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I discovered a Swedish word this week that perfectly describes how both Shelley and I are feeling with only a week to go until we jet off for our next adventure...
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9
Aug
2016

A Week To Go Until Take Off. How Are We Feeling?

I discovered a Swedish word this week that perfectly describes how both Shelley and I are feeling with only a week to go until we jet off for our next adventure. Resfeber: the restless race of the traveler’s heart before the journey begins when anxiety and anticipation are entangled together. The Anticipation is Strong We,…

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I must have somehow been bitten by the travel bug at a very young age. Growing up I always enjoyed family holidays to Europe and parts of my home country. I got...
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5
Aug
2016

Getting Bitten by the Travel Bug and Why That's OK

I must have somehow been bitten by the travel bug at a very young age. Growing up I always enjoyed family holidays to Europe and parts of my home country. I got just as excited as a child as I do now. I especially loved the holidays to warmer climates. In fact my first was when…

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One of the massive advantages of travelling around India is, of course, the low cost of transport, food and accommodation. Your local western currency can go a ...
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27
Jul
2016

Must See Places in Kerala - Kerala Backwaters

One of the massive advantages of travelling around India is, of course, the low cost of transport, food and accommodation. Your local western currency can go a long way in this part of the world. We found this to be truer while visiting one of the many must see places in Kerala. We had the…

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We don’t have a grey hair on our bodies, we don’t use walking sticks to get about and we have just a few laughter lines on our faces. However, we’re still...
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21
Jul
2016

Early Mini Retirement - Why Everyone Should Do It

We don’t have a grey hair on our bodies, we don’t use walking sticks to get about and we have just a few laughter lines on our faces. However, we’re still able to regularly take a temporary early retirement. To give up work and do all the things we want to do. Not have to…

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Before visiting Portugal, we’d only ever drank Port while spending Christmases at Shelley’s family home. It’s one of her family’s Chris...
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17
Jul
2016

Quick Guide to the Douro Valley & Pinhao

Before visiting Portugal, we’d only ever drank Port while spending Christmases at Shelley’s family home. It’s one of her family’s Christmas traditions but brands are very limited in UK supermarkets. We love its deep sweetness and rich aroma so were keen to taste more of the wine-like alcoholic drink. There’s no better place in the world…

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Running alongside the Douro River is picturesque Porto, Portugal’s second largest city after Lisbon. Porto is finally starting to get the tourist attenti...
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14
Jul
2016

What To See in Porto through 30 Porto Photos

Running alongside the Douro River is picturesque Porto, Portugal’s second largest city after Lisbon. Porto is finally starting to get the tourist attention is deserves from around the world. We found out why when we visited the city as part of our Portugal 2 week trip. The city is effortlessly photogenic so we captured plenty of Porto photos…

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Lisbon and it’s historic Alfama district was the part of our two week Portugal tour that we were most looking forward to. We recently had friends and family m...
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11
Jul
2016

Things to do in Alfama District - Lisbon Old Town

Lisbon and it’s historic Alfama district was the part of our two week Portugal tour that we were most looking forward to. We recently had friends and family members visit the city over long weekends and feedback about Portugal’s hilly capital was all positive. We’d booked to stay in Lisbon old town because we’d heard…

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We’ve been asked by a number of people to write this Tips on How to Save Money for Travel post. People curious to know how we manage to save enough money t...
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6
Jul
2016

Tips on How to Save Money for Travel

We’ve been asked by a number of people to write this Tips on How to Save Money for Travel post. People curious to know how we manage to save enough money to travel for the lengths of time that we do. We get it. If we were watching us from the outside, we’d wonder exactly the same thing. How…

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An Unexpected Close Encounter We were enjoying a walk through Colonia Carlos Pellegrini, the main township in the Ibera Wetlands, en-route to a patch of jungle ...
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3
Jul
2016

Our Ibera Wetlands Argentina Wildlife Adventure

An Unexpected Close Encounter We were enjoying a walk through Colonia Carlos Pellegrini, the main township in the Ibera Wetlands, en-route to a patch of jungle we’d read was home to several Howler Monkeys. While holding hands and discussing our post-Ibera Wetlands plans, out of nowhere Shelley screamed “Oh my god!!!” as she un-gripped my…

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