Hello, I’m Darren McLean and welcome to my website – taste2travel.com
I’m a native of Newcastle, Australia but have a poor record of attendance in my home country. I first left home in 1987 and have spent the majority of my time since then working and traveling aboard. I have lived in Australia, New Zealand and Europe where I have worked as a technology consultant, which has financed my travels.
My first trip took me to Hong Kong, where I was mesmerised by the city’s energy and dynamism. It was on the streets of Kowloon that I fell in love with all the excitement travel has to offer and decided to always keep traveling. Since that first trip, I have traveled through 172 countries and territories and have visited all 7 continents. I’m a keen photographer and enjoy the opportunity to sample good food and wines on my travels.
Photography is a passion and, unless otherwise stated, all photos on the site are mine. If I use a photo from another source I will quote the source.
Over the last 30 years I have visited 180 countries but I will not be writing retro-reports on every place I’ve traveled. The intention of taste2travel is to (hopefully) create useful, usable travel guides/ reports on destinations I have recently visited, hence I will not be blogging about a trip I made to Timbuktu back in the early 1990’s since so much has changed there in the meantime.
In the last few years I have traveled throughout the entire Caribbean region (the only island I have yet to visit is tiny Montserrat), South America, Antarctica and parts of the Pacific, North America, Asia and Europe. You will find plenty of content on the Caribbean, some Pacific islands and parts of Asia. In the pipeline is a blog on Antarctica, then I will start to tackle blogs on the different countries of South America.
If you have any questions or queries, please contact me via the contact page.
I hope you enjoy the blog.