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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, […]

The Love Story

The Love Story In 2013, whilst embarking on our family gap year – The Sabretoothed Chickens Tour – we were 14 years married, 19 years together, parents of three wonderful boys, travelling for a year as a family – and still very much in love… Now we are back home but still enjoying family adventures both […]

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