One of the hardest parts of my first backpacking adventure was coping with my return home.
I had lived in Australia for nearly a year and travelled some of the most wondrous places on earth. I had a vast collection of experiences, stories, adventures and memories… but now I was heading back to the small village in England I grew up in. … More The Reality of the Return
We step away from the Essential Australia series for a moment and move back to our home in the UK. This is mainly inspired by a fellow blogger Samantha who is currently living in London, having moved from Canada. That in conjunction with the current world climate, including Brexit and the delight that is President Trump, I want you all to know that the UK is still a magnificent country full of wonder and bliss – an adventure like no other which is simply waiting for you.
Here are some of the essential elements to the beautiful, eclectic British Isles. … More Essential UK – Part One
I was always the odds on favourite to leave the UK and live abroad, and in all honesty I have left a number of times. However I have always returned, even from the wonders of Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
Many people ask why? … More Inspirational Local Beauty
When we returned from living in Canada we settled in a lovely country village not too far away from where we both grew up. One of the wonders of the location is that it is only a few miles from one of the UK top zoo’s.
I know what you’re thinking, a Zoo? Well Whipsnade zoo is not just any normal Zoo; it houses a huge amount of sentimental family memories and is renowned as one of the premier zoological societies in all of Europe. … More Where Memories are made – Whipsnade
We live in a beautiful part of the UK with wildlife and nature surrounding us we sometimes forget how lucky we are…
A little known spot in the small countryside town of Tring, Hertfordshire is College Lake Nature Reserve. The spot of a former chalk quarry, the reservoir has been transformed into a thriving natural reserve and eco system. It’s now home to thousands of animals of hundred of different species. … More A True Differential – College Lake
It’s been a dream of mine for years to conquer the most notorious mountain in the Lake District. I have already conquered the tallest Scarfell Pike, but there is something about Helvellyn that just fascinates me. … More The Most Notorious Mountain in Cumbria
Home – Home is somewhere special.
It’s a place you don’t really consider as your favourite, because you live there.
It’s a place you don’t always appreciate, because you spend all your time there.
It’s a place you wouldn’t consider to blog about, because it’s not travel, it’s not interesting; it’s not an adventure… … More The Importance of Home
Presents are hard… I mean what do you buy someone who has everything? Or wants nothing? It’s a real conundrum…
Whilst searching for a Christmas present for my gorgeous wife, I came across one of the weirdest, most unique concepts I have ever heard of… Lama Trekking! Yes you heard me right Lama Trekking. … More A Unique Gift – Lama Trekking – England
It can be really challenging returning home from a trip, especially so if that trip has been for a considerable amount of time, or somewhere that has a dramatic impact on you.
Actually I think challenging is not descriptive enough, it can literally be harrowing! … More The End of the Adventure? – King Arthurs Camelot – Cornwall
It’s funny what we discovered our American friend had never experienced: Wispa and Aero Chocolate Bars A country pub A Kinder Egg – Actually Illegal in USA Pimms Yorkshire Puddings Fried Bread Take away wine (in plastic glass) A Chinese and Fish & Chip Restaurant in the same location Donor Kebab’s Fried Bread Red Leicester … More Out of the Box England – An Americans Request – Finale