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Artist, Storyteller, & World Traveller
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Exploring the World and really seeing and feeling it through art and stories

My first ‘mini-series’ is a painting and writing series about walking the Amazing Tongariro Alpine crossing in New Zealand. Not just a physical challenge, but an emotional and spiritual one as well. Our group of 5 sets out in February 2019 to walk through these 3 volcanoes – two are active and one dormant with any others extinct and turned into beautiful crater lakes. Follow along to receive notifications of this 4 part series as soon as they are launched.

Travel History

What does travel mean to you?  A rest…. or some perspective on your everyday life, a mental refresh, some space to consider a pressing problam, an escape from a pressing problem, a chance to engage with other cultures, or just to see the beauty and variety in the world. Join me to read and see what I learn on my travels.



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Recent Travels

New Zealand, Orkney Islands, Scottish Highlands and Islands, Walking the Camino in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic


The long road…

And so you may be surprised that the very non-religious Ms Pacifica did the Camino. Well some of it, (and clearly not roughing it by staying in Albergues -dorms!). But some walking was done, and some cycling too, and some pilgrim menus were eaten for lunch. What was...

The back door to Venice

After a peaceful night in the hills near Padova, but with VERY early rooster alarm clock we had a delicious breakfast on the terrace. Our bnb host had a brochure about a nearby villa and gardens designed by Luigi Bernini, the scandalous younger brother of the more...

Bologna – (and the Three T’s)

So I took a cheapish flight from Budapest to Bologna with Wizz – a Hungarian budget airline. It was fairly agricultural experience; penned in like animals going to slaughter in a tin shed in 35 degrees to eventually walk out to the airplane – budget airlines don’t get...

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Coming Soon, this Great Walk of New Zealand, is a gruelling physical and mental challenge on a triumvirate of live and dormant volcanoes. Are our group of 5 up to the challenge…

My Upcoming Series

Featuring Art and Experiential story series follow me to recieve my upcoming painting and writing about Staying at a monastery in Hungary, the Sacred Island of Iona, and Catching the Viking to the Orkney Islands



Orkney Islands
United Kingdon

Travel Gallery

Some of my Favourite Places include: New Zealand, Mexico, Scotland, Italy and Portugal