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About James Smith

I have traveled to over 100 countries and my main method of traveling is only by land.  Each place I visit I document the points of interest and where the best places to photograph the points of interest are.  I include information on how to get to and from each place and the various methods of transport available.  Where you stay in each place can vary depending on your budget and I will show you a variety of options in each location.  Check out my destinations map.

In my 20’s I was working in Bangkok and I wondered what it would be like to travel by land to Bangkok instead of flying, I was also interested in taking the trans-Siberian railway.  I finally got to make the trip from London to Bangkok by land. I enjoyed it so much that I planned 2 more land trips, Antarctica to Alaska and Nordkapp to Cape Town.

From these trips, and other short trips in-between, I gained a lot of travel experience, which lead me to the world of travel blogging.  In my blog I give tips and advice on how you can travel on your budget, whilst seeing the world and coming home with great photos and memories.


Antarctica to Alaska

Around India



London to Jakarta

Nordkapp to Cape Town

Short Getaways

Taking photos

Travel Tips

Recent posts from the blog

  • Staybridge Suites Newcastle - Location

Staybridge Suites Newcastle – Travel Blogger Review

September 24th, 2017|9 Comments

Staybridge Suites is a hotel in Newcastle located close to Quayside and the Millennium Bridge.

  • Edinburgh Historic Underground Tours - Mercat Tours

Edinburgh Historic Underground – Mercat Tours

September 21st, 2017|14 Comments

A visit to the Edinburgh underground vaults with Mercat Tours. A very interesting tour just off the Royal Mile.

  • The largest private collection of Scotch whisky in the world, Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh

Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh – Morning Masterclass

September 17th, 2017|16 Comments

A Morning Masterclass Tour of the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Hotel Indigo Edinburgh – Travel Blogger Review

September 15th, 2017|19 Comments

Travel Blogger review of the Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, York Place. The perfect hotel to stay whilst visiting the points of interest of Edinburgh.

Featured posts from the blog

Lisbon to Tehran by land - October 2017

Lisbon to Tehran by land – October 2017

From October 2017 I will travel from Lisbon to Tehran, only by land. I will visit and photograph the following 21 countries on this journey; Portugal – Lisbon and Porto Spain – A Coruña, Santander, Bilbao

Bangkok to Hua Hin

Bangkok to Hua Hin

Bangkok is huge, the traffic can be terrible and it’s too hot to walk around, so you need to choose the location of your hotel carefully.  I would recommend staying in the Asok area which is close to the skytrain, underground train and 1 stop away from the airport link.

Georgetown to the Brazil

Georgetown to Brazil

St George’s cathedral is one of the tallest wooden cathedrals in the world and is definitely worth a visit.  Also in Georgetown there are lots of bars and restaurants, you’ll find it has a buzzing nightlife scene.  I stayed at the Tower suites which is not on booking but I would stay there again if I went back to Georgetown.

Antarctica to Ushuaia

Antarctica to Ushuaia via Cape Horn

I didn’t just appear in Antarctica, I flew to Buenos Aires and took a Celebrity Cruise to Antarctica.  The cruise spent 3 full days in Antarctica, with the unpredictable weather, only 1 day was clear, but on this day, the views were worth the long trip down and the cruise fee.  There are lots of mountains, glaciers, snow, icebergs and penguins.

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