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.

The miraculous thing about dreams

Making a change and allowing yourself to reach beyond an ordinary life opens up a miraculous world of entirely new possibilities which you could never imagine without taking that initial leap of faith. Although this miraculous-ness has made itself known in my life since the

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Paramotor Training in Mexico (with a little video)

I flew again! (I never cease to be amazed at that statement), and here for your amusement are the fruits of my labor, and by labor I mean fun times! I have put together a little video of my Paramotoring adventure in Mexico yesterday (it even has a

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The Mexican sun has a funny accent

As if to prove that I very often need to learn my life lessons more than once, today the Mexican sun burned the living shit out of me and quietly murmured in my ear (use a Mexican accent when you read this), “Ha, ju stupido

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Your money or your life?

It is a difficult balance to reach, and a strange one to even have to consider. How much should you work to be able to afford the life you want, and what kind of life do you want? Will an extra $10 000 a year

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We got our passports back, American visa included!

After initially humming and harring about whether to bother getting our American Visas or not, I announced a few days ago that they had been approved. The next step was waiting for them to show up here in San Miguel De Allende, and hoping they

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Letting go of Guatemala

As many of you are aware, and I am sure an equal amount are not, we are no longer in Guatemala! I say that with a smile on my face because despite what I expected and hoped for from Guatemala, life jumped in the way

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What next World?

  I finally have my engine back, and it actually engines! It has been about a month since my paramotor engine blew a piston, although it feels like much longer. I was just starting to get really confident with the whole flying thing when it

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Forward launching a Paramotor Wing (video)

I am unfortunately still waiting for parts for my paramotor after the first parts ended up being the wrong parts (loooong story), but in the spirit of silver linings which I try and make myself look for in every situation, at least it means I

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Bugger, hurt my neck Kiting my wing!

Another day another failing body part. I know I didn’t look after myself as a youngin’, but this is getting ridiculous! Actually, I have up to now been amazed that I haven’t hurt my neck while flying. As you may know about a year ago

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Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala (video)

Below is another one of my super fantastic videos, this time of a traditional Semana Santa procession in the backstreets of Antigua, Guatemala. Enjoy, then read on, then comment… [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nobDIHRx2E0?rel=0] Most people would try to come to one of these far off places for

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How to kite a paramotor wing (video)

As you might know, my Blackhawk Paramotor blew a hole in the piston. This of course sucks for a number of reasons, one being money, another being not knowing why, and a third being that I am grounded until the parts get here to Guatemala

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My Paramotor career comes to a stand still (video)

  No more Powered paragliding for this fella. Check out the video below and then have a read as to why. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDWn6WU2IXA?rel=0] I have blown a hole in the piston of my Paramotor. After a total of about 3 hours flying, at about 100

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The real cost of travel: Poo bins

Here lies the first in a potentially long line of the “true cost of travel” series posts. Before you break out in a sighing fit and indulge in thoughts of “Not another one…”. This post is not about the financial cost which is delightfully available

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Paramotor Training in Guatemala

  So now we are in Guatemala I am lucky enough to have found a trainer for Powered Paragliding. I say lucky because although I had a few great sessions with my paramotor trainer Joe Cruz at the Blackhawk Paramotor Ranch in California, I only

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Playa del Carmen to Antigua, Guatemala. The drive!

So we made it. We drove about 900 miles in the end, touched 3 countries and crossed 2 borders, and things went almost perfectly well. I say almost perfectly because any time you cross borders it can be a little frustrating, and despite having our

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Rainy day in Puerto Morelos, or Parawaiting

A few days ago I magically received my Paramotor wing / paraglider through the Mexican postal system, and have been excited to get kiting the thing. For those who don’t know, kiting is where you fly the wing without actually leaving the ground. It is

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