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Why Vanlife, and was it the right choice?

When we decided to move our seemingly charmed life in Vietnam back to Europe in pursuit of life on the road, people thought we were crazy. In the ochre-coloured town of Hoi An, we had beautiful weather, access to nature, and the most delicious bowls of noodles we’d...

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A little change of address…

It's been over a year since I last wrote here. It's crazy to think how much has happened in that period, how much I could have shared about this chapter of our lives. There are many reasons why I haven't. Time. Work. General lack of motivation. All the usual ways life...

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Realities of Winter Vanlife in Europe

These last few weeks we've had just about the most amazing weather you could expect in Northern England and Scotland in June. It's been glorious. Having the windows wide open and wearing Birkenstocks all day is a far cry from how we started this trip. Experiencing...

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Gifts from the Universe at Lago Carezza

My coverage of our adventures with vanlife in Europe has been spotty to say the least. We've been through Germany, Austria and Northern Italy and experienced an overwhelming amount of beauty. With all the exploring and our work commitments, it's been difficult finding...

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Expat Life in Hanoi: The Best and The Worst

Expat life in Hanoi, at its worst... The sky hangs heavy, drooping to touch the tips of lonely towers. A jacket, a waterproof, a mask, a helmet, visor down, and still the air gets in. Dreaming of a home where no one would usually rather be for the weather... The wind...

What Driving Sh@#$y Bikes in Vietnam Has Taught Me about Life and Travel

Living in Vietnam, you won’t get very far without renting, buying or borrowing a bike. Whether you go for a giant automatic that resembles a spaceship, a classic traveller Win or Wave or something in between, you quickly become accustomed to zipping down tiny alleys...

Moving to Vietnam; Finding a Teaching Job in Hanoi

In this series we are outlining our tips for moving to Vietnam, to help you get set up and settled in as quickly and easily as possible. Our first week has almost seemed too easy and we are already loving expat life in Hanoi! In this post I'm going to talk about...

Don’t Miss the Side Trips on the Annapurna Circuit

I’ve given you the lowdown on which towns Oli and I enjoyed the most along the Annapurna Circuit, towns we think shouldn’t be missed and now I want to describe a couple of the day trips and detours that shouldn’t be left out either. The circuit alone is stunning...

The Korea Guide is Here, Available to Buy Now!

Korea Journey Handbook Our first guidebook is now available to buy!   After a year teaching, travelling and blogging in South Korea, we have a lot of passion and knowledge for travel within the country and decided to put that to good use by creating our own...

Sokcho Beach Camping, Or Adventures in Avoiding the Korean Military

You know a destination is a great one when you can still fall in love with it even in the worst weather. With only a day and a half of sunshine over our five day weekend at the beginning of June, Sokcho became that place for us. There was just some thing about that...

Travel Packing 101: Random Household Items Useful for Travel

We all know that travel packing can be an absolute nightmare, especially when you are travelling for a long period of time. What should you take? How much should you take? What random useful item do I need to spend a fortune on in North Face or REI? There are so many...

The Best Towns on the Annapurna Circuit

The major reason Oli and I travelled to Nepal was to hike the famous Annapurna Circuit. A 200+ km journey through the Annapurna region of the Nepali Himalayas and one of the worlds most beautiful hikes. As I mentioned last week, the lure of these mountains went above...

Gifts from the Universe at Lago Carezza

My coverage of our adventures with vanlife in Europe has been spotty to say the least. We've been through Germany, Austria and Northern Italy and experienced an overwhelming amount of beauty. With all the exploring and our work commitments, it's been difficult finding...

Two of the Most Unique Things We Saw in India

  There was one place in India that continued to be highly recommended, again and again. It was a place that promised unique sights and events that we wouldn't find elsewhere in the country and, despite it's relative distance from all other places on our to-visit...

The Scottish Coast and a Lesson in Backyard Adventures

"When I was a boy in Scotland, I was fond of everything that was wild" John Muir John Muir must have had a very happy childhood because what we've seen of Scotland thus far was most definitely wild and that's saying something as we've been spending a lot of time...

Memory Lane Monday- The joy of getting stuck in Southern Ethiopia

One of the many incredible things about travelling is the times that should, technically, be awful but magically turn out to be, well, magical. Travelling in Southern Ethiopia is hard. No scheduled buses and the most basic of accommodation and often the most basic of...

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Expat life tips

We’ve loved living the expat life as a means of long term travel. This is where you’ll find stories and advice from living in Vietnam and Korea.

Travel advice

Seven years and 28 countries later, we’ve picked up a trick or two. Here you’ll find packing lists, budgeting advice and more.

Adventure & inspiration

From cycling halfway across Korea to hiking for 5 weeks in the Nepalese Himalaya and a hundred motorbike trips in between, we crave adventure!

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