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

Wed, 17 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [235] | 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 >

Plymouth and the "Pilgrims"

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 | By billh | Views [218] | 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 >

Blog 10 - On the Road to Glasgow

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 | By mighty10 | Views [189]

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 >

Business Away Days

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 | By chrissilb | Views [159]

When you're as in to travel as much as I am, getting tied down to the one place can feel a little depressing when you've found you haven't been away for a good few months. The biggest barrier that many of us face when it comes to travel is getting the ... Read more >

Tags: hillwalking, outdorr, team building

Thursday 18th May - Birmingham to Malta

Sat, 20 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [159]

Thursday 18th May - Birmingham to Malta   We awoke to a beautiful sunny morning in Birmingham. We were so impressed with our meal at Manor Farm last night that we decided to return there for our breakfast this morning. The only problem ... Read more >

London Part 2

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 | By jwagenknecht | Views [158]

Days 2 and 3 in London were none crazy eventful. I kicked off my Thursday morning by heading up to the "Harry Potter" train station, the one that they shot in the films. Sadly, they did put in a 9 3/4 platform with the cart sticking out of the wall. ... Read more >

Blog 8 - London

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 | By mighty10 | Views [151]

Disclaimer - in the past 40 hours due to transit I have slept a grand total of 5 hours and 3 of those were a nap this morning. This blog will be honest but most likely gibberish :) We have arrived in the land of teenage parenthood - England! It have ... Read more >

Blog 9 - On the Road to Newcastle

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 | By mighty10 | Views [151]

NOTE - this is being posted 2 days after I wrote it.  Happy New Years everyone   After a quick pit stop at the Peterborough service centre on the way up to see Raff in Newcastle I have been relegated to the back seat and decided to whip ... Read more >

Blog 12 - Portsmouth

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 | By mighty10 | Views [141]

Sat in our first ever 'Private Room' Airbnb in lovely Portsmouth waking up from my first afternoon nap in over a week. How I have missed them. While Kate wakes up and the best tv option is the Big Bang theory it's a great chance to catch up on where ... Read more >

Tuesday 23rd May - Sightseeing and Strolling in Split

Thu, 25 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [138]

Our ship glided quietly under the cover of darkness through the crystal clear waters of The Adriatic Sea. The sunrise brought another beautiful morning as we arrive back in Croatia on the Dalmatian Coast at Split. A lovely breakfast and we were soon ... Read more >

Von Auckland gleich nach Hamilton

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 | By bernardmarlenlilly | Views [128]

Nach etwa 30 Stunden Reisezeit sind wir wohlbehalten in Auckland gelandet. In einem Airbus A380 reist man erstaunlich gut. Lilly hat zu jeder Mahlzeit (2mal abendessen, 2mal frühstück und 1 snack) Spielzeug bekommen. Wenn wir nicht auf den ... Read more >

Blog 11 - On The Road to York

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 | By mighty10 | Views [127]

I want to get off the bat early that driving around Scotland is stunning. Even in the depths of winter words and pictures do not do justice to the pure beauty you will see. We couldn't even imagine what it would look like come Autumn. I'm very lucky ... Read more >

Sunday 21st May - Hvar, Croatia & Salt & Vinegar Ice Cream

Mon, 22 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [127]

Hvar in Croatia is our port of call today. We understand from literature we have been given, that Hvar is the new St Tropez, and is becoming the home of the rich and famous. It certainly is a very pretty and modern port, but does not yet have the facility ... Read more >

Why Scotland offers great home renovation opportunities

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 | By chrissilb | Views [126]

For the savvy renovator, Scotland always has some fantastic opportunities on offer. From derelict castles looking for a new Lord, to country houses at knock down prices, not to mention quaint cottages and open plots of land for you to make your mark ... Read more >

Tags: aberdeenshire, home, scotland

Blog 13 - Leaving the 1st world

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 | By mighty10 | Views [123]

Sitting at everyone's favourite sandwich shop Pret in the beautiful and multi-cultural Terminal 4 at Heathrow with about 2.5 hours until we board our plane to Nairobi. Along with many many things we are unsure about leading into this next leg of the ... Read more >

Phnom Pehn

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [123]

Wednesday 15th March Had a chilled out day. Went for a swim in the hostel's pool and had a walk around some of the city. Got a beer jug to share in the early evening and then ended up eating dinner at the hostel as going out seemed like too much work! ... Read more >

My Last Days in the British Isles

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 | By billh | Views [122]

It seems like just yesterday but it was over three and a half months ago that I boarded a ferry from the mainland to England, not knowing what I'd find or even pretty much how I'd entertain myself.  The Schengen Agreement prohibited me from staying ... Read more >

Da Lat

Mon, 3 Apr 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [122]

Saturday 1st April  Didn't do much today. Sunburn extremely painful and still can't find an ATM that accepts my card in this town. Got some ibuprofen then stayed in from the rain playing card games and drinking tea! It's free tea and coffee here ... Read more >

Almost time...

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 | By rutttroy | Views [122]

So I've sold my car, my cd's, dvds, earnt some extra money through exam marking and travelled all over the UK 'seeing you soon' to family and friends.  Out for dinner tonight with my uni girls and on Thursday I will be off!  I cannot believe ... Read more >

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [120]

Monday 10th April Arrived at lunch time and got collected from the village centre by the man who runs our home stay, Village House. They made us lunch while our room was being made ready. It was noodle soup with egg. We went for a short bike ride ... Read more >


Sun, 15 Jan 2017 | By supergg | Views [118]

We got moving early and jumped onto our last first class British train. Off to London. A bit drizzly on arriving at Kings Cross station so we found a cab to take us the short drive to our hotel. We waited a while and were able to check our luggage in ... Read more >

Monday 29th May - Coincidences and The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Tue, 30 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [116]

Again the sun was shining as we woke up in La Spezia, in the Ligurian area of Italy between Genoa and Pisa. What a surprise we had when the phone rang just after breakfast and it was Norma and Bernard, two very dear friends of ours from Bolton who we ... Read more >

Mui Ne to Da Lat

Mon, 3 Apr 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [112]

31st March 2017 Got the lunchtime bus up to De Lat in the highlands. Some beautiful scenery on the way. When we arrived at our hostel we were blow away by how lovely it is. You have the option of a home cooked meal every night. Everyone gets together ... Read more >

A Long Weekend in Aberdeen

Tue, 16 May 2017 | By chrissilb | Views [110]

For anyone who reads my journals, you’ll know that while I absolutely love getting away and exploring different places, I can get equally excited by discovering my own country – Scotland. And that’s exactly what I’ve done again, ... Read more >

Tags: aberdeen

Mui Ne

Mon, 3 Apr 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [109]

Thursday 30th March Got up at 3.20am for the 4am sunrise tour. Started with watching the sun rise at the white sand dunes, then off to the red ones. After that we stopped at a fishing village and lastly visited the fairy stream. The fairy stream was ... Read more >


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