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 #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 #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 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

Grand Tour 2015 #13; Dalat & Hipsters without Beards

Dalat is Cool. It’s all kinds of cool. It has cool architecture. Cool climate. Cool history. Cool overload. With cool overload comes hipsters. In truth Dalat had much more Vietnamese … Continue reading

09/05/2015 · 7 Comments

Positives

The other day my son drew a picture. It’s an everyday occurrence. This picture was special for me though. He had to draw a picture of his favourite thing that … Continue reading

14/08/2013 · Leave a comment

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