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A different kind of travelogue. As an avid young traveller I often wondered what would it would be like when I got older, gathered commitments, created children and accrued debt. This is what it's like.

Grand Tour #45; The Art of Travel

The Art of Belfast. It is there. You can find it if you look. When we travel we go to markets. We go to all sorts of markets. Lots of … Continue reading

20/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Grand Tour #41; Building Bridges. Loving your neighbours.

After Applecross, the pass of the Cattle, lots of fish/chips and a very long days driving we headed for a local Bed & Breakfast The owners were negative Christians who … Continue reading

18/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Grand Tour #40; The High Road or The Low Road in The Highlands.

Scotland is heaven. I know it’s not heaven for most people. For those that think it is heaven it’s really not that close for most of the year. I need … Continue reading

03/02/2016 · Leave a comment

Grand Tour #39; The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Way up north, past where the north is genuinely north, up where northern England is further north than southern Scotland, there is a little island. A holy island. It is … Continue reading

26/01/2016 · 8 Comments

Grand Tour #37; Grand Re-Union Canal

I used to live here. A lifetime ago. For 5 years I lived on a Narrowboat, in Kingsland Basin, in London’s inner North East. I lived in an area called De … Continue reading

07/01/2016 · 3 Comments

Grand Tour #35 Legoland Windsor; More Sith than Jedi. (Including 13 Tips to defend yourself against the Dark Side.)

Kids Bucket Lists. It seems a little wrong for an 8 or 10 year old to have a bucket list but still we had lists. And on that list was … Continue reading

16/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Grand Tour #32; Champagne Moments; Celebrating France.

Champagne Moments. French Culture is great. French food is great. French wine is great. The greatest french wine might be Champagne. Champagne is weird. (Entirely appropriately.) Its a funny drink … Continue reading

25/11/2015 · 2 Comments

Grand Tour #26 Drop me in the water

I was in the sauna for the 4th time when it struck me. I had bathed myself 12 times and swam in the pool 4 times in the last 24 … Continue reading

13/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Grand Tour #23 Looking Out. Looking in.

Looking out. Looking in. There are temples, there are graves. There are boats, there are waves. My daughter, Aoife, and I left the rest of the family behind for a … Continue reading

29/07/2015 · Leave a comment

Grand Tour 2015 #16; The Dirty Dozen Travel Tips for families on Vietnam Sleeper Buses.

There is a first time for everything and if you’re thinking it’s the first time for a sleeper bus experience in Vietnam it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Here’re … Continue reading

16/05/2015 · 9 Comments

Grand Tour 2015 #8; Another World

Nha Trang. Its brave new world of long established russian tourism, a great big beach and a lot less rubbish. Backpackers and parties. Cocktails and sun and sand and kite … Continue reading

28/04/2015 · 4 Comments

Road Schooling #1; Bad Day at School

Some things are hard. Teaching is hard. I think being a good teacher is one of the most difficult and one of the most valuable jobs there is. I couldn’t … Continue reading

22/04/2015 · 6 Comments

Aoife’s Opinion; Accommodation Review #2 “Hotel Majestic”

For our first two nights in Vietnam we stayed in Hotel Majestic in Ho Chi Minh City. It was built in 1925. It is very “cheesy” though. They seemed to … Continue reading

21/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Aoife’s Opinion; Accommodation Review #1 “Sanctuary Resort”

Hey! I’m Aoife. Yesterday we arrived in Sanctuary after a pretty freaky two hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City. It’s in Ho Tram Beach. It is a kind of … Continue reading

17/04/2015 · 2 Comments

Sleep. The elusive and essential luxury. Travel with Kids Sleep laboratory #1

I love to travel. We, as a family, love it too but its mostly me that drives it. We, as a family, are not very good at sleeping. Bad sleeping … Continue reading

15/04/2015 · 10 Comments

Progress on the Young Adventurer front!

Unexpected discovery on the floor in the kitchen today. That, my friends, is a Dart River Dart! Progress on getting-my-kids-interested-in-the-outdoors front. Thanks again @topoapnz

06/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Big Hair #1

One of the best indicators of how long my family have been on the road is how big the hair gets. Heres my daughter sporting 8 days road trip hair … Continue reading

07/09/2013 · 3 Comments

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