Step through the destinations featured in my latest book, Searching for Unique, with a virtual tour in Google Maps.
Trek through untouched valleys with more sheep than people in the blustery Faroe Islands. Feel the heat of an ancient Buddhist fire ceremony in the secluded Kingdom of Bhutan. Discover these and twenty-five more places across five continents through bite-sized narratives and on-the-ground travel advice.
Searching for Unique was released in November 2018. For more about the book and links to buy a copy, click the link below:
Follow one traveller's journey across all seven continents in a virtual Google Maps tour!
Enjoy excerpts from Dust in My Pack and links to destinations covered through Google Maps. You just might find inspiration for your next holiday.
The book is available as an eBook and paperback at most online bookstores and in-store at select shops. For more about the book and links to buy it, follow the link below:
“We trod back in time to Sri Lanka’s central archaeological sites, which seep with passion even in the present day. As the sun’s early rays turned the sky from steely grey to a soft lemon colour, we stood alone near the ancient Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, a tree in the southern end of Anuradhapura’s archaeological city. Metal gates barred access, clamped together with a large lock that hung dejectedly until the key man arrived. It was not long before we realized everything was about to change.”
Searching for Unique’s Fallen Kingdom Chapter
The Faroe Islands
“Like your moody aunt, the Faroe Islands display characteristics of cranky, wind-blown isolation in the most endearing manner, tempting visitors to chip away at her mysterious beauty”
How can a region rise above a deadly turmoil that caused the relocation of millions of people when its border was drawn and pivot such negativity into a mock stand-off that draws two stadiums full of cheering visitors every night? The Attari - Wagah border between India and Pakistan has managed to do precisely this by diffusing tensions with a one-of-a-kind and purely entertaining production.
Our particular route via the Schiesser Ledges to the Alpine Club of Canada's Neil Colgan Hut - Canada's highest, permanent habitable structure - had turned from a scramble into a low-grade climb. And I was a novice mountaineer quickly flying past my zone of comfort.
Explorer of all seven continents on a quest to find the essence of lesser-visited destinations.