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

Sun, 7 Feb 2016 | By the_life_of_lady_laura | Views [256]

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

Wednesday 4th May - Let The Adventure Begin

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [253] | 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 [245]

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 [220]

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

Aussie buying a campervan in the UK

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 | By eliseharri | Views [192]

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

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 [183]

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

Bike Riding in England

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 | By trailsnet | Views [169]

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

Update 1: General Stuff

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 | By rachelsimonanddog | Views [168]

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

Update 3: Getting Going

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 | By rachelsimonanddog | Views [167]

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

Sails, Swells and Souvenirs - a Channel Islands adventure

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 | By butterfly-freed | Views [160]

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 [152]

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

Banter, Boats and Bruises: a Channel Islands sailing adventure

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 | By butterfly-freed | Views [150]

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

Thursday 5th May - Capers in Cape Town

Thu, 5 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [147]

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 >

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

Mon, 9 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [147]

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 >


Fri, 4 Mar 2016 | By dangerruss | Views [144]

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 >

Manchester, UK June 2016

Mon, 6 Jun 2016 | By andywu217 | Views [144]

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 [143]

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

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

Wed, 11 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [142]

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 >

Saturday 7th May - Learning about Namibia and Hello Captain

Sun, 8 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [138] | 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 >

Sunday 15th May - Another Day in Paradise

Mon, 16 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [138] | 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 >

On the hunt for Chivitos in Uruguay

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 | By dancinnadz | Views [135]

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 [134] | 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

One night in Manchester

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 | By chrissilb | Views [127]

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

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

Tue, 10 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [126]

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 >

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

Thu, 12 May 2016 | By paulfirman | Views [126]

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 >


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