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 #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

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #25 Dazed and Confused on the backstreets of Saigon.

It is 06:00 am. We’ve trundled through the night on another epic train trip. Our last in Vietnam. I had one too many cold beers staring out the window, watching … Continue reading

07/10/2015 · 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 #21; Fear of Food. Fear of Tours.

A Fear of Food. A Fear of Tours. After nearly four weeks in Vietnam I got over my fear of tours. The Tour I was willing to risk was a special … Continue reading

30/06/2015 · Leave a comment

Grand Tour #20; The Only Way to Travel.

Travel by rail in Vietnam is easy. It really is. You only have to do it once or twice before you start getting a feel for it. Number one tip … Continue reading

11/06/2015 · 4 Comments

Grand Tour #19; Gardening in Tranquil Tra Que

It took an hour of dragging the kids out of bed and out of the bedroom but we got there. We got there later than I had hoped and it … Continue reading

03/06/2015 · 6 Comments

Grand Tour 2015 #15; The Sleeper Bus Episode; One long, long journey into the night.

The kids were excited. I was a little bit scared. 16 hours in a space designed for someone about 16 inches shorter than I was one thing. 16 hours of … Continue reading

15/05/2015 · 7 Comments

Demented @LessBaggage Moment; thanks to www.photojojo.com

 Demented Vietnamese coffee Moment. Demented Dalat Flower Garden Moment. My kids are really getting some milage out of the iPhone camera and the http://www.photojojo.com toys. We will put up a … Continue reading

15/05/2015 · Leave a comment

Grand Tour 2015 #12; Wet Bikes

It rains in Vietnam. It properly rains. We missed the serious wet but we still caught some brilliant downpours. Kids loved it. I loved it. Its like the world going … Continue reading

09/05/2015 · 6 Comments

Aoifes Opinion. Accommodation Review #3; KingTown Hotel, Nha Trang

After Sanctuary Resort, we took a train to Nha Trang. There we stayed in a nine-story hotel called Kingtown Hotel. We stayed in a family room with one queen-sized bed, … Continue reading

02/05/2015 · Leave a comment

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

Twittage

Advertisements