So you've got 3 days in Luang Prabang, Laos? Perfect, because that's enough time to see all the good stuff and chill out. Here are some highlights - which days you fit them into is up to you! Food Budget: Head to the night-market, you can't miss it. There's a specific alleyway for food, and… Continue reading Luang Prabang – How to hit the highlights in 3 days
On our way north from Bangkok to Chiang Mai we stopped at Ayutthaya and then moved on to Lopburi. Similarly to Ayutthaya, Lopburi is one of Thailands’ ancient capitals and contains ruins, museums and markets which all make it well worth a visit. This being said, it is also known colloquially as “monkey city” and,… Continue reading Lopburi – Monkey City
Asia is unlike Europe and the US in many ways. This may seem like an obvious statement, but it's important to educate ourselves on how behaviour needs to change in different cultures, so as not to offend locals. It might be normal to argue with voice raised in the western world, or indeed, to show… Continue reading Being Polite in Asia
2019 – The quietest year on the blog, the busiest year in our personal lives. In the last two and a half years working on the travel blog and Instagram account has been a huge focus. It started off easy. We had years of travel under our belts, masses of information just waiting to… Continue reading 2019 – A year of invisibility, marriage and travel.
It can be so hard to think of new post ideas for a blog, especially if you're doing what we are right now - which is saving hard. We're off to Turkey (woop!) this month - but until that trip gives us a new travel bonanza of blog post ideas, we find ourselves searching online… Continue reading Travel Blog Post Ideas to Keep You Writing…
You may have seen various posts on Instagram or Facebook (or any other social media) of people riding elephants, posing with lions, stroking tigers...the list goes on and on. Everyone loves to have photographs that show what a great time they are having while travelling - but make sure that your adventure doesn't do harm… Continue reading Be Animal Friendly While Travelling
Long security queues, overpriced food and resentfully buying a bottle of water because you can’t bring your own onto a plane. Airports truly are magical places. Honestly I’ve always enjoyed flying. There are few things better to me than experiencing the anticipation of a child on Christmas Eve as Rach and I wait for a… Continue reading The Road Involuntarily Travelled…(how to survive travelling for work)
Around a year ago we wrote a ‘Travel Couple Etiquette’ post. After our recent trip driving the vineyards of France, we realised that there was scope for a ‘Part Deux’ – there’s nothing like intense camping time to learn more about travel couple etiquette! Putting Up Tents R: We have been together for six years… Continue reading Travel Etiquette – Part Deux
This week is Mental Health Awareness week, and we wanted to acknowledge that with a relevant blog post. I (Rachel) have suffered from anxiety for most of my life, and have found various ways of coping with this, from medication to counselling and more. Something that has always helped me is travel, dreaming of travel,… Continue reading Dealing with Anxiety and Stress while Travelling (Mental Health Awareness Week)
Have you ever been given a room upgrade for FREE? We have…but it wasn’t by making this request that apparently can give you more space for the same amount of money. First of all, what is the request? ‘Please may I have a corner room?’ Apparently, in a lot of hotels, the corner rooms offer… Continue reading Can This Request Get You a Room Upgrade for Free?