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.
Not long into our relationship, we discovered our mutual love of travel and agreed that we should embark on our first trip together as soon as we could. Nigel has friends who own a stone cottage in the Tuscan hills and on checking that it would be available at the end of September 2015, … More The Tuscany Test
You seem to get a mixture of furrowed brows and raised eyebrows when people ask for a rough sketch of your round the world trip. I guess that’s because everybody has their own wishlist. But say New Zealand….and they’re smiling. All of them. Maybe it’s because they were enchanted by the Lord of the Rings and … More New Zealand: who wouldn’t choose it?
Dumbo. I’m pretty sure that was the first film I ever saw. It’s hard to remember, as I was only 3 or 4 at the time. But it was definitely with my grandmother at a long-demolished cinema in Epsom, Surrey. My grandmother is still gong strong at 98 and, to this day, gets abroad once a … More Top 10 films to inspire your travels
According to the UN, there are 206 countries listed in the world. 16 of these states are disputed by someone or other, so that leaves 190 ‘official’ countries. So how do you choose which places to visit when planning a round the world trip? Well, for us, it was relatively easy and this is how the logic … More It’s a big world out there …
Could you manage to list the ten favourite places you’ve ever visited in your life? Before we sat down to plan this year’s big travel adventure, we thought we’d give it a go. Is yours on the list? 10. N: Hiring a boat in Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas and heading over … More Top ten travel experiences so far