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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.

Hammockery #1; Hanging out with the Wrong People?

This is an introduction to a new series of articles here on LessBaggage. The basic idea is to challenge what people think can be done in a Hammock. I sleep … Continue reading

03/06/2018 · 1 Comment

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 #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 #36; Hip Hipster London

London has portrayed itself as “Hip” ever since it was hip. That was a while ago. It’s really not that hip anymore. It is huge. It is moneyed. It has … Continue reading

30/12/2015 · 5 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 #27 One Dozen Travel Tips for crossing continents with kids. Or “How to Fly your family around the globe and not hate everyone/everything!”

Overnight. Long Haul. Intercontinental. Cattle Class. Kids. Hell. The Grand Tour leaves Vietnam and heads to Europe. Oh Oh! Here’s some background. 8 years ago my family tried to travel … Continue reading

21/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Top Ten Travel Tips for Families on Overnight Trains in Vietnam (Grand Tour #24)

Top Ten Train Travel Tips for Families in Overnight Sleeper Trains in Vietnam. Hue to Saigon. We are off again on our fifth sleeper experience. This has become a family … Continue reading

01/08/2015 · 2 Comments

Grand Tour #22; Museum. Peace.

Museum Piece. Museum. Peace. There is no shortage of museums in Vietnam. They have buildings. They have history. They have exhibits. They have largely been set up by the vestiges … Continue reading

04/07/2015 · 2 Comments

Grand Tour #17; A Night in The Museum.

My name is Doug. I am a tourist. It’s an admission that one has to make. Tourism can be good and it can be bad. Tourism can bring much needed … Continue reading

26/05/2015 · Leave a comment

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