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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

Lisbon to Tehran


Restaurants and Attractions

London to Jakarta

Nordkapp to Cape Town

Short Getaways

Taking photos

Stadium Tours

Recent posts from the blog

  • Mount Vesuvius Volcano - the steaming crater

A Day Trip to Mount Vesuvius Volcano from Naples or Pompei

January 20th, 2018|2 Comments

A day trip to Mount Vesuvius Volcano from Pompei (or Naples).

  • Hotel Academia Zagreb, Croatia - location

Hotel Academia Zagreb – Travel Blogger Review

January 19th, 2018|4 Comments

Hotel Academia is a modern hotel in the Croatian capital, Zagreb. It's located in a shopping mall and within walking distance of all major points of interest of Zagreb.

  • Napoli match day experience - Stadio Sao Paolo - Naples - location

Napoli – Match Day Experience – Stadio San Paolo – Naples

January 16th, 2018|4 Comments

A match day experience at Stadio San Paolo, home of Italian Serie A team, Napoli.

  • Ancient Rome, Roman Forum

Rome to Naples by bus

January 14th, 2018|4 Comments

What to see and photograph in the UNESCO city of Rome, Italy and how to take the bus to Naples. Rome to Naples by bus.

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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