambodia, I stop for a few days in the often skipped Mekong city of Kampong Cham, where I discover a relaxing place full of charm.
I’ve posted a few articles over the years providing advice, tips and guides to travel in certain places. I’m going to try and do this more often – check out my destination specific budget travel guides. Here are a few other helpful articles.
Tips for visiting the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia – Visiting the Temples of Angkor is an absolute must in Cambodia, but it can get pretty overwhelming. In this post I list some tips on how to get the most out of your experience, while avoiding the worst of the crowds.
How to spend 3 days in Rome – This post has always been popular and suggests an itinerary on what to see in Rome if you only have three days.
What will a 20 Baht Tuk Tuk Ride get you in Bangkok? – I got scammed by a Tuk Tuk driver on my first day in Bangkok, Thailand. This article gives you an idea of what happens and what to look out for.
How to Find a Cheap Flight – Flights are the most expensive part of travel. This article gives you some tips on how to go about finding the cheapest airfare.
Sightseeing in the Old Town of Hoi An – Hoi An is a must see destination in Vietnam. Here are some tips on how and what to see in the Old Town.
Hiking and Bush Walking Safety Tips – I love hiking, but it can be very dangerous. Here are some tips to keep safe while on the trail.
Six Cheap and Tasty Thai Food Restaurants in Chiang Mai – Chiang Mai has some of the best food I’ve ever tasted. Here are six of my favourite places.
I hope that these articles have given you a good introduction to The Road to Anywhere, and I hope that you keep reading to get inspired to travel the world.