Hello from the UK! We've just returned from an epic, year-long RV trip around the USA and Canada, which saw us cover over 25,000 miles from coast-to-coast. The whole trip made us appreciate just how huge the region is and while we ticked many national parks, cities and coastlines off our bucket-list, there was plenty more we didn't get to see, including Hawaii. We'd love...

On the 3rd of March 2013, we left the UK on a one-way ticket to New Zealand, clutching brand-new carry-on size backpacks and little else besides a modest savings account and a desire to break free from London life and see the world. We thought we’d be gone for two years but somehow, a decade later, we’ve managed to carve a nomadic life for ourselves....

If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, then make sure you don't leave South Africa off your travel bucket list. While the country is certainly known for its wildlife safaris, our previous trip to South Africa also featured remarkable hikes along Lion’s Head and a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. On top of these land-based excursions, South Africa does offer...

Back in the not-so-distant past, when Covid was keeping borders firmly shut and planes grounded, I used to dream of Southeast Asia. I’d try to recall, as vividly as possible, the soupy heat and mosaiced temples; passion-fruit shakes and foot massages; the bath-water beaches and macaque-filled forests. More than that, I longed for the feeling I only get from being in Asia, the endless freedom...

We’re itching to get back to Asia when travel finally returns so, when the Tourism Authority of Thailand asked us to share memories of our time in the Land of Smiles as part of their #ThrowbackThailand campaign, we were happy to oblige. With that in mind, here’s a look back at our experiences volunteering in Thailand and projects we’d love to volunteer with in the...

Merry Christmas from Portugal. Yes, we finally escaped the UK winter, not to Vietnam as we’d planned but back to our former home in the Algarve. This wasn’t where we thought we’d end up but as the year comes to a close, we’re just grateful to be anywhere other than the UK. It’s been a strange year, that’s for sure.However, I know that compared to...

For me, September always feels like a new beginning. As the season and the leaves change, we’re usually making fresh life plans and in recent years, we’ve done so from our regular September catsit. Despite Covid, the homeowners here have been able to take their annual Norfolk trip so we’re back in Chiswick once again, trying to figure out how to navigate travel and housing...

It’s been months since I blogged and, during that time, the world has become an unrecognisable ruin. Ravaged by a pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands and decimated the economy. Who could have imagined a world where planes were grounded, borders closed, whole countries locked down? On top of that, the USA bleeding and burning with social injustice. I couldn’t. Even in the dozens...

Got a layover in Beijing coming up? Wondering where to start? Beijing, China, is one of the largest and busiest cities in the world. As such, there is so much culture to soak up, history to learn and views to enjoy of both ancient and modern sites. And with a possible 72 hours of visa free entry to fill on a stopover, here are five...

So far, 2020 has not been a great year for travel. While the Coronavirus pandemic rages and the fallout spreads around the world, we’re continuing to work and housesit in the UK. Winter has been tough on my wanderlust though and one of the bright spots on the horizon was our Easter European road trip, which was set to begin in Italy. Given the events...