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Roon the Globe the opposite direction..

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 | By dancinnadz | Views [276]

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

Aussie buying a campervan in the UK

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 | By eliseharri | Views [265]

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

Update 3: Getting Going

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 | By rachelsimonanddog | Views [211]

13.    Molveno, Italy (28 th  June – 30 th  June): We left the lovely Lake Idro and headed for Molveno which is another Italian lake but this time in the Dolomites. The town of Molveno was nice enough but, it now ... Read more >

Tags: alps, climbing, dogs, hilda, motorhomes, mountaineering, mountains, rachel, simon, walking

Update 1: General Stuff

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 | By rachelsimonanddog | Views [194]

So, after nearly three months away, I have finally gotten round to writing a blog. The primary reason is to give me something to do in the evenings other than to drink beer and the secondary reason is to share what we have been up to with anyone who ... Read more >

Tags: alps, climbing, dogs, hilda, motorhomes, mountaineering, mountains, rachel, simon, walking

Sails, Swells and Souvenirs - a Channel Islands adventure

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 | By butterfly-freed | Views [189]

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

Manchester, UK June 2016

Mon, 6 Jun 2016 | By andywu217 | Views [178]

Over the last day I have finally hit Manchester my first destination! Was really scared coming off of the plane and didn't even realize how to get from the airport to where my hostel is! Finally found the hostel and checked in with alot of patience. ... Read more >

Tags: john rylands, manchester, musuem of science and industry

A Country Affair

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 | By the_life_of_lady_laura | Views [175]

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

One night in Manchester

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 | By chrissilb | Views [171]

Glasgow. Friday morning. 8:30 am. It’s a cold, it’s November, and weary commuters are trudging into work, determined to put in one last day of half-hearted graft before the sweet release of the weekend. I am one of these windswept, white ... Read more >

Tags: drinking, england, manchester, one night

Banter, Boats and Bruises: a Channel Islands sailing adventure

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 | By butterfly-freed | Views [171]

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

Scottish Jitters

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 | By tattoo_traveler | Views [166]

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

How To Save Money On A Gap Year

Fri, 8 Jul 2016 | By chrissilb | Views [164]

If you’ve ever been travelling then you’ll know how the costs can easily start to pile up. The average cost of a gap year is between £5,000 and £7,000 . Saving up for a trip is only half the battle, you also have to consider ... Read more >

On the hunt for Chivitos in Uruguay

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 | By dancinnadz | Views [161]

Arriving in Uruguay was a stark contrast from Buenos Aires considering it's only 1 hour by ferry. It's a very green place with lots of farmland and reminded me much of home, seeming like a world away from the hectic, dirty city we had just left. The ... Read more >

Tags: chivito, colonia, ferry, la rambla, milanese, montevideo, south america, uruguay

Bonita Buenos Aires

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 | By dancinnadz | Views [157] | Comments [1]

It was our first super early start this morning to get the ferry from BA to Montevideo at 9am. We're now en route so it's given me time to talk about our first few days in the city, which has been non stop!   We landed in a fogged-over city ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, buenos aires, city, meat, south america, uruguay

Solo Travel x Group Travel: A comparative study

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 | By keziakos | Views [155]

  Whenever I chose to go adventuring in my early years, I have always ended up going solo. Mostly due to the careful planning involved, lack of people interested in going the same route I chose, or simply because people were unwilling to compromise ... Read more >

Tags: group travel, on the road, planning, solo travel

Update 2: Getting Started

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 | By rachelsimonanddog | Views [152]

1.        Leaving England (30 th  April – 27 th  May): The month between leaving work and leaving England proved to be considerably more hectic than either I or Rachel had expected. With hindsight ... Read more >

Tags: alps, climbing, dogs, hilda, motorhomes, mountaineering, mountains, rachel, simon, walking

FINALLY TIME TO GO

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 | By rxchelmason | Views [145]

So… first ever post is here!! After waiting a long ten months, I have finally defeated all obstacles in my path, and am ready for my new adventure. Exams are done, uni decided upon, and money raised through part-time work (big up Sainsbury’... Read more >

Tags: cusco, goodbye england, on my way, peru, travel, volunteering

6 Best Summer Vacation Destinations

Wed, 8 Jun 2016 | By swapnilk | Views [144]

For so many singles, couples and families, summer means vacation! While it is great to get away in the cold winter months, it’s hard to resist the wanderlust that seems to blow in with the warmer weather in summer. Children are out of school and ... Read more >

Tags: summer vacation, sunset

The Midlands – England’s Best Kept Secret

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 | By chrissilb | Views [131]

When international tourists visit the United Kingdom, there is a degree of bias that influences the hot-spots they wish to see. If you were to go to Beijing, and speak to people who might be considering coming to the UK for a holiday, you can pretty ... Read more >

Tags: city break, england, golf, history, midlands, museum, tours, town

Plymouth and the "Pilgrims"

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 | By billh | Views [130] | Comments [1]

Ranting Alert!  Thought I'd make a quick stop in Plymouth, England and check-out the Mayflower Steps -- supposedly the actual steps used by the Pilgrims back in 1620 to board their ship to America -- and did I get a history lesson!  Seems like ... Read more >

Stop 1 on our European Tour

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 | By bcpckngbrtns | Views [128]

So because I have been so busy and totally jet lagged I haven't had a moment to sit and write. But finally I have some downtime. Beginning our journey on a 6 1/2 hour flight from Toronto into London Gatwick. The flight was excellent and the food ... Read more >

Tags: bath, bcpckngbrtns, bcpckngbrtns2016, europe 2016, harry potter, london england, stonehenge, windsor castle

And so life changes...

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 | By butterfly-freed | Views [126]

I have read many blogs about adventures on the road in far flung destinations, but remarkably few about what comes next. The coming home. With 360 days of travel now one year behind me, I thought it time to reflect on my experience of how travelling ... Read more >

Tags: benefits of travelling, direction, life changing, masters degree, mentors, starting again, tesol, travel bug

Blog 10 - On the Road to Glasgow

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 | By mighty10 | Views [125]

A tale of sickness and minimal excitement. I'm sat at a Travelodge in Stafford which is our roadside home for the night eating my carrots and humous while my poor very sick wife has a bath. We are on our way to Glasgow to start our mini road trip test ... Read more >

Wednesday 17th May - Martlesham Heath to Fort Dunlop, Birmingham

Wed, 17 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [123] | Comments [3]

This adventure was only put together a few weeks ago. Whilst looking at some options on the internet we stumbled upon the one we are about to take. There was a slight problem - Paul being Paul delayed in booking it as the price kept dropping! So, when ... Read more >

Somewhere over the rainbow lies Iguazu..

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 | By dancinnadz | Views [122]

This is the first day I've actually had some down time and not written my blog on a bus / plane or airport en route to the next place! I just wanted to post a quick update on possibly my favourite place yet...Iguazu Falls or Foz Do Iguaçu (Brazilian) ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, brazil, iguazu falls, nature, scenic, walks, waterfalls

PHOTO CONTEST #4 WINNER

Sun, 9 Oct 2016 | By billh | Views [122] | Comments [2]

What 1975 English comedy cult film featured this castle (Kidwelly) in its opening scenes?     WINNER!  Christine nailed it -- "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" -- Kidwelly Castle was used in the opening scenes with two Scottish castles ... Read more >


 

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