I took a bus to Huanglong National Park and ended up in Narnia…

After two weeks of seeing various Chinese cities I was desperate to get into the mountains of Sichuan. I wanted to visit the rainbow lakes and forests of Jiuzhai Valley National Park but it was closed due to landslides, so I chose the next best option, Huanglong National Park. And boy, was it worth it,... Continue Reading →

A winter road trip in Iceland

Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is one of the most beautiful countries I've ever been to. Think vast plains and active volcanoes, snowy mountains and black sand beaches, ancient history and a landscape that inspired some eerie folklore. While it’s best visited in the summer if you want rolling green hills and a... Continue Reading →

Snowboarding in Verbier, Switzerland

After arriving home from my first solo round-the-world trip I gave myself two weeks to unpack, say hello to friends and family, pack my snowboard bag and hit the road again. This time for the snowy mountains of Verbier near the French border of Switzerland. I had no job, no plan, not even a return... Continue Reading →

So you want to be a ski bum?

As summer came to an end and winter was rolling in I was struggling to find a job in any of the big cities.  I was lucky enough to meet a guy who knew a guy who would give me a job in Ohakune (pronounced Oh-ah-koo-nee). It was that easy. I hopped on the bus, arrived... Continue Reading →

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