One, just one, of the massive bucket list highlights of our tour of Tibet was visiting the Sera Monastery. This Monastery just outside Lhasa city is the place to come if you want to see Tibetan Buddhist monks debate. This is something I never dreamed I'd see for myself. But I did, along with our small group of travellers, my husband and kids. It was a highlight of a lifetime. Debating is a … [Read Blog...]
Featured : Sri Lanka Guide
Sri Lanka travel blog, for single, couple and family travellers. All our Sri Lanka blog posts, tips, advice, essentials and recommendations in one blog page. This page ties information together, easier for you to find for your Sri Lanka holiday. How we can help you: Costs of travelling in Sri Lanka. Ideas on where to go in Sri Lanka, beaches and cultural. What are the big, … read the blog...
Featured: Vietnam Travel
Vietnam is one of our favourite countries, packed with history, stunning landscapes, cultural highlights and amazing food. It's one of the most exciting destinations in South East Asia. We visited back in 1999 on our first RTW and in 2017 and 2018 we headed back there to create this Vietnam Travel Blog section for you. We had the luxury of time and 2 x 3 month visas to really get to know Vietnam … [Read Blog...]
Travel Gear Recommendations for Family Travellers
Trekking watches have made huge advances in the last 5 years. With the invention and continued improvement of GPS based watches they are now more accessible to more people. You can still get great trekking watches without GPS capabilities and I've listed a few favourites below but for me the best trekking watchs should have GPS capabilities along … More travel gear..
One of the things that really bugs me about travelling, which has been particularly noticeable in South East Asia and Egypt, is the vast amount of plastic trash that we, the population generate. We, as travellers, are in danger of making the plastic problem even worse. That is not OK. I think by modelling better behaviours maybe we can get … More travel gear..
Long Term Family Travel Realities
Travel is amazing, but it's time to 'fess up. I have a few travel horror stories to tell. Sometimes travel sucks. It can be hard, exhausting, dangerous, boring or just plain icky. If you are squeamish or don't like reading about matters lavatorial, maybe this isn't the post for you. Here are some of my worst, or best, of our travel horror … [Read Blog...]
12 Reasons to take a round the world trip ( RTW). Only 12? There are far more, but I've tried to condense them into an even dozen. Our primary reason for travelling is education, learning and understanding. I've always been driven by my thirst for knowledge in the areas that interest me, this is why I've always travelled and why I now want my … [Read Blog...]
My husband laughs at my packing. He laughed even harder when I mentioned that I was going to blog about packing for, you see, in the last 4 years of full time travel, of constantly moving on to pastures new, packing anxiety has been my constant companion. I hate packing! I really, really can't stand the stress, it leaves me agitated, confused and … [Read Blog...]
I'm going to tell you my story, it's not just about finding love through travel, it's about having the guts to change things. I was deeply unhappy for a long time, but I somehow found the strength to change that. This is how a fairly nice Welsh girl ended up switching continents and sweltering in tropical Far North Queensland with two very small … [Read Blog...]