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Indie Traveller evolved over the years too become more of an advice blog than a storytelling blog, but that’s not to say there haven’t been some stories and photo essays that I’ve been very proud to share! Start by reading my 91 lessons learned from travelling for 2 years, then dip into some of the other highlights from the archives…

What my globe-trotting adventures have taught me about travel, the world and myself

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Out in the open sea, I got worryingly intimate with a group of hungry sharks…

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Exploring lava tube caves and climbing Portugal’s highest peak on this remote Azorean island.

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Goats on the road, horses on the beach, and snakes on the trails — this is South Africa’s wild side.

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My favorite travel story. Every big journey will have at least one or two ultimate experiences. I had this one while climbing the highest peak in Central America.

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I happened to be in the Philippines during Easter. Turns out their celebration involves nailing a guy to a cross by hammering real nails through his actual hands. But that wasn’t the craziest part…

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A 5-day trek to forgotten ancient ruins, meeting the indigenous Kogi tribes along the way.

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I still speak of this place in hushed tones. Magnificent azure pools, swimming through dark caves with just a wax candle for light, and jungle adventures.

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The land connecting Panama with Colombia has no roads, is filled with smugglers, and is basically a no-go area. The only way around is by boat. You’ll pass some picture-perfect islands, inhabited only by people who live off coconuts.

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A trip report and guide to komodo dragons, Labuan Bajo and rural Flores.

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Route map of my trip through Palawan in the Philippines, with travel tips and impressions.

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A visual guide to Fez, Chefchaouen, Essaouira, and the Sahara desert.

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