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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

I Wrote a Novel, and You Can Too

When I first met Leslie, who I knew was a writer, just to try and impress her I told her that I was a writer too. She asked what I’d written, and I said, ‘Er, nothing really.’ ‘Oh,’ she replied….

Down Time in Costa Rica

A couple of weeks back Leslie and I spent a lovely relaxing week at the beach resort of Papagaya, Costa Rica. We met there after Leslie‘s week long journalism assignment in Guatemala, and it was the perfect place for her…

Horsing About in San Miguel

Last week Leslie and I took time out of our busy work schedules (those in the know, know) to go on an adventure. There’s so much to do here in San Miguel, but one thing that was highly recommended was…

The River Wild

In January of this year I commiserated/celebrated my 40th birthday in Bali with a few close friends and family. Leslie and I spent a month or so in Indonesia in total, including a trip over to spectacular Borobudur in Java….

Yosemite in B & W

Sometimes there is little need for words, and it’s better just to let a few images stoke the fires of adventure or reignite beautiful burning memories. Over to you, Yosemite. All images by The Nomad at © Steven Moore Photography…

India: Street Life Part III

It’s the sheer variety of sights and sounds that make the streets of India so unique. In plenty of other places across Asia and the world the streets are alive with people and activity, but India tops the lot through…

India: Street Life Part II

This is Part II of ‘India Street Life’ The one thing these pictures can’t illustrate is the overall sensory experience that comes from taking a walk on these effervescent streets. It’s a combination of all the smells; delectable food cooking…

India: Street Life Part I

The best way to see India is by walking the streets. It’s where everything happens; Trade; Socializing; Eating; Play; Rest! Walk any city street in India and the chances are high you’ll see a slice of everything. Yes, they’re filthy….

Quote On A Postcard VI

I love me a good travel quote!! Photo by The Nomad at Steve Moore Photography If you like this, please come on over and check out my NOMAD Facebook page, too.

“You May Say I’m A Dreamer…”

‘Imagine,’ by John Lennon. Everybody knows this song, right? But have you ever really listened to the words? Probably not everyone, at least. I urge you to do so, for if the world could just pay attention and start to…

Midlife Crisis? I’ll Take It!

There can be no doubt that, as people get older, they change, grow, and mature into more rounded individuals. Well, at least that’s the theory, anyway. I myself have perhaps developed in this way slower than most, and there are…

Three Things That Made Me Happy Today

Three things made me extra, extra happy today, not that I wasn’t already, you understand! A) I walked 70 meters from my new house and bought an icy cold Corona beer for 48p (80c) And a few more… B) Two hummingbird…

Even Nomads Need A Home Base

There’s no doubt that both Leslie and I are nomadic by nature…more than 80 countries visited between us can attest to that. An old friend recently asked me if I would ever give up the nomadic lifestyle, and if so,…

I’ve Got The World On A String

In just a couple of hours, Leslie and I will return to Paris in order to take our flight to Mexico…via Jamie and Brien’s wedding in Austin, Texas. As one exciting adventure comes to an end, so another begins, and…

Happy Anniversary, My Love x

A very ‘Happy Anniversary’ to the love of my life, Leslie. Three years ago today we met in a crowded, noisy bar in Daegu, Korea, drinking nasty green beverages on Paddy’s night. Since then we’ve traveled the world together, 4…

à bientôt, England

Bonjour, mes ami. Usually, when I have a trip to my country of birth England planned, I get anxious, nervous even, because the bottom line is, I don’t really like being there all that much. My life is away from…

Life Begins At 40?

Life begins at forty! Well that’s what they say, though I’m here to argue this ridiculous myth. By the way, doesn’t anybody know who ‘they‘ are? Seems they have an opinion about everything. Well I have an opinion too, and…