Ben Winston

Not your average travel blog

A lot of emails? A note from me…

Apologies for the influx of emails and updates recently. Some of you may have received a few “test” emails which I know must be frustrating. I am currently syncing my … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Nostalgia, some dreams, and the colour of my crotch.

It’s the city that never sleeps. Although New York might have been better named, the city that can’t keep its mouth shut. It can’t be quiet….at all. I’m normally one … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Times Square : New York

Sometimes there is no blog. Sometimes I’m taking too much in visually, in the rain, to sit down and write anything. So, here I am enjoying a little walk around … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Panda Porn and Umbrella Rage

Walking twelve blocks in the rain to drop my backpack down, to then spend much of next hour trying to find a food stand which didn’t have a cue of … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bam! New York, Baby!

Six months away from ‘Merica, and I’m back for more. After being delayed seven hours and enduring an always slightly turbulent re-entry into the states (and I don’t only mean … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Starting out again…

I’m supposed to be in the sky, but even though leaving England maybe imminent, I’m having to wait just a little longer for my next big adventure. “It’s not the … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

2014 in review

So I wrote 62 posts across the USA and the blog received just short of 10,000 reads. Raising $3227 for @worldlandtrust. I’d say it was a pretty successful year. If … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Some rutting…..and then a few tears

1) With a little over a few weeks left, I have time, and “budget” to… 2) See A LOT of the very long Pacific coast With its intricacies, it stretches … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

When a Bear is a bird, and when Beards do battle

Without attempting to be The Riddler, waking up in Yosemite for the last time was like waking up on the first morning of a new job – much less exciting … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mischief, giants, a receding hairline and a massive chocolate cake

Even from a sweaty back seat of a low-slung hire car, being driven by two trail mix-loving Swiss chaps, the views driving up the steep valley of Sequoia National Park … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Beard, Altitude and Pedro’s interrogation

According to a chap I met in a mountain town in Colorado, I would fit right in. “There are beards everywhere in Dillon!” He was not lying. Since beginning my … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wearing a loin cloth…and getting evicted

Frankly, the shopping mall is not exactly my first location choice when I have only €6 and one large coffee to last several hours. It may have been entertaining to … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shapely white arses…it’s what I came here for

I thought elk were nervous, shy and retired creatures…yes, most of them are over 65. However, the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park, just north west of Denver CO proved to … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Schoolgirl in the desert, dinosaurs and a hammer

After abusing Starbucks’ wifi privileges in Jackson WY, it was time to skip town. Just a few hours of volume in a populated area was enough to make me slightly … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shaolin Squirrels, some frozen vocal chords and spot the Donkey

It might have been my Dad, with his impressive collection of definitely camp, pink ordinance and survey maps prior to when I was born, who taught me how to map … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

The most frustrating comments I have had to make

Despite a moonlit moment with a mosquito who munched around my hand, to inflate it to resemble a bloated, naked mole, waking up early on the Missouri again in western … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

McDonalds: It’s exciting because I might die?

KP gripped the steering wheel, repeated phrases to himself to keep his nerves on an even keel, and while attempting to avoid driving a tyre or two over the edge … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Indulging in Presidential views

Riding the long, laborious and straight route 85 was indeed just that: laborious, long and terribly straightforward. However, I was heading to North Dakota and intriguingly, part of the USA … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nature advances on my soul, Devilishly

Missing the sunrise after popping too many sleeping pills, meant for a lethargic start on top of Bear Lodge Mountain. After a rapid drop down to the valley’s bottom and … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Numerous Breakages, some Peaceful Solace and a Murder

Roughly four miles north of Custer in South Dakota, off a dirt, logging road, amongst the stumps of a raggedy pine forest in the Black Hills, was where I found … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cuddling up to a wet beast & being stalked by a couple of chicks

The American Midwest is simply one of the largest agricultural areas of land on earth. American farmers plant mainly corn, wheat, and since World War Two, soya bean to keep … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mistakes, Mistakes, and Burning A Pensioner’s Dreams

While travelling, it is sometimes important to keep abreast of the most important world news, so before leaving Columbus, I managed to catch up on a few episodes of Game … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Tale of Two Cities…and a national park

Down the American shoreline of Lake Erie is the city of Cleveland, and further to the south west is Columbus. They were to be the next two cities on my … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nobody heard me scream (in Syracuse)

Even though I have managed to reach my environmentally important checkpoints on time, my “unplanned” route has often taken me closer to the colder, Canadian border than I had originally … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Avoiding the freeze (and city), some sensational breasts & a brush with wood

Scorn me with your judgemental eyes if you wish, but I have no interest in New York City. I am however, in New York (yes, it’s not just a city). … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Second Thoughts

If you’re American, or from anywhere outside of the British Isles, you may not quite understand our obsession, our great tradition, the English ritual or fascination and reliance, on what … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Foot fetishes, Alcoholic Hummbingbirds and some Beautiful Boobies

Despite what you might assume, elephants walk on their tip toes, but more on those ballet-beauties in a moment. Fascinating feet come in as many visual variants, shapes and sizes … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Arguing, thieving and ruining Christmas

This recent Christmas I witnessed a man having an ear-battering argument in the supermarket. Normally, a small disagreement and well structured case can often bring around a final decision in … Continue reading

January 3, 2014 · 2 Comments
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Where am I now?

After extensive work and tours through Southern Africa, I’m now mainly in Malawi.
Go Untamed Safaris is now up and running.
Between work days and in the rainy season (December to April); I am planning some expeditions and seek out some experienced individuals keen to be involved.
I am normally available in the U.K. January to March.

For safari and expedition details:

email: info@gountamed.com

http://www.gountamed.com

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