5 Cool Boat Trips From My Travels

As I prepare for another boat trip on this crazy journey, it seems a good time to write about 5 cool boat trips down the years. I’ve crossed borders on boats and done some crazy lunatic boat journeys to random remote islands and countries. I often travelled without incentive or purpose, I travelled because I Read more about 5 Cool Boat Trips From My Travels[…]

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[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Suriname to Guyana (Ferry from South Drain to Moleson Creek)

I finally completed my “hat-trick of the Guyanas” by visiting Guyana itself – the former British colony once known as British Guyana, now simply Guyana. I crossed to all the Guyanas overland and have previously shared my advice on getting from Brazil to French Guyana and from French Guyana to Suriname. Time to keep the Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Suriname to Guyana (Ferry from South Drain to Moleson Creek)[…]

herm island morning ferry

World Borders: Getting The Guernsey to Herm Ferry, Channel Islands (St. Peter Port to Herm Harbour)

I have spoken about my time touring the Channel Islands before and the magic of it will never leave me. Islands like Herm and Sark are just truly remote travel gems that had me totally inspired. I talked about getting the Guernsey to Sark ferry before and about my time touring Sark, but I didn’t Read more about World Borders: Getting The Guernsey to Herm Ferry, Channel Islands (St. Peter Port to Herm Harbour)[…]

northern ireland belfast sailing out

World Borders: Getting the Belfast to Birkenhead Ferry (Northern Ireland to England)

It was a return to the familiar border crossings for me earlier in the year as I got the ferry from Belfast to Birkenhead. It’s a great way to get from Northern Ireland to England, and also avoids the hassle of flying, allows you to drive there by car, bring as much as you want Read more about World Borders: Getting the Belfast to Birkenhead Ferry (Northern Ireland to England)[…]

working for condor ferries at st malo

Working Wednesdays: Working on Ferries and Cruise Ships

As a child I loved car ferries. It was something I could do internally in my home country of Northern Ireland from Portaferry to Strangford. Indeed the Strangford to Portaferry service still runs daily! As a child and teenager I went on a few family holidays on car ferries to Scotland, England, Wales and France Read more about Working Wednesdays: Working on Ferries and Cruise Ships[…]

hong kong to zhuhai ferry

World Borders: Getting the Hong Kong to Zhuhai Ferry (“A Fast Boat to China”!!)

Having used Hong Kong as my base for the last couple of years, I have made countless trips into China, covering a few of them in detail on here: 1. Hong Kong to China (Kwun Tong to Huanggang) 2. Hong Kong to Macao (by ferry) 3. Hong Kong to China (Hung Hom to Guangzhou) 4. Read more about World Borders: Getting the Hong Kong to Zhuhai Ferry (“A Fast Boat to China”!!)[…]

tractor trailer sark channel islands

World Borders: How to Get From Guernsey to Sark, Channel Islands

I got to do the Channel Islands on the cheap a few years back. Hotel discounts, boat discounts and travelling there almost every day for 6 months while working as a Steward for Condor Ferries! I worked on a few different routes, mostly Poole (England) to Cherbourg (France) and Poole to Guernsey and then onwards Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Guernsey to Sark, Channel Islands[…]