An Adventure in Sydney, Australia

One could argue there is no city in the world with more to offer than Sydney. That’s not to say there are more sights or attractions in the New South Wales capital than you can find anywhere else. But there are…

The Condor Prophecy is LIVE

The Condor Prophecy is LIVE Hi everyone. Today is the day… After some crazy weeks of editing and proofing I can now say with an enormous amount of pride and excitement that Book 2 of the Hiram Kane Adventure series,…

Undiscovered Japan

The different side to Japan you’ll discover when travelling  You may think of Japan as a futuristic haven. Sure, Tokyo has an abundance of neon lights and Harajuku girls, but the country has retained its heritage in smaller, lesser known…

Destination Budapest

Straddling the River Danube, the cities of Buda, Pest and Óbuda were joined to become the nation’s largest city in the eighteen hundreds and over the centuries this culturally diverse and fascinating capital has been home to the Celts, the Romans,…

Top Five European Cities for Culture Lovers

It’s the start of the year and, full of positivity, people are already looking ahead at the places they’d like to go and the cities they’d like to photograph. If you’re one of them, and you’d like a few ideas…

2016: Annis Memorabilis

Well, at the dawning of the New Year, and as 2017 takes its first tentative strides through the cold and the gloom, there is so much to look back at and reflect upon. As always, it was a year laced…

Parallels

Whilst walking on the beach this morning I spotted these two insignificant objects washed up, directly side by side. Noticing they were similar in size and shape, and just two inches apart, it got me thinking about parallels. An old…

Testing, Testing…

I’m sad to have just learned that down to technical issues with the mailing system linked to my blog, none of the last several posts managed to enter the ether world. I had no idea…and it means you missed out…

Airports Yesterday, Supermalls Today

It’s been happening for years now: airports are becoming the 21st century’s supermalls. The New York Times points to the recession as one of the major causes. Mall visits plummeted and mass market retailers turned to the one location they…

The Pain of Auschwitz

Most of the world agrees that one of the most despicable events in human history was the holocaust. Hitler’s Nazi party systematically murdered approximately 11 million innocent people, whose shocking numbers include 6 million Jews. To deny the holocaust is in…

Reaching The Big 5-0

When I went on my maiden backpacking adventure in 1994, and first fell in love with traveling, I made a pact with myself. It was quite simple…that by the time I die, I want to have visited more countries than…

Angkor’s Children: A Photo Essay

In and around the Angkor Wat temples, Cambodia, you’ll see kids everywhere. There are wide smiles on dirty faces, and bare feet splashing in puddles. They wear rags for clothes, and with almost every child, an even younger one tags…

2015: Annis Memorabilis

In keeping with my tradition of the last two years, I’m writing this post to summarize the last twelve months, first to share with you some of what we have been up to, but also to remind myself just how…

Donate A Book To Poor Kids This Christmas

I recently met a lovely lady here in San Miguel named Elsmarie. For almost twenty years, Elsmarie has run a charitable non-profit organization called “Ojala Nińos,” which roughly translated means ‘hope for children.’ This is a post asking you for…

Travel is Not Always Amazing

After fleeing Korea last May, Leslie and I had a few months to travel before we returned home to Mexico. We had a few countries that we definitely wanted to visit, some old, others new, and all proved to be…

Seminyak Summer, Bali

After 6 months of living back in Korea, where things sadly did not go as planned and we found ourselves in a situation that was no longer tenable, we did what we have done so often before, and fled to…

Rooftop Diaries, Casa de Los Colibries

Regardless of our love for traveling, there is no problem being home when we get to hang out on our roof every evening. Here are just a few shots from yesterday’s rooftop time at our wonderful home in San Miguel…

The Daegu River Reflective

Just before I left Korea 3 months ago, I bought myself a long overdue new camera (a Sony NEX 5, if anyone is interested?) Now, Daegu is not the prettiest of cities, and other than the mountain areas, Korea itself…

Shinjuku’s Piss Alley, Tokyo

Tokyo was everything I expected of it; a thriving, super modern mega-city, spectacular skyscrapers, fabulous restaurants, and beautiful architecture both new and old. But that’s just one of Tokyo’s many identities. In a city with more than 13 million inhabitants,…

Bentota Beach, Sri lanka

Leslie and I just recently spent a lovely week at Bentota Beach, Sri Lanka. We both had to do a fait bit of work whilst we were there (especially Leslie) but there was still time have some lovely sunset beach…

The Coffee Date Guide to Travel Writing

REPOSTED FROM MY AMAZING FIANCÉ LESLIE PATRICK’S BLOG!! When people ask me what I do for a living, I say, “I’m a writer.” “What do you write?” they say. The truth is, it’s complicated. I’ve written everything from blog posts to…

House Hunters International

Last year, my fiancé Leslie and I were on the HGTV show, House Hunters International. We were filmed in our beautiful adopted hometown of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Here’s our appearance on the show.

Inspirations From King Paddy

Everyone needs inspiration in life, whatever it is we’re doing, and we each find it in many differing ways. Some of us take inspiration from nature…a beautiful view, a towering mountain, for example. Others may get theirs from witnessing a…

The Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud

Here are just a few of the images I took while experimenting with my new Sony Nexus camera, at the Sacred Monkey Forest, in Ubud, Bali. All photos by The Nomad, that’s me, @ Steven Moore Photography

Darjeeling: The Faded Jewel

  Darjeeling, a former jewel in the British crown, lies across the Himalayan foothills like some dirty folded blanket, its inner creases the grimy streets or trash strewn lanes, its outer folds the ramshackle and rundown hotels that cling to…

The Hanging Tree of Gyeongju

When I first visited Korea in 2008, one of the first things I was taken to see was a tree. It doesn’t sound very interesting, does it? That is until you hear the urban legend that surrounds it. The Hanging…

Peace on the Peninsula?

The last thing I did before I left Korea a couple of weeks ago was to ride the new DMZ Train, a quirkily decorated train that transports visitors from Seoul north to the DMZ, or the Demilitarized Zone that separates…

The Road, The Siren

The Road, The Siren She calls to me as I sleep, entwining herself within my dreams, showing me the way and seducing me with her seductive and endless opportunities. The sounds I hear when all is silent are muted in…

A Fake Pilgrim

One of my favorite things to do in Korea is hike. No matter where you live, you’re never more than a few subway stops from excellent hiking trails. Last Wednesday I finally made my way to the trail that leads…

The March World Book Tour: Week 3 Roundup

Week 3 of the tour saw the book show up in five more memorable locations across several continents, and finished up in one rather bizarre spot for a read, with eager locals desperate for a ‘bite’ of the action. Day…

The March World Book Tour: Week 2 Roundup

Another exciting week of the World Book Tour has come to a close, a week in which the novel visited 5 countries on 3 continents, and even went home for a while. Day 7: Chepstow, Wales This photo was kindly…

Why Tibet Must Be Freed From Chinese Tyranny

Why Tibet Must Be Freed From Chinese Tyranny This is a post in which I try to raise awareness of and get passionate about something that myself, and too few people in the world, don’t know enough about. After recently…

The March World Book Tour: Week 1 Roundup

As week one of the super exciting “I Have Lived Today” World Book Tour comes to an end, it’s time for a quick look back at some of the wonderfully diverse places my novel has found its way to. Day…

The “I Have Lived Today” March World Book Tour Begins

For the last few months people from all over the world have been enjoying “I Have Lived Today,” and many of them have taken photos of themselves with the book and shared them with me. Thus, and in a moment of…

From Paris With Love

So many things have happened to Leslie and I in the last 12 months, and they’ve all been amazing. Three books published between us. A TV show appearance. We bought a house…in Mexico. Loads of traveling…ten countries. So many happy…

The ‘World Book Tour’ Continues: New York City

Just when I thought that the energy surrounding my book launch was starting to dwindle, I’ve suddenly seen a surge in sales, and more and more people seem to be finding my novel independently, which is great news. Of course,…

13 Unbelievable Photo Spheres

Morning all. Fancy seeing 12 more images like this…with a 360′ perspective? I just happened to stumble across this amazing blog the other day, so I thought I’d share it with you. Click below to be blown away by the magnificence…

The “I Have Lived Today” World Book Tour: Part 1

As some of you may know, late last year I published my debut novel “I Have Lived Today.” It was one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done, but the hard work doesn’t stop once the book is written…

Dynamic Busan

Dynamic Busan, or so the tourist board named it, is Korea’s 3rd city after Seoul and Incheon, and is a favorite hangout for Koreans and expats alike. With miles of beautiful coastline and golden sandy beaches, and dozens of bars…

Impromptu Snow Hike, Daegu

It’s no secret I love hiking, and now we’re living back in Korea, where hiking is basically a national obsession, I couldn’t be in a better place. At 7a.m. this morning, while escorting Leslie to a taxi for the first…

World Book Tour Announcement

Exciting News!!! I’m pleased to announce that my novel, ‘I Have Lived Today,’ is about to commence on a ‘World Wide Promotional Tour.’ Okay, let me backtrack just a little. A book tour suggests that I, the author, will be…

A SURPRISINGLY LITERATE JOCK, APPARENTLY

“For a guy who looks like a jock, you’re actually quite literate.” That was said to me last week by our friend and new tenant at our house in Mexico, the lovely Krisha. I’m fairly certain that it’s a compliment. Then…

Amazon Reviews are Author GOLD

As I’ve mentioned before, there really isn’t much money to be made from self-publishing a novel. The average I make per sale is £0.85 or $1.15 on paperbacks, and a little more on Kindle. What is worth way more to…