Welcome to Bren On The Road 3.0! You might notice things look a little different around here. This is the second redesign I’ve done since launch, and the first in 4 years. It’s a big change from how things started! When I first started this site in 2013 I knew nothing about websites. I knew nothing about

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It’s been almost three weeks since Kobe died. I still think about him every day. It’s starting to feel real, but still doesn’t feel right and probably never will. When I first heard the news I had just woken up and was checking my phone with crusts still in my eyes. I was in Yokohama,

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Chiang Mai is a place talked about often in my circles. Fellow bloggers and readers just assume I’ve been there, being the hotspot for anyone who works on a laptop. But somehow I’ve managed to miss Chiang Mai for an entire decade of globetrotting. In December I finally had some free time in Asia and

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At first glance, The Zebra Crossing was just your regular hostel. Fifty beds, small lounge, small kitchen, little courtyard for the smokers. But like all good hostels, it was operated with love. And like all hostels operated with love, it became home. It was Doniel who checked me in. The cheeriest of smiles, caramel skin,

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When deciding to do the Singapore Marathon there was a big question mark over it for a few weeks. I had just finished my first marathon at Auckland, but something told me I still had more to give. With all I’d learned at that race, plus a few more weeks of training, I was confident

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It was late August when I signed up for the race. Nine weeks out. Part of me didn’t really believe I could do it. But, part of me did. That was the only part that mattered. There’s a long backstory to why I signed up for this race. I was battling a skin condition called

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I’m skipping the hotel breakfast. I already know what it’s going to be. Eggs, bacon, fruit, sausages. And fish of course. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Sounds delightful actually. It’s just, we’ve only got one day in Honiara, and I’d prefer to start the day with something…different. It’s around 8:30. I head out

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Life is good at Fatboys. It took us a little while to get out here, in our little boat, zooming across the ocean. But wow, it was worth the trip. This charming resort on an island of its own, surrounded by calm and crystal waters. When heading to Fatboys the first question is, why call

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