We’ve been determined to discover places in the UK this year that will appeal to empty nesters. So, with lots of options on our doorstep in the Cotswolds, we have started local. Kelmscott Manor is best known as the much loved retreat of William Morris, the notable designer and craftsman, often referred to as the … More Kelmscott Manor review: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds
It’s nearly upon us! This year, we’ve visited Slovakia, Austria and Italy – as well as trips to Edinburgh and Wales here in the UK. And on top of that, we’ve been out and about in our new home territory – the beautiful Cotswolds. But the big trip for 2017 is to Sri Lanka. Back … More The big trip of 2017 – Sri Lanka
Got someone who loves travel in your life? Here are some of tips for travel-themed gifts, that won’t blow the budget. Taking note: know someone who’s planning a big trip? Our round the world adventure took nine months to plan … starting off with ideas jotted down in dedicated travel notebooks, a bit like this one: Destinations … More Perfect gifts for travellers
Introduction: Time of year: January 2017 – minus five degrees during the day, with snow on the ground. Purpose of trip: Nigel had decided to partake in some ‘health tourism’ in Slovakia as he needed some heavy duty dental treatment. We thought that we’d make a break out of it, as there needed to be … More Review: Danubius Health Spa Resort – Esplanade, Piestany, Slovakia
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
So the year is over and we thought we’d take a look back at an unforgettable 2016. If you’ve enjoyed reading this, why not share it on Facebook or Twitter, using one of the buttons below.
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?
While we were on our whizz round the world, Nigel published a daily picture on Instagram. For those of you who are not Instagrammers, we’ve reproduced the photos in 4 blog posts. This one covers China, Vietnam and Cambodia. Day 39 was our first full day in #Beijing and it was off to the #ForbiddenCity. … More Round the world in pictures: China, Vietnam & Cambodia
While we were on our whizz round the world, Nigel published a daily picture on Instagram. For those of you who are not Instagrammers, we’ve reproduced the photos in 4 blog posts. This one covers Hong Kong and Japan. Day 27 and it’s #HongKong time. We arrived with Nigel’s brother, Dan, (2nd left) and his … More Round the world in pictures: Hong Kong & Japan
While we were on our whizz round the world, Nigel published a daily picture on Instagram. For those of you who are not Instagrammers, we’ve reproduced the photos in 4 blog posts. This one covers New Zealand and Tonga. Day 13 and a fabulous first day in New Zealand. This pic is from #muriwaibeach on … More Round the world in pictures: Australasia