Round the world signposter

In the autumn of 2016, we embarked on our biggest travel adventure to date – a self-planned round the world trip that took in many of the places we’d always wanted to see and things we’d always wanted to do. And we wrote much about it. Think of this post as the jumping in point to explore that trip.



Choosing where to go

Where we were most excited about

The Build Up

How Jane resorted to lists

The four-weeks-to-go mark

Contemplating autumn abroad


Canada [Chicago-Calgary-Banff-Kamloops-Vancouver]

Early trip surprises

Rocky Mountaineer – Day 1 in pictures

Rocky Mountaineer – Day 2 in pictures

Rocky Mountaineer review

USA [San Francisco]

Comparing Vancouver to San Francisco

New Zealand [Auckland-Queenstown-Haast-Greymouth-Murchison-Picton-Wellington-Rotorua]

Why the South Island is awesome

Things we found surprising about New Zealand



Seeing the ‘real’ Tonga

Being interviewed for Tongan radio

Swimming with humpback whales

Tears as we leave Tonga

Hong Kong

Nigel’s alternative guide to Hong Kong

Half way video roundup

Japan [Tokyo-Hiroshima-Miyajima-Kyoto-Osaka]

Eating boxed food on the bullet train

Staying in a wonderful ryokan

Nigel reaches the 50 countries mark

China [Beijing]Great Wall China Mutianyu

Unusual transport

Why China left us puzzled and not terribly welcome

Vietnam [Halong Bay-Sapa-Hanoi-Hue-Hoi An-Nha Trang-Ho Chi Minh City]

Some candid photos of Vietnamese tribal people

Cruising on Halong Bay

Hanoi in 12 hours

A shocking train journey

Things we learnt about Vietnam


Cambodia [Siem Reap]

A ridiculous video from the back of a tuktuk

Our tips for visiting Angkor Wat

Round Up

Ten questions to sum it all up

We’d love to hear from you if you’ve done something similar or if we’ve inspired you in some way. Please comment below … after all, that’s what this blog’s all about!

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