I’m a freelance TV Producer / Director with a background in documentaries. I particularly love the challenge of shooting overseas and in remote or hostile environments. My love of documenting stories, people and places is the reason I decided to start this blog. My backpacking adventures started when I was 18 when I volunteered in a South African township school, inter-railed around Italy and worked as a journalist for Costa Rica’s Beach Times, writing travel pieces for their weekly English-language newspaper.
Why Backpacking in Heels?
I travel light, spend frugally and love to go off the beaten track but who doesn’t like a bit of luxury even if you are travelling on a shoestring? I offer tips and practical advice on just this. My travel armory of course includes a head torch, sleeping bag liner and Swiss pen knife but if you’ve got space, a pair of heels are the perfect antidote to long stints hostel-hopping on a budget.
My faithful topshop wedges weren’t much use when I was hiking Machu Picchu or on safari in the Serengeti but they did come in handy when I was spontaneously invited to a Burns’ Night cèilidh in Uganda, went bar-hopping till dawn in Rio and gatecrashed a party with the British High Commissioner in Delhi. Flip flops don’t always cut it.
Countries visited in heels so far: Argentina, America, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, England, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Ecuador, France, Honduras, Ireland, India, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Sri Lanka, Slovenia, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Wales, Uganda, Uruguay