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Wednesday 4th May - Let The Adventure Begin

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [275] | 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 >

Roon the Globe the opposite direction..

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 | By dancinnadz | Views [266]

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 [237]

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 [195]

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

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 [191]

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

Update 1: General Stuff

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 | By rachelsimonanddog | Views [181]

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 [175]

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 [169]

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

Sunday 8th May - Pink Flamingos, Policeman, Playing in the Dunes and Planets

Mon, 9 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [164]

A fairly early rise this morning. Along to the restaurant for breakfast - oh, we wish we had will power but when you see all these breakfast delights spread out, there is no resisting a good hearty! breakfast. We felt we were on the Marie Celeste this ... Read more >

Banter, Boats and Bruises: a Channel Islands sailing adventure

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 | By butterfly-freed | Views [164]

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 [162]

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

Thursday 5th May - Capers in Cape Town

Thu, 5 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [160]

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 >

Scottish Jitters

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 | By tattoo_traveler | Views [159]

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

Sunday 15th May - Another Day in Paradise

Mon, 16 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [155] | Comments [1]

Woke up to another wonderful day, sunny and very warm. After a good breakfast - Paul got his two soft poached eggs but still no kippers, we went to hear a prominent South African Doctor, Dr. John May lecture on "Cholesterol and Statins". This sounded ... Read more >

Saturday 7th May - Learning about Namibia and Hello Captain

Sun, 8 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [151] | 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 >

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

Wed, 11 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [151]

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 >

On the hunt for Chivitos in Uruguay

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 | By dancinnadz | Views [150]

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

One night in Manchester

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 | By chrissilb | Views [147]

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

Bonita Buenos Aires

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 | By dancinnadz | Views [147] | 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

Wednesday 11th May - What no kippers! - Lots of Flying Fish

Thu, 12 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [145]

Yes, we are still at sea sailing up the African coast, on a calm and very blue Atlantic Ocean. Paul is a bit disappointed that he cannot get kippers for breakfast but hey ho we are on an Italian ship. For some unknown reason neither of us fancied the ... Read more >

Monday 9th May - At Sea - Flags and Five Courses

Tue, 10 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [139]

We sailed from Namibia at 7pm last night and after another good night's sleep it was breakfast time. Here we go again, another day full of culinary delights. We went along to the theatre to attend a lecture on "Around the World in 80 Flags" wondering ... Read more >

6 Best Summer Vacation Destinations

Wed, 8 Jun 2016 | By swapnilk | Views [138]

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


Fri, 24 Jun 2016 | By rxchelmason | Views [137]

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

Thursday 12th May - Still at Sea, Sun still Shining and Still Eating - Turkish Delight!!

Fri, 13 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [136]

As our ship gently powers on we are getting closer to the equator! It is really hotting up now with the temperatures soaring into the high 20's and very humid. Not a bad breakfast today. Life on board carries on as normal. Hope we are not tempting fate ... Read more >

Update 2: Getting Started

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 | By rachelsimonanddog | Views [136]

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


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