Sri Lanka signposter

After a fabulous 15 days in Sri Lanka, we’re back and have put together this quick guide. Stories: First impressions of Colombo Galle through the eyes of one of Nigel’s ancestors Sri Lankan street pics Jane’s perspective on our road trip Sigiriya and Duran Duran Pictures from a safari Jane’s fears for a safari are … More Sri Lanka signposter

Care for pets and get free accommodation: pet-sitting opportunities

Here at thetimeofourlives HQ, we’re always on the lookout for vacation ideas that are a little out of the ordinary. And we’ve recently become intrigued by the opportunity for empty nesters of pet-sitting. So how does it work? There are lots of people out there who want (or need) to travel, but would prefer that … More Care for pets and get free accommodation: pet-sitting opportunities

Six hundred miles and Sri Lankan smiles: views from the back seat

The creases in Ranjith’s shirt sleeves were razor sharp. Two first-timers to Sri Lanka in the back, with a 600 mile wish list, and no pre-booked transport? This was a big day for him. At the wheel next to Ranjith: his friend Nandana. Sensing a flinch as we squeezed between two tuktuks and a trash … More Six hundred miles and Sri Lankan smiles: views from the back seat