Top 10 Cruises From My Travels

“I’d love to get you on a slow boat to China, all to myself alone” – Frank Loesser. How do you like to travel? Boat? Plane? Bus? Train? Car? Jeep? Joe Baxi? For me, it’s anyway I can and I love the whole aspect of travelling, just being out there seeing the world. I once wrote Read more about Top 10 Cruises From My Travels[…]

Top 10 Ways to Prepare for Backpacking in Antarctica

You probably get bored by my endless posts (almost 50 now?) on my favourite continent, Antarctica. However it was the trip of my lifetime and I’ll never stop raving about it! I mentioned before about the checklist on what things to take etc. but here today I’ll give you my top 10 ways to prepare Read more about Top 10 Ways to Prepare for Backpacking in Antarctica[…]

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Top 5 Places to get Naked Around the World

We are born naked. Somewhere along the way some bright spark invented clothes and decided we should cover up. Possibly to cope with cold weather, possibly to keep clean, possibly to protect ourselves or possibly shame at showing our so called “private bits” to others. Sod that, I went backpacking around the world getting naked Read more about Top 5 Places to get Naked Around the World[…]

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Top 5 Islands in Antarctica

Every now and then I love to write about Antarctica again. It still ranks as my number one travel trip to date. A pure Winter Wonderland. An untouched paradise and a total dream backpacking destination. I’ve told my story countless times, of how I lived cheaply in Tasmania working 12hour days and 7day weeks on Read more about Top 5 Islands in Antarctica[…]

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10 Places I LOVE Which Aren’t Even In The Lonely Planet!

I use the Lonely Planet Guide Booksquite a lot when I travel and I like them. Usually they are correct, mostly they are useful but sometimes they are horrendously wrong and ill-informed. As soon as they go to press they are out of date, as prices go up, bus timetables change, visa regulations change etc. Read more about 10 Places I LOVE Which Aren’t Even In The Lonely Planet![…]

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Posting A Postcard From Antarctica at Port Lockroy

If you follow Don’t Stop Living, you might have read that I write and post my youngest brother a postcard from almost every new city and country I visit. If I can’t find a postbox or post office, I just wait until the next town and then post it. My favourite postcard memory so far Read more about Posting A Postcard From Antarctica at Port Lockroy[…]

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Backpacking in Antarctica: My Top 5 Moments!

It’s almost three years since I went backpacking in Antarctica, and though I’ve written about 40 articles about it already, I haven’t yet done an actual “Top 5”. The main reason for this will be that I tend to write about each part separately, but also that every moment of the trip was a highlight Read more about Backpacking in Antarctica: My Top 5 Moments![…]