So a little bit about us, our travelling likes and dislikes and where we come from….
We currently live in the Isle of Man (Manx born & bred) and are a family of 4 (myself – Marie, my husband – Keith and 2 amazing boys – Ethan & Jasper).
Keith and I have always loved travelling and seeing the world. I have visited 34 and Keith has visited 40 countries, to date.
We always vowed to continue travelling when we returned from backpacking, but life took over. It was only when we started reading friends who embarked on a Round the World trip that we wondered about the possibility. So we have decided (with our friends inspiration) to share our passion with our children and open their eyes to the world and opportunities it has to offer. For this we intend to take a world gap tour in 2018 and see what adventures we can make.
I would describe us as a bit more than a budget-traveller. I’ve experienced the days of sleeping with cockroaches, plumbing our own toilet, sleeping with lions outside my tent, tuk-tuk driving at it’s best, having a room with fan which barely moved a hair during 33 degree heat… yep! The list goes on…
So whilst I hated some of these things and swore I would never repeat… these are my memories and the stories I tell! But, I think I’d like a little more comfort now I’ve reached the ripe age of 40.
We don’t enjoy lavish impersonal resorts, although the kids clubs can be a welcome rest-bite sometimes! Instead, we enjoy the home-stays, hostels or B&Bs. A chance where we can meet local people and see how others live, work and play.
Why a travel blog?
This website has been created as a means of sharing our passion for travel and show you what the world looks like through our eyes. We will share, almost, everything we do with you! But not only that, I hope that one day we can use this blog as a means of supporting our trip, as I know many full-time travellers do. However, for now I will start by showing you our version of the world.
You may have a different view on what travelling is and maybe we don’t do things the same as you, but this is just our interpretation. There will be sections for tips/tricks/ideas as well as plenty of planning, stories, amazing photos and much, much more!
We hope you enjoy our journey…… and hope that it may inspire you too!