It’s a beautiful life.

What goes around comes around (or sometimes, comes back up) and for Dips, as he reminisces about his first big travel adventure, he is mindful of his petrified parents’ and bundle of emotions for his own kids, who now choose to wander…

Almanac Travel: Midnight Distress

Rob Spurr, like many before him, and since, donned his backpack for a rites of passage grand tour of Europe. Along the way he encountered many adventures and escapades as he recounts in his story.

Almanac Life: Crossing The Road

Some musings from Dips O’Donnell as he moves into lockdown mode once again.

Saints deja-boo 1999

Sunday morning. Grey. It’s summer in London. A hostel-quality fry-up at the Hampstead Heath YHA sits comfortably in my belly. It’s about to hit checkout time, and the hallways are thick with typical backpacker buzz. The forwarding destinations will be varied. Some are Paris-bound on the Eurostar, some the ferry to Calais, others are off [Read more]