Travel

2014

New Zealand (13 photos): North Island volcanoes and geothermal areas

Vanuatu (13 photos): Yasur and Marum volcanoes

Australia (2 photos): Sydney and Coffs Harbour

Brazil (8 photos): World Cup journey to Natal and Salvador

2013

Taiwan (14 photos): Taipei, Penghu and Taroko Gorge

Chile (11 photos): A journey through Chile from Cape Horn to the Atacama

Easter Island (8 photos): A week on the most isolated island in the world

Patagonia (4 photos): Autumn trekking in Torres del Paine

2012

UK (2 photos): Back home once again

UK and Switzerland (4 photos): Back to London three weeks after my last visit, en route to Ascona

UK and Canada (2 photos): Trip back home, stopping in Canada on the way back

Pucón (3 photos): Chasing the volcanoes through heavy rain

Mendoza (3 photos): A trip over the Andes

Falkland Islands (15 photos): East Falkland, Saunders Island and Bleaker Island

2011

Atacama (4 photos): San Pedro de Atacama and a visit to ALMA

Canada (6 photos): A spontaneous trip to Toronto

Luxembourg (4 photos): Overland from London to Luxembourg

2010

Tenerife (3 photos): La Laguna and a visit to Observatorio del Teide

Santiago de Compostela (3 photos): Weekend in Galicia

France (2 photos): Two weeks in Languedoc-Roussillon

Microstates (4 photos): From Vienna to France, via Liechtenstein and Monaco

Vienna (2 photos): A week in Austria

Norway (7 photos): Tromsö, midnight sun and a Hurtigruten voyage down the coast

Paris (3 photos): Bank holiday weekend in the French capital

Scotland (4 photos): Glasgow and the Isle of Arran

Iceland (6 photos): A trip to see the Eyjafallajökull eruption

Barcelona (3 photos): Return to Catalunya

Balkans (4 photos): Return to Belgrade to see Rammstein

2009

Chile and Peru (18 photos): La Silla, San Pedro, Iquique, Arica and Tacna

Belgium (1 photo): Another rainy weekend in Leuven

Portugal (3 photos): Weekend in Lisbon to see Rammstein's first gig for four years

Greenland and Iceland (22 photos): Adventures in East Greenland and the completion of a long-postponed mission in Iceland

Madrid (4 photos): European Space Agency headquarters and Madrid

United States (5 photos): Tucson, Chiricahua and Willcox

Grenoble (1 photo): Skiing weekend at Prapoutel and Chamrousse

Belgium (3 photos): Rainy weekend in Leuven

Tenerife (6 photos): La Laguna, La Orotava, and a trip to the top of Teide

2008

Czech Republic (6 photos): Prague and Kutna Hora

Estonia (4 photos): Beautiful autumn weekend in Tallinn

Slovakia (3 photos): Weekend in Bratislava

Balkans (20 photos): Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania and Greece

Berlin (7 photos): Potsdam and Berlin

Sevilla (3 photos): Weekend trip to Andalucía

Northern Ireland (5 photos): Overland from London to Belfast and back, via Wales, Ireland and Scotland

Budapest (7 photos): Warm winter weekend in Hungary

Sweden and Denmark (7 photos): From Copenhagen to Gothenburg via Lund, Helsingborg and Halmstad

2007

Malta (6 photos): Drinking kinnie and eating pastizzi

Eastern Europe (20 photos): From Warsaw to Bucharest via the breakaway republic of Transdnistria

Barcelona (3 photos): A weekend in Catalunya

Portugal (3 photos): Weekend in Porto

La Palma (9 photos): Road trip around the island

China (9 photos): Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai and Hong Kong

Granada (3 photos): A weekend in the most awesome of Andalusian cities

2006

Finland (3 photos): Weekend journey to the Arctic

La Palma (6 photos): Observing at the Nordic Optical Telescope

Santiago de Compostela (3 photos): Rainy autumn weekend in Galicia

Denmark and Sweden (3 photos): Malmö, Copenhagen and Humlebæk

Bulgaria and Turkey (11 photos): From Sofia to Side to see a solar eclipse

2005

South America (46 photos): Four month voyage from Buenos Aires to Quito via Tierra del Fuego

Santiago de Compostela (1 photo): Hot summer weekend in Galicia

Faroe Islands (8 photos): Wild and windy week in the north Atlantic

Latvia and Lithuania (7 photos): Sub-zero travels in Riga and Vilnius

2004

Berlin (5 photos): Trip to see the final night of a Rammstein tour

Stockholm (3 photos): Autumn weekend in Sweden

2003

Pisa (3 photos): Flying visit to Tuscany

Helsinki (3 photos): From Tampere to the capital and back

Hamburg (2 photos): Cold November weekend in northern Germany

Florence (1 photo): Tuscan weekend

La Palma (3 photos): Return to Roque de los Muchachos

Italy (5 photos): A journey from Milan to Rome in the midst of a fearsome heatwave

Denmark and Sweden (5 photos): A bit of Malmö, a lot of Copenhagen

Dublin (3 photos): Back to Dublin for an astronomy conference

Netherlands (2 photos): The Hague and Amsterdam

Brussels (1 photo): Random weekend in Belgium

Balkans (6 photos): A winter weekend in Croatia and Slovenia

2002

Sweden (6 photos): New year trip to Gothenburg and Stockholm

Dublin (2 photos): First visit to the nearest capital to London

Salzburg (3 photos): A weekend trying to avoid "The Sound Of Music"

Beijing to London (32 photos): A train journey across half the planet

Norway (9 photos): Long weekend in Oslo, Bergen and fjords

2001

Australia (11 photos): Canberra, Great Ocean Road, Melbourne and Sydney

La Palma (6 photos): First trip to the Observatorio Roque de los Muchachos

Southern Africa (24 photos): Adventures in wild and remote places in Zambia, Tanzania and Malawi

OHP (6 photos): Return to the South of France for a week of observing

2000

Central America (30 photos): Through the volcanoes, from Costa Rica to Guatemala

London to Munich (7 photos): A poverty-curtailed attempt to get to Budapest

1999

Iceland (20 photos): Around Iceland by bus and boat

OHP (6 photos): Observing trip to the south of France

1998

Australia (13 photos): From Perth to Sydney on trains, buses and a plane

Sicily (4 photos): Volcano chasing journey to Mount Etna