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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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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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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...

‘I Remember…’ | Travel Edition | Part 1

I've recently discovered a new love for creative writing and have been lucky to join two writing groups here in Vietnam where I can exercise my writing skills in new ways. One of our most recent prompts was simply 'I Remember'. Based on the cult classic of the same...

The Astounding and the Ordinary in Bhaktapur

Nepal's Kathmandu valley is home to three major historical centres, the downtown Durba Square in Kathmandu itself, as well as two others of the same name in Bhaktapur and Patan, a short drive from town. Having spent a good deal of time people watching in Kathmandu we...

Kem Waterfall and Pu Mat National Park

Our first foray into the many National Parks along the Ho Chi Minh Highway had not been successful. My fruitless google searches of Ben En National Park and Ben En homestay options should have been an indicator that something was amiss. We rode all the way into the...

2017 in Review: Top Journeys

Each year at the end of another adventure-filled 365 days, I like to look back at the top journeys of the year. It's my little nod to the name of this blog and a lovely way to look at how far we've come. In 2014, our best journeys included a sunrise boat ride to...

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...

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,...

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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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