Life in recent times has certainly, and necessarily, been far less about travel. But on turning forty earlier this year, Katie accepted my wishes to let my birthday pass by quietly without any surprise parties or social fuss. She did, however, surprise me with a return ticket to Vietnam for April, with one of my best friends meeting me there. Now I'm worried because she's set the bar extremely high for me when she hits the same milestone herself...
Sometimes you need to leave a place to fully appreciate it. That is certainly true for me with Tasmania and its native animal species.
Annual highlights from the heart of continental Europe.
A welcome trip to the traditionally grittier side of the south of France.
Completing a hat-trick of brief Hong Kong stopovers.
Attending six matches of the Super Eights stage of the Cricket World Cup in the West Indies, and exploring this Caribbean island nation on non-match days.
The rain in Spain falls mainly...in Galicia and Asturias. It was still worth a visit though, as were the northern border regions of its neighbour.