Life is a journey

I offer meditation and travel insights to help you get a fresh perspective on your life and the world.


I offer Corporate Meditation Workshops and One-to-One Meditation Lessons. I mix a corporate background with extensive meditation experience, accredited by the British School of Meditation (BSoM).


I share insights and experiences from my travels to over 150 of the world's countries. Whatever your travel intentions or requirements, I can help you understand the world.

Hi, I'm Mike!

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I’ve made learning about the world and the human condition the main focus of my life. To read my story and hear about my vision for the Travelling Ape, follow the link below:

Travel Blog for the Soul

A blog on travel, meditation, geopolitics, philosophy, economics, and everything in between.
The scope might be large, but then again, the world is too.

September 25, 2023

My new book – The Travelling Ape: What Travelling (Nearly) Everywhere Taught Me about Humanity, Geopolitics, and Happiness – is out now.

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November 9, 2022

What can watching a football match in 55 European countries in a year teach you?

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August 3, 2022

Is blind positivity flawed? Could deliberate catastrophising actually make you happier?

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June 13, 2022

Few places on Earth are as isolated as Western Australia. For good and for bad.

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April 8, 2022

While we revere ‘great thinkers’, too much thinking is the path to misery.

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February 10, 2022

My snobbish views about Lanzagrotty and Tenerife couldn’t have been more wrong. These islands are special.

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December 28, 2021

Most of us do our best to pretend our universe ends at the edges of Earth. This is a huge mistake.

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November 25, 2021

The rise of meditation apps has been an amazing thing for global mental health. Here’s why.

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October 28, 2021

Switzerland has a reputation for being very boring indeed. But if beauty on this scale is boring, I’ll take it.

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September 28, 2021

Training your mind – meditation – sounds like it should be easy. But it often isn’t. Here are some tips to set you on your way.

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August 27, 2021

Is there more to Scotland than haggis, lochs, kilts, and nationalist stereotypes? Overwhelmingly yes.

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July 27, 2021

Here’s a recent interview I did with NomadMania, a community for the world’s best-travelled people. I talk travel, coronavirus, meditation, and a bunch of other stuff.

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