Nagarkot is a funny little place. I would have loved to see it 20+ years ago before mass tourism took hold. Was there anything there back then? Today it seems that every building is a hotel. Precarious-looking multi-story guest houses cling to the mountain sides promising spectacular Everest range views. Other than these there are a few wood and corrugated iron shacks, a handful of shops, … [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 others … More travel gear..
Long Term Family Travel Realities
An anonymous commentator dropping their venom under a fake email address felt the need to call our ( 5 + years of travel) lifestyle self-indulgent after we were stranded at an airport recently. So is it? Is our lifestyle self-indulgent? Maybe it is, I actually don't see that as an insult nor anything to be ashamed of. I'm not Mother Theresa nor do … [Read Blog...]
Yes, it happened. Yesterday was the day we never anticipated. After 5 and a half years of full time travel we met our first major airport related problem. We turned up to board our flight to be told that no, actually, we weren't getting on their plane today. Our tickets didn't exist, our flights had been cancelled and we were standing there at the … [Read Blog...]
What are the benefits of travel, why do we like to travel, what is the purpose or point of travelling and why should we all try to travel abroad or overseas? Top reasons nowadays, below. People ask this all the time. I have one very good friend who just doesn't get it at all, that's OK, it's not for everyone, but I've been thinking about the whys. … [Read Blog...]
These last 6 weeks in London have been tedious beyond belief and I've only just, this morning, realised that they have been a sharp reminder of the life I, we, don't want. We've been in a house sit and then an AirBnb. Neither are great locations, way too far out of London to make going into town anything less than a major mission and they come with … [Read Blog...]