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8 Free Secrets Revealed: 1 Day in Venice

Week 6: Part 2: Day 37 17th January, 2017 Today we were determined to seek out Venice’s best kept secrets and luckily they also came with no expense… Ssh let’s keep them to ourselves… 1. Venetian Glass Roman experience, Byzantine period skills and trade with the Orient led to Venice being a glass-manufacturing centre. One […]

Final route: Where we ended up…

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. – Henry Miller If you have seen our initial plan (Part 1) and/or read our travel blog; you will see that, as is normal in longer-term budget adventure travel,… plans change. Travel is more than the seeing of sites; it is a […]

20 Reasons to Write a Personal Blog?

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. ― Dr. Seuss Unlike many travellers of this era, we travelled before the age of the internet. Yes, we wrote travel journals with a pen and paper. We remember posting post cards and international phone cards. […]

RAF Red Arrows, 50th display season

Week 46 West – I ♥ Aircraft Noise

11th – 13th July 2014 Prunella and the boys have headed off to Oxford and I’m sticking around in Gloucestershire for a couple more days.  John and I drop Prunella and the boys off at the Stroud station and we head home via a hardware store to pick up some cement and aggregate.  We spend […]

Servas International

Volunteer Hospitality Host, Leader or Guest Volunteering, Participation, Donation, Membership, etc. June, 2014 (Note: If you are considering any volunteer work overseas please stay safe, read our blog disclaimer and consider your personal decisions carefully. Also consider that volunteering with a family in tow, involves far more considerations, compromises and sacrifices, than that of a solo traveller). Our host […]

Paris Greeters

Volunteer Local Tour Guide Volunteering, Participation, Donation, Membership, etc. June, 2014 (Note: If you are considering any volunteer work overseas please stay safe, read our blog disclaimer and consider your personal decisions carefully. Also consider that volunteering with a family in tow, involves far more considerations, compromises and sacrifices, than that of a solo traveller). Our Couch surfing […]

Week 38 – Romanian Rhapsody: 25 Fascinating Facts

12th – 18th May 2014 Romania is a fascinating country. The word derives from the Latin Rominus meaning “Citizen of Rome”. It is located on the crossroads of Eastern and Central Europe and has played a significant part in history. We have been sheltered in the warmth of it’s people, felt peace in it’s lush forests, […]

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