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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 | By iain_and_tamara | Views [451] | Comments [1]

Until this point our travel choices have all been about places. Our time in England though was precious for the people and events that we were able to share with them, including each of my parents' birthdays as well as Christmas and the New Year. ... Read more >

Tags: christmas, family, friends, london, nottingham

What, Where, Why, How?

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 | By wanderlustgail | Views [288] | Comments [3]

I wanted to write earlier, but this week has been an emotional roller coaster, and I could not bring myself to put much into words. Who knew that following a dream could make one so sad, afraid, anxious, guilty, and full of self-doubt? I did not expect ... Read more >

Tags: sabbatical, solo, travel

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ...

Sun, 7 Feb 2016 | By the_life_of_lady_laura | Views [237]

Where has January gone? I currently seem to be measuring time by looking at the expiry dates on food in my fridge and making remarks such as ‘4 th of February … crap that needs to go in the freezer.’  I’ve lost a bit ... Read more >

Tags: a&e, bath, caernarfon, cardiff, christmas, engaged, romans, turkish baths, wales

The Top Places To Stay In Dunedin

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 | By paulread | Views [233]

Located at the south east corner of New Zealand’s South Island, Dunedin is often considered to be one of the main cities of the country, and is located in a very attractive part of the nation.  Historically the economy of the city was dependent ... Read more >

Tags: budget travel, travel, travel deals, travel destinations, travel essentials, travel spots, travel tips

Wednesday 4th May - Let The Adventure Begin

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [225] | Comments [2]

As the late Spring colourful countryside of Suffolk pass by we wonder what adventures lay ahead. Yes, we are off on another adventure. We had a taxi pick us up at Martlesham Heath and take us down to Cardinal Park to meet up with our National Express ... Read more >


Thu, 31 Dec 2015 | By countryboy | Views [216] | Comments [5]

“ The red pill or the blue pill?” “ I remember you,” said Joshua. "You take the blue pill, the story starts again. You wake up in some hotel, some country. Believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, ... Read more >

Roon the Globe the opposite direction..

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 | By dancinnadz | Views [209]

It's been a long time coming but i am finally getting to fulfil my dream of reaching the continent of South America. This was something i wanted to do as part of my trip 5 years ago but just didn't have the time or funds to manage it. So here i am, ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, backpacking, brazil, flashpacking, south america, travel, uruguay


Thu, 11 Feb 2016 | By wanderlustgail | Views [192]

England does not feel very strange to me, maybe because I've been there a few times before, or because of our shared cultural roots, or because of our common language. In cultures that feel different, and especially when you do not speak the language, ... Read more >

Tags: american, british, culture, english, sabbatical, travel

Oh hail the brussel sprout tree...

Mon, 7 Dec 2015 | By the_life_of_lady_laura | Views [183]

It’s true; brussel sprout trees are a ‘thing’. Essentially the stalk of the plant with the sprouts still attached; shops here are selling them for around $5 a tree. Now, I’m not sure where you stand on the sprout debate, but personally ... Read more >

Tags: brussel sprouts, christmas, cold, dickens, ice skating, mulled wine, rochester, snow, uk, wales

Leaving Las Vegas #shvtvinusa

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 | By stephenhvlogtv | Views [174]

So days 13-16 of the trip  Consisted of Las Vegas  We left Salt Lake City early morning  And the drive to Las Vegas was a 6 hour drive  The last drive of the trip as we was ditching the car in Vegas  And going ... Read more >

Tags: blogger, road trip, travel, usa, vlogger, youtube

Brighton to the left of me, Hastings to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you.

Sun, 22 May 2016 | By the_life_of_lady_laura | Views [174]

It’s far to say that I’ve suffered a fair amount of ‘cabin fever’ since moving to the UK. Although I wouldn’t say I am outdoorsy, I do enjoy being outside on occasion and have missed having a back yard. Unfortunately, we ... Read more >

Tags: aussies, cabin fever, expats, new job, travel, uk

8 Timeless Travel quotes you shouldn't forget

Wed, 2 Dec 2015 | By traveldudes | Views [166]

  From Visually .   Many websites gather famous quotes. This one presents 8 'timeless travel quotes'. One by the English writer Aldous Huxeley (Brave New World) for example, who states that, while travelling, one finds out ... Read more >

Tags: travel quotes

The great scone debake.

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 | By the_life_of_lady_laura | Views [163] | Comments [1]

There is some debate over how one should prepare their cream tea (Devonshire Tea to us Aussies). We learnt this upon the arrival of Pete’s distant relative Sam, who is staying with us for a week to do some work experience at Pete’s work, ... Read more >

Tags: brighton, burning of the clocks, christmas, ice skating, london, trafalgar square, uk, winter

Money Saving Tips For Travelling

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 | By chrissilb | Views [161]

It’s great to travel, or, so I think so. But I’d like to believe that most people have a little wanderlust in them. Experiencing amazing and famous sights, immersing yourself in other cultures – it’s great! And you can always ... Read more >

Tags: money, money saving

Bike Riding in England

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 | By trailsnet | Views [155]

Follow my 2016 bicycle tour in England as I visit the Ludlow area near Wales and Shakespeare Country around Stratford-Upon-Avon. I will ride on the road when necessary and on trails whenever possible. I'll keep you updated about bike trails in England ... Read more >

Tags: active travel tours, bike tour, england bike tours, ludlow bike tours

Aussie buying a campervan in the UK

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 | By eliseharri | Views [148]

G'day. I want to right this blog because I have just bought a van to travel in the UK, and I’ve had a few difficulties along the way, and surprisingly I could not find any advice on buying a car here in the UK if you are a traveller. There was ... Read more >

Tags: aussieinuk, buyingavaninuk, roadtrip, ukvanlife, vanlife

Thursday 5th May - Capers in Cape Town

Thu, 5 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [135]

A very good overnight flight - it never ceases to amaze us how these jumbo jets get airborne! But thankfully they do. It was a very smooth flight with the usual high standard of service from British Airways. Good food, good wine, good films on this very ... Read more >

Sails, Swells and Souvenirs - a Channel Islands adventure

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 | By butterfly-freed | Views [135]

I read somewhere that there is a rivalry between the islands of Guernsey and Jersey. The former being home to ‘old money’, while the latter to the ‘new money’. It would be impossible to make a judgement on this during our short ... Read more >

Tags: alderney, bicycles, channel islands, corbiere, jersey, lighthouse, pearls, petit trein, sailing

Scottish Jitters

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 | By tattoo_traveler | Views [130]

I head out of the heat in Tucson tomorrow morning and within 24 hours I will be enjoying the delightful 50-degree weather in Scotland. The biggest challenge with traveling is leaving my three doggies, but I decided to endeavor on a solo journey throughout ... Read more >

Tags: #scottishhighlands #ukbackpacker


Fri, 4 Mar 2016 | By dangerruss | Views [128]

LONDON (March 1-3)  Took the red eye to London. I think I was a little cranky. I found myself getting really annoyed while at the airport (I know it's not hard to get annoyed at the airport, but I try to laugh off as much as I can generally- ... Read more >

Tuesday 10th May - At Sea - Senegal, Sinfonia and Swans

Wed, 11 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [128]

As the morning broke with the sun rising over this calm Atlantic Ocean we are making good headway, we have got to travel 2994 nautical miles from Wavis Bay, Namibia to Dakar, Senegal. As we approach the equator we are travelling from Winter to Summer ... Read more >

This post is brought to you by the letter B for Bureaucracy..

Wed, 4 Nov 2015 | By the_life_of_lady_laura | Views [126]

I am currently a serf and the UK Home Office is my Feudal Overlord. Pete thinks I am a being a bit dramatic, but it is beginning to feel like it. The UK Home Office have had my passport to reissue my VISA for 2 months now and without it I’m stuck ... Read more >

Tags: bonded labour, coronation street, holidays, manchester, parentals, serfdom, tour guide, uk, uk

Banter, Boats and Bruises: a Channel Islands sailing adventure

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 | By butterfly-freed | Views [125]

A wistful sigh escapes as I gaze at photos of sunny islands and sparkling blue seas. The Sailing Meet-up group has my full attention and it’s not long before I have joined, and signed up for a week-long sailing trip to, and around The Channel ... Read more >

Tags: alderney, bavaria sy, channel islands, guernsey, herm, jersey, rough sea, sailing

A Country Affair

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 | By the_life_of_lady_laura | Views [124]

When it comes to weekends, we are always looking for interesting things to do locally. England is a land of seasonal events. In spring farmers open their fields so you can view their bluebells, in winter you can rug up and enjoy a cider by a warm fire ... Read more >

Tags: country, dogs, england, fair, local, posh, uk, weekend, west sussex

Saturday 7th May - Learning about Namibia and Hello Captain

Sun, 8 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [121] | Comments [1]

We have obviously made very good progress overnight and are now heading towards our first port of call, Namibia, tomorrow. After breakfast we made our way to the Theatre to hear a very good presentation on tomorrow's destination including a brief description ... Read more >


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