James Milford


James Milford

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

I love to travel and explore different areas of the world, meeting new people and getting to see our world in all it glory. I've travelled around Americas East and West coast, Dubai and Brunei. New Zealand (where I'm currently living for a year)

I'm always looking to add to the life bucket list as it were to places that I can explore. I love adventure and was advised to start some sort of blog so that I can keep family and mates up to date with everything I'm getting up to and hopefully others can read my blogs to get tips on where's best to visit/ do in the countries I've been in because at the end of the day that's what I did and by going on other travellers experience advice it enhanced my experience.
Hope everyone enjoys my blogs, I don't mean for you to be jealous when reading them, but if you do get jealous the best advice I can give is....go out for an adventure and tell me about it :-)

Europe » Portugal » Northern » Porto September 17th 2016

Porto, one of the biggest street parties I’ve ever been to and this all happened by chance... During a brief trip away to Portugal this summer, myself and three other friends intended on travelling up to Porto on the 17th September as we knew we only had time to fit in the sights of this great drink loving city for one night only. When we spoke to locals in Lisbon about our intentions to road trip up that day we were in for a little surprise. It so happens that this specific evening Porto would come alive with music & culture from all around Portugal, bringing a togetherness of foodies, locals and party lovers. Oh and four likely folk from The Midlands, UK. The festival was in its 6th consecutive year of running and with no ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Bondi Beach August 18th 2012

So arrived in Auckland airport ready for my flight to Sydney at 3am, so very tired but ready for the next chapter to begin. Now... know matter who you are when you board a flight and sit down you eye ball the isle to see who you'd like to sit next to you and who you most certainly wouldn't. I've never been lucky with this game, however as I sat in the middle seat I thought my luck had changed as a young blonde chick sat down next to me, happy days, then to add to this another blonde Aussie lady sat on the other side. I was already thinking in my head what openning lines I could use!! My luck soon when back to how it was when both girls simultaneously pulled out a vogue ... read more
Harbour Bridge Climb in 110kmph Winds
Bridge Climbers
Opera House shimmering in the Sun

Asia » Brunei » Bandar Seri Begawan March 17th 2012

Brunei is located on the northwest coast of Borneo in south east Asia. On the way over to New Zealamd this was a good chance to stop over and experience the country with my Aunth and Uncle who live there. The flight time from England to Brunei is around 18hours, with a re-fueling stop in Dubai. I arrived remarkably wide awake and even if I wasnt the heat once the doors openned would soon shake me to life. The highest on record was 40°C and at the time of me typing this blog its 31°C. I met my uncle at the airport and we drove a little way up the road to visit a mosque right in the heart of the busy streets, named after the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin, this mosque is beautiful and is ... read more
Fish Doctors
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

North America » United States » New York March 1st 2012

The idea of a road trip down the east coast of America was an opportunity to good to miss to the eight of us who all met at our summer camp called 'Westmont' in the state of Pennsylvania. We had decided to hire a mini van from New York and drive through the different states along the way visiting beaches, attractions, seeing the sights and generally having a memorable adventure with a lot, and I mean a lot of banter along the way. Our trip started off like any road trip should, the eight of us getting split up on the first day! Which turned out to be quite humourous for most involved, some aka Chris and Tim ......not so funny. (which in my opinion made it all the more funnier). Won't go into any details ... read more
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Oceania » New Zealand » South Island January 2nd 2012

I've just come back from visiting the south island of New Zealand and it certainly lived up to all the expectations I had created based on all the great things I had heard from kiwi's in the north. First arriving in Christchurch and luckily not having the chance to visit the red zone where all it's current devastation still remains visible. I travelled down to Wanaka which feels like untouched land. Its main feature is Lake Wanaka which appears crystal blue. Oh and a must stopping point along the way to Wanaka is Lake tekapo where an iconic church stands looking out at rolling mountains with white snow caps glittering in the January sun. A picture postcard view also on the way to Wanaka is at Lake Pukaki where Mt Cook (tallest mountain in New Zealand) ... read more
Views of Queenstown
Mount Iron - Wanaka

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Waiheke Island November 26th 2011

Waiheke Island is based 30minutes from Auckland by ferry. Its known for the shire quantity of vineyards. After getting into the harbour you can immediately see mountain bike hire rentals, van and car rental companies and scooter hire to get around the island. We hired a mountain bike which I only recommend for the most fittest of people or the most insane people. Reason I say this is that we rented the bikes and didn't quite realise how steep the island can be. The journey from one winery to another after having a tasting session at each place just takes it out of you. I would not recommend hiring a bike that's for sure but the Island is well worth a visit if you are ever in Auckland. The tasting sessions are very informal and each ... read more
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Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Dubai September 27th 2011

I visited Dubai on my way over to New Zealand as a spot off point, and I think that stopping for a few days in Dubai is well worth doing. Not just to lap up the sun but also your body clock adjusts to the time zones you've travelled through. A visit to the top of the Burj Khalifa is a must, pre book a ticket to save money and hastle when you get there, this can be done online for around 26 GBP. You get great views either v.early in the morning or around 7pm September for the sun set. After travelling up the worlds fastest ellivator (travels 12 floors per second) stand outside and wait for the water display infront of the worlds tallest building, the combinations of colours and water jet explotions are ... read more
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