Travel

Our first six months as roving retirees…

October 17, 2017

  Six months into our new roving retirement and we are loving it. Having sold virtually all of our possessions we left Australia on April 9th, 2017 to pursue a new approach to life – full time, slow travel providing House Sitting services as a way to offset our travel costs. It’s now mid-October and […]

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Kings Landing aka Girona

September 22, 2017

This was our third visit to Girona in the Catalan region of north-east Spain. Last year, whilst house sitting in Santa Christina d’Aro, we rode the 34kms each way (on a blistering hot day but that’s another story) and had a small taster of this magnificent medieval city. We returned a few days later in […]

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Travel costs – June 2017 (France and the UK)

July 9, 2017

One of the reasons for doing this blog is to show people that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to travel full time. Every month I’ll post a blog showing our total costs for the month and you can see how we’re going – here’s Junes totals.

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Avignon – a broken bridge and home of the Popes

July 6, 2017

During our recent house sit in Provence, France we were fortunate to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Avignon. A spectacularly preserved medieval town on the Rhone River surrounded by it’s original fortified city walls.

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Our first week in Provence – Sommieres and French Bull Fighting

June 6, 2017

Our first full week in the South of France and we’ve been busy little bees getting out and about enjoying all that this region has to offer – beautiful rolling hills, vineyards and medieval towns.

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Travel costs – the past month (well 23 days)

June 4, 2017

One of the reasons for doing this blog is to show people that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to travel full time. Every month I’ll post a blog showing our total costs for the month and you can see how we’re going.

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A walk in Andalusia – Ruta del Gollizno

May 31, 2017

After dropping the home owners off at Granada airport at the start of our most recent house sit in Spain we decided to stop off at Moclin – a hillside village with a 14th century Moorish castle overlooking a valley towards the Sierra Nevada. 

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Our first month of being roving retirees

May 11, 2017

It’s been one month since we left Australia on our full time roving retiree lifestyle. How much has it cost…

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We’re famous – well almost!!!

April 29, 2017

“How can you afford to travel full time??” friends and family have asked us. Well, part of the answer is in an article

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What a year!!! (part 1)

January 1, 2017

Who knew that as we set off on November 5th 2015 what a wonderful, exciting, adventurous, enlightening, educational year it would turn out to be for us.

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The Silver Temple

October 17, 2016

Chiang Mai has an abundance of Buddhist Wats but there are a handful that stand out as just that bit special. The Wat Sri Suphan, or silver temple, is one.

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Medieval Villages of Catalonia

October 4, 2016

Spain’s north eastern region of Catalunya is overflowing with ancient medieval villages. On yet another glorious September day we took the car out to discover and explore what they had to offer.

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The Volcanoes of La Gorratxa

September 29, 2016

Our last week on the Costa Brava saw us venturing further afield and heading inland, north west of Girona, to visit the Parc Natural de la Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa. This park contains 40 volcanic cones, 20 basalt lava flows and numerous small medieval villages.

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The Catalan coast of Spain and Cork??

September 19, 2016

After the winding drive along the rugged and spectacular Catalan coast of the Costa Brava we finally saw our destination – Tossa de Mar. The thing that immediately struck us was the walled ramparts and towers we could see on the promontory above the beach.

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Girona and the Camino de Ronda (part 2)

September 12, 2016

Read about our walks on the Camino de Ronda – a walking trail that follows the Costa Brava coast from Blanes to Portbou just before the border with France.

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Girona and the Camino de Ronda (part 1)

September 11, 2016

This week can be summed up in two words – bike riding.

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From St Albans to the Via Verde…

September 5, 2016

We had a day to fill in having completed our last house sit in the UK looking after Trigger the Cocker Spaniel. On Monday we would be flying to Girona, Spain on the Costa Brava for our next house sit. We decided to spend the afternoon wandering around the northern London suburb of St Albans. It turned out to be a great decision.

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A change in approach….

September 4, 2016

It’s been a while since I posted here. There are so many things we’ve seen and done on our 10 months away (so far) that I’d like to write about.

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Andalucia, Spain – El Torcal Natural Park Reserve

April 24, 2016

Today we drove to Torcal de Antequera Natural Area. It is one of the most dramatic and exceptional karstic landscapes in Europe.

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The Big Buddha – Hong Kong

March 31, 2016

Today we took a trip to Lantau Island to see the Big Buddha at Ngong Pong village

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Bus from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai (same same but different!!)

March 15, 2016

This was our first experience of using the Thai bus system and by and large it was ok (once you work out where the buses leave from)

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Living costs in Chiang Mai

March 6, 2016

How much does it cost to live in Chiang Mai? Read on to find out…

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