Less Baggage Less Stuff Less Procrastination

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 #46; Death and Grannies.

Grannies and Death. I used to live here. I was born here and I left. I have an incurable infection with the Travel Bug. But my mother doesn’t. Neither does … Continue reading

26/07/2016 · Leave a 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 #43; Inverary & Loch Fyne

It is our last day in Scotland and I am not happy. Scotland has been a treat, a real treat. It is not as if I didn’t know that it … Continue reading

17/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Grand Tour #42; The Caledonian Canal or Avoiding the Wrath of Cape Wrath.

It was mostly pouring rain. We had some nice country to look at when it wasn’t pouring rain. When it was pouring rain we washed ourselves of the smell of … Continue reading

26/03/2016 · 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

A trip I did not do.

Not yet. Traveling with kids is primarily about the kids. There are things that my kids won’t do. There are things Mrs LessBaggage won’t do. Sleeping in a tent on … Continue reading

04/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Grand Tour #38; Rainbows in Hebden Bridge.

Rainbows in Hebden Bridge After a day on the Regents Canal and a hilarious night with old friends in Angel we had to move north. We had planned to stay … Continue reading

17/01/2016 · Leave a comment

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

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 #18; Take me to the River

Rivers. Take me to the river. Drop me in the water. Or drop me in a little boat anyway. Everywhere I go I am attracted to rivers. When I walk, … Continue reading

30/05/2015 · Leave a comment

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

Grand Tour 2015; Planning, Planning.

It’s a week to go. We head off on a 5-6 month Asian & European adventure. Dominique, the kids & I. Packing has started. Thinking about packing has been a … Continue reading

06/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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

Microadventure Report #2; An 8 year olds birthday party

One thing I want to do this year is translate all my enthusiasm for being outdoors into some more activity with my children. I don’t want my walking, climbing, paragliding … Continue reading

05/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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