#71 – Oxford/Tourist in your own country

I visited Oxford for the first time in my life. From the University to the rowing culture, I give my thoughts. I also talk about why many of us should explore more of our own backyards.

 

#67 – My “it’s complicated” relationship with London

London has provided me with some incredible moments during my lifetime. However, it has also given me some not so good moments too. I rationally reflect on some of these times, discuss why you shouldn’t necessarily judge a place by the experience you have and revel my stance on the place these days.

 

#63 -2014 World Cup in Brazil

James Howland, Author of The Palace Addiction (available on Amazon) and star of Fan TV joins the podcast to share his experience of the 2014 World Cup. James shares his experience which includes a token disappointing England performance. He also shares a terrifying story from the 2016 European Championships where he was right in thick of the Russian Hooligan attacks.

 

#61 – The Big Reunion

I discuss reuniting with a friend who I had not seen for 4 years. When I saw him, within 5 minutes, things were as they were previously. In this episode I talk about how although you will miss your nearest and dearest if you are out exploring the world, it shouldn’t necessarily be a factor in your decision to travel.

 

#59 – Moment 4 Life

After being inspired by a song, I got thinking about the some of the great moments I have had in my life. I recall one in particular that happened in Australia. After months of failure, a huge turning occurred. A moment I will cherish forever.

 

#54 – Wollongong, living somewhere else

Simon joins me to talk about his 3 years in Wollongong, a town south of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. Simon made an effort to immerse himself in Australian culture and talks about what he learned about a different way of life. We discuss how Australians seem to be a lot more laid back, how leaving the beaten track is crucial and most importantly, getting away from what you know and trying something new.

#53 – Invest in Experiences, not Possesions

I am a firm believer of paying for great experiences and in this episode, I talk about why. Hear about a chain of events that included a Samsung Galaxy S7, a Youtube video and a Seal concert that lead me to my conclusions.

#49 -2 1/2 Years in 2 Bags part ii

This is the second part of my conversation with Gaz Davies (part i available in episode #46). Gaz talks about his unlikely job in an aboriginal community. He talks about how their culture is so different to anything he had ever experienced and recalls some wild stories. We also share bizarre tales from journeys between places. The good, the bad, the crazy, and the ‘how the F am I still alive’.

 

#39 – South America part i

Phil Taffley returns to the podcast to discuss his trip to South America. He talks about, Argentina, Patagonia and Chile in the first installment of this 2 part special. Phil talks about a trance festival he attended, how a grave yard was such a fascinating attraction,  visiting a to be devastating volcano and much more.