Fantafrica: Wandering and Wondering across Africa.

One man’s search for meaning in life’s third stage; there is no road to happiness, happiness is the road.

Pete Martin ¦ Revolutions: Wandering and Wondering on a Sabbatical Year.

One man’s soul searching journey to rekindle his health and his love of life; from being battered and beaten in Berlin to circumnavigating the world.


On the Trail of the Feather Barons: Cycling from Oudtshoorn to Montagu in South Africa.

Cycling through the semi-desert of the Klein Karoo in South Africa – my guest blog for Average Joe Cyclist.

Where would you rather be #50?


The Dreams of Youth. Fantafrica Football in The Football Pink.

The third adapted and extensive extract on “Fantafrica Football” to be featured in The Football Pink.

Where would you rather be #49?


The Story Mill – Thriving Beyond Stress and Burnout: Transformational Journeys.

This is my chat with Claire Taylor of the Story Mill for her great podcast series – Thriving Beyond Stress & Burnout. 

Where would you rather be #48?


“Mount Koya – Beware of Bears!” finally published in Elsewhere: A Journal of Place.

Beware of Bears when you go to Mount Koya! Article extracted from “Revolutions” finally published in Elsewhere: A Journal of Place.

Not So Blue! Cape Town to Joburg on the Shosholoza Meyl train.

There is something special about long distance train travel … it’s trainsformational!

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The above are my recent blogs.

You will find my journals describing how I wandered in the ancient temples of Japan, cycled in Sri Lanka, travelled on the Trans-Siberian Railway, survived an Ayurveda retreat in India and how I was brave enough to take a sabbatical to get my life back together.

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 Jhumpa Lahiri

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It can be anything from ‘joyful journeys’ – being the only passenger crossing the Pacific Ocean on a container ship or giving donated football kit to street children in Ghana; to ‘mind, body and spirit’ – being treated by a shamanic healer on the equatorial island of São Tomé; or on ‘the power of change’ – coming to terms with marriage again or living life to the full by slowing down.

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