Welcome. I don’t use this much blog anymore, but there is still some good content here from back in the day, and I still travel a lot. Now though I just share on my Facebook and Youtube channels and then share that content here.

Going To The Doctor In Mexico, Because Of Goggles

Dag nab it, I dun broke my neck again! It’s not like I wasn’t being cautious, I wasn’t running down the beach doing handstands or partaking in Mexican Dwarf throwing competitions. Do you want to know what it took to throw my neck out? At

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Pizza and Cenotes in the Mexican Jungle

A couple days ago we received an invitation from one of Sarah’s friends who owns a piece of land just outside of Playa del Carmen in an ecological development called Sac-be. The land around hers is still quite undeveloped and is privately owned by some

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Mexico Yucatan Road Trip Photos Part 2

Part 2 of our great drive in the Yucatan (Part 1 is here if you missed it), more or less corresponds to day two, or three, my youthful indulgence in chronic Chronic makes it hard to recall… Either way we took in more tiny towns,

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Mexico Yucatan Road Trip in Photo’s

When Sarah and I did our recent road trip through the Yucatan, we did the standard traveler thing and took a couple hundred photographs to immortalize the journey. Due to an oversight on the camera charger, the majority of these were on our Samsung Galaxy

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Small Town Mexico, Driving Through the Yucatan

I recently had what would truly be considered a first world problem, I needed a holiday from my holiday. More than anything, I needed a holiday from my attempt to stop smoking and the sameness of what we have been doing for the last couple

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Semana Santa in Playa del Carmen

Tis the season that Jesus died, or rose from the dead, I’m not quite sure. Either way many many years later a lot of Mexicans and tourists decided to celebrate Semana Santa (Easter) by hitting the beaches of Playa del Carmen. Far from the quiet

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My Underpants Are Too Tight

My underpants are too tight, they do not fit me and it’s becoming an issue. On the flip side I suppose you could say that I am too fat and therefore I do not fit into the underpants. But on this particular occasion they were

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3 Weeks Without Smoking, Grrrr!

This post seems surprisingly hard to write. Sarah and I have just come back from a three day road trip through the Yucatan, and we had a great time. So you would think the words would spill, but unfortunately I am still dealing with the

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You got burned sun!

It had to happen. Sooner or later I had to be one of those people. The ones you walk past on the beach whilst sniggering, flabbergasted at how they could still be lying in the sun when their skin had already turned a nasty lobster

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What Would It Take To Be Content?

Calm down Sally, you live in paradise. It’s a funny thing the way we look for problems in life, or how we create problems. I have what a lot of people would consider the ideal lifestyle. I don’t have to work (I still do though,

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My Keyboard Farted Insanity

Below is what happens when I just write. Barely thinking about it I let my fingers play the keys how and where they wanted for ten minutes. Out came a jumbled play of thoughts which flow through my mind fairly regularly. Although some of it

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Honesty, Ain’t That The Truth

Honesty, what is that anyway, and does it really exist between any two human beings? Personally, I don’t think so. Honesty is one of those things which is nice in theory, but in reality does more harm than good. Like sexual relations in the sand,

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I Quit Smoking!

So today is the day I quit smoking. Sixteen years in the making and I have smoked my final cigarette, hopefully for the rest of my life. I say hopefully not because I doubt whether I will quit or not, but hopefully because I have

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Too Many Drugs Can Make A Grown Man Cry

I am thirty one years old, turning thirty two in May, to some I would still be considered a spring chicken. So why is it that already the ravages of time are taking such a severe toll on my body? OK, it is no secret

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Crazy Champix Dreams

I have been taking Champix (Chantix for the Americans) for about six days now, and although it is definitely working (I am smoking less without even thinking about it), Some of the side effects have made themselves known. One I had read about was Champix

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Quitting Smoking with Champix

I am quitting smoking! It is about damn time to… I have been smoking for about sixteen years now, and in that time my habit has fluctuated greatly, from ten a day to thirty or so a day. Sixteen years at an average of twenty

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Life in Playa del Carmen

Each morning in Playa del Carmen, at around seven am, we wake up and eat a bowl of cereal with strawberry yoghurt. We get into our gym clothes and by seven forty am are out the door heading for the gym. The sun angles in

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Fat to Fit Part 1: The journey begins

Stats at day 1 – Weight: 91kg / 200.6 pounds As stated so grandiosely in my previous post, “What would you do with a year?”, I have decided to shed a few pounds and get my fitness levels up. Over the last few years I

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What would you do with a year?

So here I am in Mexico again, a place which has become like home to me. Playa del Carmen has a certain something, or rather a certain everything which makes it seem like the perfect place to continue our journey. Only our journey has changed.

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Mexico City, not so dangerous

As I write this I am sitting in Fortworth/Dallas Airport, in my Khaki “posh clothes”, and after a few days here I am most assuredly pining for Mexico, yeah the food here is great (even if the giant rack of ribs I ate last night

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Palenque, Jungle Ruins and Waterfalls

Mexico is like a litter box of Mayan ruins. Despite the best efforts of the Spanish to knock down and pave over some of the greatest cities and cultures in the world (not knocking ’em, I wouldn’t have a comfy room to stay in or nice roads

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Scootering around San Cristobal, Chiapas

Winding around the mountain top roads, frigid air blowing up my shorts and causing my jaw to lock into position while Sarah clung to my back like a scene out of Dumb and Dumber. I was forced to accept that the sunny beaches of Playa

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