From 6th-8th November 2017 at the ExCel in London, the World Travel Market will be taking place. 50,000 visitors from around the world will converge to understand the latest industry trends and do business. We’ll be going along and talking to a range of destinations about our plans for 2018. Our shortlist is: UK Northern … More World Travel Market: our first visit
Jane’s personal review of a mud treatment at the Balnea spa at the Danubius Esplanade hotel. Mud is thicker than water. Considerably so, you discover, when it’s heated up and slapped over your bare flesh. Its unique sulphuric properties attract thousands to spas like this one in Slovakia, from around the world. So what actually … More Get covered in hot mud.Why would you?
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?
Today marks the half way point of our round the world trip. We’ve made a brief video about our highlights so far: If you’ve enjoyed reading this, why not share it on Facebook or Twitter, using one of the buttons below.
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
Introduction: Time of year: Sept 2016 Purpose of trip: This was our base for the San Francisco leg of our round the world trip. Why we chose this place: Accommodation is very expensive in San Francisco. The Chelsea Inn provided reasonable rooms at a price we could afford. It fitted our brief of half way between 5* and … More Review: Chelsea Motor Inn, San Francisco, USA
A trip across the Canadian Rockies by train was one of the first things on our whiteboard when we were planning our ‘big trip’. And it ended up being the first thing we booked, alongside our round the world flight ticket. We were also aware that this was an experience that features very highly for … More The view from carriage 11: Rocky Mountaineer review
So. Everything is planned and ready. Our biggest empty nest travel adventure is about to begin. All of those places that we’ve dreamed of visiting are now in reach and we can’t wait! Here is our itinerary for you to keep track of where we are over the next 57 days: 12 Sept – Depart … More A last minute peek at our whistlestop itinerary
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
Introduction: Time of year: Mid-May 2016 Purpose of trip: This was our base for a surprise birthday treat for Nigel’s mum. Why we chose this place: This was a treat – a really special occasion and this 5* boutique hotel was just the ticket. How long we stayed: Just the one night. Nigel’s accommodation: Our party had … More Review: The Clarance Hotel, Lille, France