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My Favourite Rivers

10/10/2016 Main

My Favourite Rivers Read more

Used Travel Accessories

10/09/2016 Main
Used Travel Accessories For Sale Online

Hello again folks! I can’t remember if I have mentioned this or not but I am currently planning a 12 month round the world trip! I know, so exciting! I can’t wait. I am going to be taking in Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America. I am not bothering with the United States. Too many guns, crazy people and politicians for my liking. If I have enough money left over I may hop on a flight to Canada to end my trip however. But anyway, it is not coming cheap. The value of the pound has dropped post Brexit and the cost of flights, accommodation and living expenses is quite substantial. So to keep things as cheap as possible I am going to source all the things I will need for the trip from  second hand websites and classified ads. I’ve been searching for used travel accessories for sale online and found a ton of stuff that is still in perfectly usable condition for a fraction of the price of a new one. I am going to use this blog post to talk about what the essential travel accessories that I just cannot be without! Read more

Night Buses

27/08/2016 Main

Hi all. I hope you enjoyed my last blog post about walking. Although it is not strictly a travel topic, it is a form of travel and an activity that we all participate in when we are visiting and exploring foreign locations,  whether we are conscious of it or not. The topic of this short post will be quite a departure from that of walking as I am going to talk about catching the bus. A few friends of mine recently got back from a trip around South East Asia and we got comparing stories about the bus journeys we had experienced out there. They can be a little hairy to say the least at the best of times, but by far the worst and most likely to result in an accident were the night bus journeys. The roads in South East Asia are just so much more dangerous at night. Many drivers of motor, cars, trucks and buses just refuse to turn their lights on and it can turn into a game of russian roulette as to whether you will make it your destination without incident. To add to the pain, many of the economy bus companies reclined seats are designed for locals and by no means offer enough space for six foot plus westerner to enjoy an even relatively comfortable journey, some of which can be ten hours plus! My advice to everybody is to, whenever possible, stick to day buses, even if it means losing a day off your trip. Better be safe than sorry. If you absolutely must go on a night bus, check the reputation and quality of the bus company before you book and make sure you pay for the best you can afford. Take care out there people. Until next time! Read more

Post Office Travel Card

20/07/2016 Main

Hi folks. I’ve just got back from a couple of days way and I wanted to tell you about a new service I found that the Post Office offer. As we all know, there is nothing worse than travelling to another country and using your debit or credit card in a shop, restaurant or cash point to come home and find that not only did you get a rubbish exchange rate but you have also been charged some extortionate admin fees by your bank to boot! Very infuriating! Read more

Tips for Solo Travel

05/07/2016 Main

Solo travel may be a daunting prospect for many, but one the fear of traveling on one’s own has been overcome it can be a greatly rewarding experience. For others who are passionate about travel and do so at any opportunity that presents itself, solo travel may be the only option available to them. Our lives as individuals are so busy these days that you cannot always guarantee that a companion can get the same time off or, indeed, what to travel to the same destination as you even if they can. Believe it or not, not everybody has the same travel desires as oneself. While some like to investigate the culture and architecture of a city, others prefer a bug infested trek through a rainforest, or the thrill of scuba -diving or even the formality of a museum or church. As such, finding someone to accompany you on your travels can be difficult. Read more

Bug Bites

25/06/2016 Main

Hi folks. I was out with the family over the weekend for walk in the country. It was a warm day and we were getting absolutely devoured by mosquitos and other insects! It was far from pleasant. There is nothing worse than coming home to find a load of itchy bites all over your body. It got me thinking to similar experiences that I have has when travelling overseas. I must say that the mosquitos and other various insects can be much more aggressive in warmer climates that they are in the UK and I have come away with some horrendous bites during my various trips. Mosquitos tend to be the most common guilty party but I have also been bitten by fire ants, bed bugs(!) and even stung by a hornet! Not pleasant. Sometimes there is absolutely nothing you can do about it, but to help reduce the risk, here is a list of precautions you can take: Read more

Portable Hard Drives

15/06/2016 Main

Hi all. Just back from my trip to Myanmar. Wow! It really didn’t disappoint despite it being my second visit. It was still as mysterious sensually stimulating as it was on my first visit. I can’t stop dreaming about pagodas! Endless pagodas! Read more

Travel Insurance

30/05/2016 Main

Hi folks. I’ve recently been pondering the importance of travel insurance and thought I’d give you a quick rundown of why it is so important. When it comes to holidays, trips and general travel, travel insurance is an essential consideration, especially when travelling overseas. Travel insurance policies can be bought for a single trip or on an annual basis, for one or multiple people and be adjusted for the level of risk your trip or holiday presents. But here is list of more basic questions for those new to the concept of travel insurance. Read more

Back to Myanmar

11/05/2016 Main

Oh Myanmar: Read more

My love affair with Hong Kong...

31/03/2016 Main

Hi, so I recently told you about my planned trip to Asia, well I managed to get there safe and sound and I really do have so much to tell you. I thought I would tell you bit by bit so first on the agenda is Hong Kong! Read more

Barry Island

11/03/2016 Main

I remember my first holiday in a static caravan. I went with my best friend and her grandparents to stay in their static caravan in Barry Island in Wales.  For those of you who haven’t been to Barry Island, think sugar fuelled children running around like demons on speed and overly enthusiastic, drunk, parents and grandparents singing karaoke much to their off-springs embarrassment. Read more

 
 

Mamaroo!!!!!

14/02/2016 Main

Ok so as I said last time my next trip’s plans have had to change a little due to the fact I am not travelling solo this time, I will have my sister in tow and her 12 month old baby, Flores. Now for the trip itself we are still arguing about destinations. The Americas is probably too long a flight, so we are thinking either Europe or Northern Africa, but the most promising of ideas yet is a road trip around the UK, so much to look at. We both would like to see the UK more and would be easier to solve any problems that should arise if Flores gets ill, for instance. That is for another day though as we are in no rush to decide on that (which is good, because we rarely decide on the same thing, EVER!). We are great friends as well as sisters (or there would be no way I would agree to this trip), but we can have a habit of wanting different things, so should make for an interesting holiday! Read more

 

Cramping My Style

10/02/2016 Main

So there I was on my laptop planning my next big trip to South East Asia, dreaming of the adventure, the freedom and the parties, when my rather nosey big sister, Isa, plonked herself behind my shoulder so she could see what I was up to. Ten minutes later and it’s been decided that she is coming with me on the trip, well for part of it anyway. Read more

Static Caravans

06/12/2015 Main

Static Caravans Read more

Motorhome Gadgets

01/12/2015 Main

Motorhome Gadgets Read more

Motorhome Stuff in the UK

30/11/2015 Main

Motorhome Stuff in the UK! Read more

Qatar Airways

13/11/2015 Main

Greets fellow travellers! Wherever you are in the world I hope that you are happy and having fun! I’m in the process of planning my next trip so I am literally buzzing! I’m thinking South East Asia again to go and see some of the places I haven’t yet seen, mainly Laos and Northern Vietnam. Some stunning scenery around those places. Read more

Melbourne

04/11/2015 Main

Hey guys… I would like my first entry into my blog to be about a place that I hold very dear to my heart; Melbourne, Australia. I first went to Melbourne around 8 years ago and instantly fell in love with the place, so much so I ended up staying there for nearly 6 months. I found a job working in a bar on the River Yarra and absolutely loved it. I lived in a room on Flinders Street, near the station and could around Melbourne and the neighbouring suburbs easily. My favourites were St. Kilda and Fitzroy and Brunswick. They are really cool neighbourhoods with amazing coffee (the Melbourne public take their coffee very seriously indeed) and really great food. I love tennis and was in Melbourne during January, which is the time of the Australian Open. Was a bit of a dream of mine to see it live and I was very lucky to have a friend who could get some very good seats. Read more

 

Hi Guys

01/11/2015 Main

Hi guys, my name is Sophia and this is the introduction to my new travel blog. The travel bug bit me when I was 18 and was fortunate enough to spend a month travelling parts of Canada. Since then I have made it my mission to see as much of the world as possible. Hope you enjoy my blog!