Here at thetimeofourlives HQ, we’re always on the lookout for vacation ideas that are a little out of the ordinary. And we’ve recently become intrigued by the opportunity for empty nesters of pet-sitting. So how does it work? There are lots of people out there who want (or need) to travel, but would prefer that … More Care for pets and get free accommodation: pet-sitting opportunities
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
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
Got someone who loves travel in your life? Here are some of tips for travel-themed gifts, that won’t blow the budget. Taking note: know someone who’s planning a big trip? Our round the world adventure took nine months to plan … starting off with ideas jotted down in dedicated travel notebooks, a bit like this one: Destinations … More Perfect gifts for travellers
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?
As I explained in a post earlier this year about my inspiration to travel, I have long held an objective to go to 50 countries by the time I’m 50. At about 7pm local time on the 12th October 2016, I reached the target, by setting foot into Japan … some 14 months before I’m … More Nigel reaches a personal milestone – ahead of target
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
Departure boards. They tease you, with their tantalising suggestions……like a hostess whipping the covers off a party feast. Your appetite’s whetted , but some of the delights get whisked away if you wait too long. Thankfully….even when the most delicious options have disappeared…they’re replenished by another dozen destinations. Whether it’s a train station terminus in … More To Tonga…eventually.
I had become friends with an Irish couple who moved to Jerusalem with his job as a mechanic in the UN. I went over for the Christmas and New Year period. Jerusalem is one of the most fascinating places I’ve ever been. So much history crammed into such a small spot. And, although I’m not … More Over 30 years in the making …