I’ve moved! Come see me at

Yes, that’s right – The AdventureSmith is no more. After four years of updating this site with travel stories, I realised that I wanted to take the blog in a slightly different direction, and the cleanest way to do that was to retire and…

13 November, 2016
Life and work

On staying home (for now)

It’s official: we’re staying in the UK until summer. We’ve rented an apartment. I’ve joined a gym. Lewis goes to an ACTUAL OFFICE 5 days a week. We get our food shopping delivered. Life is pretty normal. And, do you know what? I don’t hate…

28 February, 2016
Talisker distillery, Isle of Skye

Brawls and beauty: New Year on the Isle of Skye

We must have been mad to visit the Isle of Skye in December. It took the best part of two days to get there, driving on slow, winding roads and – on our particular trip – navigating through absolutely filthy weather. I’m talking sheeting…

19 February, 2016
Long Itchington greenhouse
Life and work

All change?

We’ve been home for a few weeks now. The Fear has gone and I’m happy to say that I haven’t yet felt my travel memories go grey and brittle around the edges, as they have done in the past. Maybe I’m finally getting the…

28 December, 2015
Green green grass of home
Life and work

Coming home: The Fear

I’m catching a flight home to England today. It’ll be the first time in 7 months that I’ve been back to Blighty and, as usual, I’ve got that familiar feeling of excitement and dread that settles in roughly a week before my flight. I…

7 December, 2015