Next Stop… Namibia

Anyone who follows our blog will know that we have a bucket list of countries we want to visit as long as the Great Wall of China, but if there is one destination we are desperate to explore, it is the vast and beautiful land of Namibia. With the magnificent red dunes of Sossusvlei, the…

A-Z of Travel – G is for Gap Year

There was a time when a Gap Year was something only students could enjoy between college and university or schooling and work, but today, a Gap Year is something everyone can take advantage of – taking time off and time out of everyday life to go travelling, volunteering and working abroad. I took my Gap…

A-Z of Travel – E is for Escorted Tours

If you had asked me to take an Escorted Tour some 10 years ago, I would have most probably said “no”, quite simply because the thought of sitting on a crowded coach with 30 other travellers is not my idea of a holiday! However, fast-forward those 10 years – and my opinion on escorted tours…

A-Z of Travel – D is for Destinations (My Top 10)

For me, the hardest part about travelling is actually deciding on where to go!  The world is big, beautiful and just waiting to be discovered, but as I tend to fall in love with almost every country I visit, I am always torn between returning to a favourite place and visiting a new holiday destination….

Are These the Best 20 Travel Quotes Ever?

I love travel quotes, and while St. Augustine’s “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” remains my firm favourite, I recently came across some modern quotes that lead me to believe that travel not only broadens the mind, but it seems to make us a whole lot…

Is Social Media changing the way we travel?

If you wanted to book a holiday in the 1980s and 1990s, a trip to the high street travel agent was a must.  Holiday brochures, paper tickets, traveller’s cheques and a selection of foreign currency were staple requirements of any trip abroad, and most of us booked several months (or even years!) in advance to…