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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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Exporing Harz National Park with a Campervan

Travelling from seeing our friends in Denmark to Southern Germany to see my family meant picking out a 1000km route straight through Germany. With the efficient German autobahns, it wouldn't take too long, but we wanted to get a taste of the country along the way. Our...

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Vanlife in Belgium: Amazing Bruges Camping Spot

Our first foray into vanlife in Europe was just a hop, ferry and a drive from England to Belgium. We had arranged to meet our friends in Bruges over the weekend and they took the Eurostar over the day we arrived. It turns out that Bruges was the perfect start to life...

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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...

2016 in Review: Top Journeys in Northern Vietnam

These year reviews are some of my favourite blogs to write. Not only do I love looking back over the last 12 months, but it is so interesting to see how we thought the journey of 2016 would play out and then how it really did. We presumed we’d come to Vietnam, work,...

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...

Gamcheon Cultural Village, Another Busan Beauty

Oli and I love adventure. We love packing up our bags on a whim and travelling to new places, often knowing little to nothing about them before we go. It's why we love being expats so bloody much, because we get to do this all the time while still holding down grown...

The Annapurna Circuit, One of the World’s Greatest and Most Affordable Treks

It’s probably obvious by now how much we loved our time on the Annapurna Circuit. From the simplicity of life upon it, to the charm of the little towns we stayed in, the Himalayas had us fully and completely besotted. And to top it all off it is ridiculously good...

4 Ways to Make the Most of Winter in Korea

I know this topic is rather late seeing as I've been going on about Spring's arrival constantly over on Facebook and Instagram, but we had such pretty pictures and great ideas from our Winter adventures over the last few months we thought it was a shame not to share...

Gubeikou, where The Great Wall of our dreams was found

Someone shook me from my short slumber, trying to tell me something: "Let’s go watch the sunrise on the Wall". I rubbed my eyes with the backs of my hands, digesting the proposed plan. I looked at the clock; it was 3.45am. "Ok. Yeh, absolutely". After a much needed...

What you’ll find on Journey Count…

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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