I wrote Searching for Unique to help fellow travellers distil the best destinations from around the world that have remained off most tourists’ radars. Each section was pulled from my own travels and written to share both the essence of a place and provide on-the-ground travel tips to help readers build their own trip.
In short, it mixes guide book and travel narrative to capture some of our world’s most unique destinations. The book is best suited to independent travellers who like to see places outside the standard tourist itinerary.
Searching for Unique received a gold star for its eBook cover design in the Book Designer’s June 2019 Awards!
Nkwichi Lodge - Mozambique
Wake up to breakfast served on your private beach, hike to a nearby community where you can chat with the village chief and, above all, experience Nkwichi Lodge’s masterful balance of creating a traveller’s retreat while sustainably developing local communities.
Website Link: Nkwichi Lodger
Saxual trees—the only variety able to grow in such a dry climate—struggle. Remnants of branches tangled low to the ground remained, contorted in their final search for a drop of water. Those plants able to endure sprouted tiny green leaves among the otherwise withered skeletons of trees bleached by the sun.
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In dedication to World Oceans Day
Thirty years ago, my eyes would have been blinded by the reflection from the Aral Sea’s waters. Today, they stared at sand and saxual bushes that merged into a hazy horizon no matter which direction I turned. Our Landcruiser had been bouncing along a four-wheel-drive track for nearly ninety minutes. We were driving on the seabed, or what remained of it. A rusted-out bus rested upside down and scorched at the side of the road near where we had left the Ustyrt Plateau and entered the Aral Sea’s former seabed. Since then, I had seen little else beyond the occasional gas rig or pipeline marker - the latest business of choice in a fishing region erased of its sea.
Explorer of all seven continents on a quest to find the essence of lesser-visited destinations.