For some people1 planning a trip is almost as exciting as doing it; sitting down with books on exotic locations and picking where you want to go is a thrill, but when you first look all the places you can visit, it can be pretty overwhelming. This section of my website collects some of the more interesting places I've visited and presents them as suggested itineraries.
The following journeys aren't intended to be all-singing, all-dancing tours, but simply indications as to what's possible. They generally follow the routes I took myself, so at least someone has done them already, but it's best to allow yourself as much time as possible so you can add in your own dream destinations. After all, that's the whole point!
Melbourne to Perth
Crossing the Nullarbor Desert, this journey takes in some of the most amazing coastal scenery Australia has to offer.
Perth to Darwin
One of the most amazing road trips on the planet, this journey takes in the incredible sights of Western Australia.
This journey concentrates on the Great Barrier Reef and three of Queensland's most beautiful trekking islands.
The Red Centre
Traversing the country from north to south, this journey takes in the amazing sights of the central Australian outback.
From mountains to beaches, this journey explores the atmosphere, the history and the beauty of southern Cyprus.
Small but perfectly formed, the shape of the Gambia is defined by the river that bears its name, as it flows from colonial slave posts to beautiful beaches.
From colonial slave forts and paradise beaches to relaxing Rastafarians and trippy stilt villages, the south coast of Ghana is an amazing destination.
Hot and dusty, the centre of India is home to the some of the most stunning monuments man has ever created.
The east coast of India is relatively off the tourist trail, but it has some gems for the more adventurous traveller.
This journey includes some of the classic sights of the subcontinent but manages to stay relatively tourist-free.
Visiting the sights of Rajasthan, this journey includes some of the most evocative destinations India has to offer.
Starting and ending in Chennai, this journey takes in the amazing sights of the southern tip of India.
Relatively unexplored, this journey covers everything from beautiful honeymoon spots to ship-breaking yards.
The islands of Nusa Tenggara are easy to explore and are home to some of the most amazing sights in the world.
Relatively off the tourist trail, the island of Sulawesi is astounding, from its animist cultures to its stunning islands.
From the oldest rainforest in the world to its colourful colonial history, Malaysia is simply a travellers' delight.
Floating through the Sahara Desert on the River Niger is an incomparable experience, as is visiting the fabled town of Timbuktu and the amazing mud mosque of Djenné.
The rocks of the hammada and the dunes of the Sahara may be inhospitable, but the sights and sounds are simply stunning.
Trekking among some of the highest mountains in the world, the Annapurna Circuit is both accessible and challenging.
Trek through active volcanic areas and visit luscious beaches, while luxuriating in the North Island's relaxed cities.
Experience some of the most accessible yet rugged trekking in the world, from rainforests to mountains to glaciers.
The west coast of Senegal is an intriguing combination of bustling cities, colonial islands, lonely beaches, mangrove swamps and friendly locals.
1 Including me; I love planning my travels, and when it all comes together, it's like nothing else.