It’s the time of year when nests tend to be emptied, so we have been reflecting on what inspired each of us to travel and why this stage of life can be the perfect moment to do it. We have both always been curious about other countries and their cultures. And for us, it has been … More It’s an exciting world out there for empty nesters
Cue Earth, Wind and Fire. Start digging out the knee-high, brown suede boots. Think about ordering logs for the wood burner, and sourcing those warming, home made soup recipes.Those are the kind of things I’ve always thought about at this time of year. But I only realised the other day that, for the first time … More Another kind of autumn…
Aberdovey in West Wales is one of Jane’s favourite places on the planet. I knew this before we got together, as she had written about it many times in her personal blog. I really admire her writing and it was pieces like Postcard to the Seaside that got me hooked. Read it and you get … More Tiptoeing along the see-saw
….is that once you’ve written them, you have to keep checking back. Whizzing round the world in 57 days is going to be fun, there’s no doubt about that. But there’s a huge amount of planning involved first. Once we’d researched and agreed on our route, there were fifteen flights to book, internal transport connections … More The thing about lists…
Now we’ve done all of our research and we know exactly where we are going to be and when, we thought we’d independently list the top 10 things we are looking forward to. It’ll be interesting to compare this to our view when the trip is finished. It’s impossible to rank these, really. There’s going … More Planning done. Now what’s our top ten?
I heard a story recently about a lady of 91, still hale and hearty, and living in her native county of Shropshire, in the UK. It’s a beautiful place, for sure, but in all of her 91 years, the lady has never left it. Never ventured beyond the county boundaries. Not even to her closest … More Six things stopping you travelling abroad.
Not long into our relationship, we discovered our mutual love of travel and agreed that we should embark on our first trip together as soon as we could. Nigel has friends who own a stone cottage in the Tuscan hills and on checking that it would be available at the end of September 2015, … More The Tuscany Test
According to the UN, there are 206 countries listed in the world. 16 of these states are disputed by someone or other, so that leaves 190 ‘official’ countries. So how do you choose which places to visit when planning a round the world trip? Well, for us, it was relatively easy and this is how the logic … More It’s a big world out there …
Could you manage to list the ten favourite places you’ve ever visited in your life? Before we sat down to plan this year’s big travel adventure, we thought we’d give it a go. Is yours on the list? 10. N: Hiring a boat in Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas and heading over … More Top ten travel experiences so far
Two keen travellers. Overlapping wishlists. The right time of our lives. So what do we do about it? Well, our answer is to jump right in and go for the double whammy: an adventure unlike anything either of us has experienced before and we’re embarking on it as a relatively new couple. We’re just months away from a … More Flights booked … now what?