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Update 3: Getting Going

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 | By rachelsimonanddog | Views [223]

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

How To Save Money On A Gap Year

Fri, 8 Jul 2016 | By chrissilb | Views [203]

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 >

Update 1: General Stuff

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 | By rachelsimonanddog | Views [202]

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 [192]

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

Banter, Boats and Bruises: a Channel Islands sailing adventure

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 | By butterfly-freed | Views [181]

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

On the hunt for Chivitos in Uruguay

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 | By dancinnadz | Views [174]

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

Scottish Jitters

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 | By tattoo_traveler | Views [171]

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

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

Wed, 17 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [171] | 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 >

Solo Travel x Group Travel: A comparative study

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 | By keziakos | Views [164]

  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 [155]

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

Plymouth and the "Pilgrims"

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 | By billh | Views [147] | 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 [146]

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 >

And so life changes...

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 | By butterfly-freed | Views [138]

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


Sun, 25 Sep 2016 | By billh | Views [137]

Morning came early -- taking the ferry to England and had to be at the dock by 7:45am to check-in.  There's been quite a few novels written about the romance of taking a "slow boat to nowhere" -- those authors have obviously never taken a ferry ... Read more >


Sun, 9 Oct 2016 | By billh | Views [134] | 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 >

Stop 1 on our European Tour

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 | By bcpckngbrtns | Views [134]

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

Somewhere over the rainbow lies Iguazu..

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 | By dancinnadz | Views [132]

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

A traveller’s guide to Stirlingshire

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 | By chrissilb | Views [127]

The ancient town of Stirling is one the oldest towns in Scotland, but from a tourist point of view is one of the hidden gems of Central Scotland. The surrounding area of Stirlingshire boasts a number of secluded spots and underappreciated points of interest.... Read more >

Tags: adventure, history, scotland, stirling

Blog 9 - On the Road to Newcastle

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 | By mighty10 | Views [122]

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 >

A taste of the Pantanal - our wetlands adventure!

Mon, 4 Jul 2016 | By dancinnadz | Views [119]

So it's been a few days since we left The Pantanal for Sao Paulo and about time I updated my blog! I've not had much downtime in SP as we only had 2 full days due to travel arrangements. We probably only covered about 5% of this beast of a city but seen ... Read more >

Tags: animals, birdwatching, brazil, caiman, farms, horseriding, jungle, pantanal, wetlands

Adventures in London

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 | By billh | Views [118]

Drove from Salisbury to London -- again, heavy trafic, but we made it, checked into the hotel and and headed off to explore the nearby neighborhood.  It became apparent that London is very much a multi-cultural city with a very heavy middle and ... Read more >

Blog 8 - London

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 | By mighty10 | Views [117]

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 >

Tour of Spain

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 | By dawnandmark | Views [116] | Comments [2]

After a few months at home we are off on our next adventure.  We are taking the Beast by ferry to the north of Spain.  The plan is to tour the north coast then travel south inland.  We have 6 weeks to experience all Spain has to offer, ... Read more >

Blog 12 - Portsmouth

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 | By mighty10 | Views [114]

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 >

The Land of the Scots

Wed, 3 Aug 2016 | By bcpckngbrtns | Views [113]

Arriving in Glasgow went well. Because we flew from London we didn't have to deal with customs which was great. Everyone we encountered was incredibly friendly and helpful. Caught the express bus into town and hopped right on the hop on hop off bus. ... Read more >

Tags: bcpckngbrtns, bcpckngbrtns2016, europe 2016, european adventure, scotland


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