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
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?
With a few hours to kill at Singapore airport on the way home, we devised 10 questions about the round the world trip and answered them separately. We’ve purposely omitted photos because we’ve included lots of links to posts that we’ve written, that give much more detail. What surprised you the most? J: The way that … More Round the world round-up in 10 questions
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.
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
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…
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 …
Psssst. Got a minute? I need to do something that I don’t think I’ve ever done before. I accept that it might be of *slightly* more interest if you’re a female, rather than a male reader…..but with the range of male “grooming” products on the market today, you can never really be sure, can you? … More Girl talk. (Kind of)
Nigel made a video explaining the considerations when it comes to choosing a bag to go travelling with. And reveals which bag we went for. We also swear by packing cubes while we’re on the move. This is our favourite set: Six piece G4Free Packing Cubes Set in Purple If you’ve enjoyed watching this video, why … More Bag tips for travellers
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?