"Short stories and travel reports from my life adventures around the globe".


I consider myself lucky to know all kinds of talented people, many of whom I count as my closest friends. All of the below folk come highly recommended, both in their respective crafts and as sound human beings. Moreover, they are all sound human beings. And believe me, that’s not something I take for granted.



Take an online tour of the national parks and public lands of The United States! You’ll be in good hands with “T”, hiker, photographer, writer and creator of With over seventeen years of National Park-centric digital photography and stories to tell, T has a huge library of articles covering some of the most beautiful spots in the U.S.


Ericotrips The Nigerian Travel Blogger


Meet Eromonsele Emmanuel, The Nigerian travel blogger! His site, Ericotrips, kicked off as a platform for reviewing transportation options through honest write-ups of firsthand experiences.

These days, he also has tonnes of blogs and vlogs on art galleriesmonumentsbeaches and more. He is a firm believer that travel and tourism begins right in his own backyard. As a result, he is a passionate promoter of all things Nigeria.

In March 2020 I was delighted to be featured on Ericotrips with a Q&A article about my journey developing Leighton Travels.

———————————————————- Paintings, drawings and videos by Anthony Ragucci


For unique, thought-provoking sketches, videos and art installations, check out the work of the brilliant Anthony Ragucci. I met Anthony in Beijing back in early 2014.

As teaching colleagues, neighbours and horror film buffs, we fast became good friends. Furthermore, Anthony is the creator of my original blog logo back when this site was first created as Leighton Literature. 


Karvan Together We Travel Emma Dawson.


If you’re into world literature, or maybe even want to expand your literary horizons, look no further than This is the homepage for literary-arts workshops and consultancy by Dr. Emma Dawson Varughese.

Emma is a dear friend of mine who I met in Doha way back in 2001. I particular recommend her brilliant UK roadshow Karvan, an interactive, creative space that inspires us all to travel together”.Leighton Travels logo travel reports and short stories.


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