‘Hey guys, how are YOU doing today,’ asked a beaming Renee at her brocante-style store in Main Street, El Dorado. I toyed with telling her I felt like I was in the early stages of labour, but decided she’d worry for either a) my sanity or b) her beautifully polished oak floor. ‘We’re great thanks,’ … More Sick, and 5,000 miles from the NHS. What now?
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…
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
….is that once you’ve written them, you have to keep checking back. Whizzing round the world in 57 days is going to be fun, there’s no doubt about that. But there’s a huge amount of planning involved first. Once we’d researched and agreed on our route, there were fifteen flights to book, internal transport connections … More The thing about lists…
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
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
Actually, the injections were fine. It was just the price list that made me flinch. I had no idea that some of them might be £200 per course. So–how do you find out whether you need any jabs before you travel–and what could it add to the cost of your trip? For me, the first stop was … More Travel jabs? Ouch !!
I heard a story recently about a lady of 91, still hale and hearty, and living in her native county of Shropshire, in the UK. It’s a beautiful place, for sure, but in all of her 91 years, the lady has never left it. Never ventured beyond the county boundaries. Not even to her closest … More Six things stopping you travelling abroad.