My priorities are now writing the series of Maxwell Empire Books. These are available in normal and scripted format. The website for the books gives you information about the time the books are set in, which is the 46th century, and the world history before the year 4576.
By 4576 sea levels have risen twenty metres. See why here.
Stories and photos of travel in Australia and overseas.
It does not matter whether you are 7 or 70 there are things you would like to know more about. You need to keep your brain engaged from a young age to ensure that it works as well as possible when you are older. We can help you investigate your interests more fully.
Work, rest or play
It might be learning about English writers of renown in England such as Wordsworth when you visit the Lakes District in the UK, Ned Kelly country in Victoria and New South Wales in Australia, apartment blocks to combat urban sprawl as seen in South Korea, or aquaculture in Thailand to feed the world's increasing population, but any of them will be worthwhile if it causes your brain to tick over more.
If you want to interact more with the locals you can volunteer to improve their English, like you can in Nong Khai in Thailand. This way you get to experience a different culture, meet new friends, and help people who need it.
Do you want to help people in Nong Khai in Thailand to improve their English?
Do you want to have an authentic experience of Thai culture and family life? Volunteer in Nong Khai.
In September/October you can see the boat races on the Mekong like the paddlers below.
Exercises to help others speak English
If you are going to volunteer to assist Thai people to speak English there are a large number of exercises you can use on this website. Note that they are copyright.
Tours around Albury, New South Wales, Australia
You can visit one of Australia's most dynamic regional centres with everything from stunning snowfields and wide open spaces to vineyards and vibrant historic towns right on your doorstep.
Albury is on the Murray River, about 600 km from Sydney, about 300 km from Melbourne, and about 300 km from Canberra.
Your stay in Albury will be enhanced by visits to the paddlesteamers at Echuca with a ride on one along the Murray River, to Beechworth with its history of gold mining and Ned Kelly, to Rutherglen and its many wineries, to Corowa with its history of the Federation of Australia.
Book your hotel with booking.com.
Do you want to see where your food comes from? Before your visit to Albury you should look at this website.
Many tourists hire a car and drive themselves to places that interest them. Read this suggestion of the best road trip in Australia.
You can enjoy a tour to South Korea to see a society where the Government favours business and the population enjoys apartment living. The forests of twenty one storey apartment buildings result in much more compact cities and the excellent subway is something Australian cities could copy. Many aspects of Korean life are different from that which Australians experience which makes a tour through the country a delight to your senses.
Tour in Thailand
You can volunteer to speak English to people in Nong Khai, Thailand when you will go around the district being shown the sights and life in Thailand. You can also take a tour of Thailand to sightsee or with a specific purpose in mind such as to find out about aquaculture.
Shrimp culture is a major enterprise in Thailand. You can go on a tour to see fish farms to the east of Bangkok at Chachengsao and in the Mekong River.
You can also include Laos in a tour as when you reach Nong Khai the capital of Laos, Vientiane, is only twenty four kilometres away on the other side of the Mekong.
You can stay in Thailand to help students speaking and listening to English. Thai students all learn English and can read and write but generally get little opportunity to converse with English speakers. This is where you can help.
If you opt for a stay in Thailand your taste buds will want you to learn some Thai cooking while you are away so they can continue to enjoy the foods they had while there.
Some of the exercises you can use if you need to when you volunteer are available to see on this website.