Lishui Adventure Island Water World. September 2018. Back during my days teaching English in the Chinese city of Ruian, the school I worked for organised a handful of annual team building events. For the most part miserable old me couldn’t be assed with these gatherings. Mostly because I’m an antisocial sod, but also because they invariably […]Read More
Leighton Travels Real Neat Blog Award. What a cool thing to flash up on my screen a few days ago! Everyone loves a bit of recognition and I certainly didn’t see this coming. I really do have to thank the guy who nominated me, Mr. Emmanuel Eromonsele of the excellent Nigerian travel blog Ericotrips. Things […]Read More
Visit Bratislava. Cover photo courtesy of Nate Robert. September 2002-May 2003. Of all the places I’ve lived across the world, no other destination occupies such a romanticised space in my mind as that of Bratislava. I was just 24 years old when I arrived in the Slovak capital and it was my first time living […]Read More
Happy 50th Anniversary, Earth Day! To celebrate, I’m exchanging articles with the excellent National Parks With T! Check out her piece on John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California.
Welcome back to National Parks & other public lands with T! If you are seeing this on Twitter or Facebook, please visit the blog to see all of the photos and read the story by clicking the link. “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of […] […]Read More
Cool Spots Around Singapore. May 2015. Singapore can certainly present some challenges for the budget conscious traveler. This is especially true when it comes to finding accommodation. After all, not all of us can afford to book into Raffles Hotel. Luckily, Singapore does have a solid hostel scene. After much research, I decided on Five Stones Hostel, […]Read More
Raffles Hotel, Singapore. May 2015. Visitors to Singapore should set aside an hour or so for a wander around one of the world’s most impressive colonial hotels. Located on Beach Road, you just can’t miss Raffles, a colossal, whiter-than-white structure that simply oozes the weight of its own history. The hotel opened in 1887 under […]Read More
The Southern Ridges, Singapore. May 2015. As insultingly expensive as a week in Singapore can potentially be, visitors often overlook the fact that many of the city’s highlights are free! As with the stunning Singapore Botanic Gardens, you’d be crazy to leave town without hiking The Southern Ridges. In fact, this ten kilometre trail stands […]Read More
Singapore Botanic Gardens. May 2015. For me, Singapore’s greatest strength as a travel destination is the copious amount of greenery on offer. In fact, wherever you are in this fascinating city nation, it’s likely just around the corner from a leafy park, a meticulous garden or a sweeping mountain trail. If you’ve only got time for […]Read More
Really enjoyed my recent Q&A with Ericotrips! Ah! Allow me catch my breath for a couple seconds because today’s guest is absolutely unbelievable! He’s Leighton Thomas, an English Travel Blogger born in Hammersmith, London and he is currently based in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Leighton plans to spend the rest of 2020 travelling around Asia, focusing […]Read More
Old Invermoriston Bridge, Scotland. July 2019. The more I see of Scotland, the more I realise what an incredible man Thomas Telford was. Not content with creating one of the world’s most impressive waterways, The Caledonian Canal, Telford also designed over 1000 bridges all across Britain. Happily, Spackles and I managed to tick one of […]Read More
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