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Update 3: Getting Going

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 | By rachelsimonanddog | Views [244]

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 [213]

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

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

Wed, 17 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [210] | 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 [179] | 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 [177]

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 >

Update 2: Getting Started

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 | By rachelsimonanddog | Views [165]

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


Sun, 25 Sep 2016 | By billh | Views [159]

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 [155] | 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 >

A traveller’s guide to Stirlingshire

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 | By chrissilb | Views [151]

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 [137]

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 >

Adventures in London

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 | By billh | Views [135]

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 [135]

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 >

Thursday 18th May - Birmingham to Malta

Sat, 20 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [128]

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 >

Blog 12 - Portsmouth

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 | By mighty10 | Views [127]

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 >

London Part 2

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 | By jwagenknecht | Views [123]

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 >

Cambridge and Castles

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 | By billh | Views [119]

Finally made it out of London -- a two hour slog in stop and go traffic at 1:00pm -- not fun!  Cambridge ws my next stop -- somewhat disappoointing but it has potential.  Disappointing in that I didn't get to visit any "tourist" attractions ... Read more >

Blog 13 - Leaving the 1st world

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 | By mighty10 | Views [119]

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 >

Business Away Days

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 | By chrissilb | Views [117]

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

Blog 11 - On The Road to York

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 | By mighty10 | Views [115]

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 >

Von Auckland gleich nach Hamilton

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 | By bernardmarlenlilly | Views [115]

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 >

Lincoln Castle, A Victorian Prison and the Magna Carta

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 | By billh | Views [108]

Leaving Nottingham behind without as much as a glimpse of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, I headed off to visit Lincoln Cathedral, and on a whim, Lincoln Castle.  For some reason, the Catherdal gets "first booking" in most tour guides -- a beautiful, ... Read more >

A King, a Doctor and a Jail

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 | By billh | Views [107]

Spent the day driving to the Cornwall area in southeastern England -- if you look for it on a map, its the foot and toe part of England.   Arrived earlier than planned so decided to head off to Tintagel Castle for a couple of hours.  In ... Read more >

Tuesday 23rd May - Sightseeing and Strolling in Split

Thu, 25 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [106]

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 >


Sat, 24 Sep 2016 | By billh | Views [105]

Why does this sheep have blue paint on it?     (SEE PHOTOS SECTION)

My Last Days in the British Isles

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 | By billh | Views [104]

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 >


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