My favourite year for music is 1982. In fact, three of my top five albums of all time were released in that year. One of those is Rio by Duran Duran. I know this is a travel blog, but music looms large in the lives of the 2emptynesters and we all know how songs can … More Sigiriya – save a prayer for Lion Rock
There were men in ties in Tissamaharama. Ties, in the midday sun. The clear sign of brisker business than we’d spotted at the straggles of roadside stalls selling coconuts, watermelon and fairly fresh fish along our long and dusty route. My stomach churned a bit at the realisation that we were closing in on our … More Tears, but no fears, on my first time safari
In this video, we get chef Suranga to show us how to make Sri Lankan dahl and delicious fish curry.
We’ve been determined to discover places in the UK this year that will appeal to empty nesters. So, with lots of options on our doorstep in the Cotswolds, we have started local. Kelmscott Manor is best known as the much loved retreat of William Morris, the notable designer and craftsman, often referred to as the … More Kelmscott Manor review: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds
It’s nearly upon us! This year, we’ve visited Slovakia, Austria and Italy – as well as trips to Edinburgh and Wales here in the UK. And on top of that, we’ve been out and about in our new home territory – the beautiful Cotswolds. But the big trip for 2017 is to Sri Lanka. Back … More The big trip of 2017 – Sri Lanka
Introduction: Time of year: January 2017 – minus five degrees during the day, with snow on the ground. Purpose of trip: Nigel had decided to partake in some ‘health tourism’ in Slovakia as he needed some heavy duty dental treatment. We thought that we’d make a break out of it, as there needed to be … More Review: Danubius Health Spa Resort – Esplanade, Piestany, Slovakia
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 … More Round the world signposter
So the year is over and we thought we’d take a look back at an unforgettable 2016. The best way to join us is to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Just fill out the form on the top right of this page and we’ll send you our latest travel inspiration, stories and tips.
It was about a year ago that the dreams we shared about seeing more of the world started turning into a proper plan. There we were: two empty-nesters; with four daughters between us, all of whom were capable of fending for themselves. We had the ability to work in a flexible way, and some savings … More An incredible year of travels…so what’s next?
While we were on our whizz round the world, Nigel published a daily picture on Instagram. For those of you who are not Instagrammers, we’ve reproduced the photos in 4 blog posts. This one covers China, Vietnam and Cambodia. Day 39 was our first full day in #Beijing and it was off to the #ForbiddenCity. … More Round the world in pictures: China, Vietnam & Cambodia