Vietnam was a new country for both of us. Oddly inspired by a Top Gear special back in 2008, where Jezza, May and Hamster rode motorbikes from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Halong Bay, we’ve attempted the journey in reverse .. by train … with a few extra bits thrown in. We’ve cruised in … More 10 things we’ve learnt about Vietnam
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
An update is probably in order. In January, when we booked our flights to go around the world, September seemed a mighty long way off. How were we going to while away the time until the adventure was due to begin? Now we are less than four weeks away and, perhaps unsurprisingly, we are left … More Less than four weeks to go …
Digital nomad. I love that phrase. It evokes in me an image of a robot astride a camel … a T1000 Lawrence, if you will. But since Jane and I got into the travel blogging thing, we’ve seen the term again and again. It’s used to describe people whose means of earning an income does … More Nomadism in the 21st century
Three months to go ! And while there are just two of us on this round the world trip, there’s an army of people who’ve helped us get this far. They’ve booked our trains, boats, planes and junks. They’ve measured our feet for boots, insured our lives and luggage, jabbed our arms, and told us … More Top travel tips
I’ve been taking pictures ever since I can remember and invested in my first SLR camera in my early teens. Digital photography came along at about the time my daughters were born and although, looking back, the picture quality was not great, the ability to edit on a PC was a huge boon. There was very … More Nigel’s top 5 tips for better travel photography
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?
Introduction: Time of year: April 2016 Purpose of trip: Jane travelled to Leeds to see her youngest daughter who’s studying there. Why she chose this place: The 4 Star Queen’s Hotel is right next to Leeds railway station. I’d visited Leeds many times for work, but hadn’t been able to afford a room here before. … More Review: The Queen’s Hotel, Leeds, UK
It was neither the high road, nor the low road but a winding one that cab driver Graham took us along to those famous bonny bonny banks of Loch Lomond. And an hour or so’s stretch from the bustle of Glasgow Central Station, too. But it didn’t seem long before this Scottish city’s suburbs gave … More Loch Lomond: a Spring in our step