A letter to those going to Long Point Camp

Apologies if you’re coming to hear about my cycling trip around the world – I desperately tried to get it uploaded but the wifi was too slow to upload new pictures. It’ll be up asap! This one-off post is about one of my other adventures; Camp America. Hey there, On June 21st, you will be […]

Not returning to Camp in 2015 (probably)

I don’t mean to be melodramatic when I say that the decision whether or not to go back to Long Point Camp in 2015 has been one of the most difficult dilemmas I’ve faced. I can quite easily say that the 5 months I’ve spent in America over the past year and a half have […]

Travel Tale: The time we ran the bases!

      Arriving in America, the home of baseball for the first time last year, seeing a baseball game was high on the ‘to do’ list. 8 others apparently agreed, and we went to see the mighty Syracuse Chiefs. Being British, and not understanding the intricacies of what is, essentially glorified rounders, we celebrated […]

Closing thoughts on the Ranch

Horse Ranch Adventure

It’s now been about two weeks since I was on the ranch, which has given me plenty of time to reflect on the time I spent there (mainly thinking that I’d love to go back), and makes it a good time to write a review for my first ‘Workaway’ placement. I did not want to […]

2.5 days in NYC

Writing about New York City is a pretty daunting topic. Many people already know so much about it, having seen it on TV or in films, or read about it in the, perhaps millions of accounts which discuss and detail all aspects of the city, in a style better than I am capable of, and using bigger words. Therefore, instead of in-depth detailing all the different attractions (go elsewhere for that), this blog post is merely going to be a personal list of some of what I saw in my 2 and a half days there, and any accompanying thoughts.

Staying in NYC

How much do you think it would cost to stay in NYC for a night? Well, how does $20.50 per night sound? “You’re joking”, some of you may be thinking. “What kind of conditions are you living in”, others may be thinking, perhaps even with a tinge of concern. Well, it’s the truth. We’re staying […]

Life on the Ranch: Part 4 (The last ride jinx)

If you haven’t read part 1 yet, why not start there? So, it finally happened. I fell off a horse. On my last day of riding. When I’ve been skiing, I, alongside my mates have celebrated ‘backflip Friday’, Friday being the last day of our tour. Having skied (comparatively) safely at the start of the […]

Life on the Ranch – Part 3

Horse Ranch adventure down river

If you haven’t read part 1 yet, why not start there? My eyes are fully adjusted but still, I struggle to see. The shadowy dark outlines of those in front of me only just visible. I can just barely see bushes and shrubs lining the path on either side. The sky is cloudless, pin-pricked and […]

Life on the Ranch – Part 2

Horse Ranch Adventure

If you haven’t read part 1 yet, why not start there?   Life is sloooow here. Calm. Peaceful. Serene. All these words apply. It is a great way of living.   The past few days on the ranch have remained very relaxed. Even now, when there are guests on the ranch, taking them out on […]