A recurring theme is emerging in our Mexico accommodation. If you rent from an American you can pretty much guarantee it will be big and plentiful in every way. Rent from a local and it will be adequate and quaint. Both are great experiences. In our 4 months in Mexico we found some pretty nice and reasonably, Read More

I’d heard a lot about Caye Caulker (pronounced ‘Key’ Caulker) from travelers and everyone agreed that Caye Caulker was the ideal place for sun and low-key and anti-resorty fun. This sounded like us. Dreaming how I could jump from bed into the ocean for a dip in the early warm mornings. Our days in Caye Caulker were, Read More

Airbnb has rapidly become our preferred way for locating suitable places to stay around the world. This lodging website is intuitive and easy to use.  We have found some great places and people to stay with so far on our adventure around the world. These days I always start with Airbnb. How to get, Read More

Mexico has traveling by bus totally dialed. I love traveling by bus in Mexico. It’s a first class experience, no question. Travelling by Bus in Mexico was last modified: December 26th, 2014 by Jo

If you’ve wanted to travel the world, but have never had enough funds to scrape together for a trip, then house sitting could be an exciting alternative for you to consider. If you’ve never heard of house sitting, or don’t know what it’s all about, then I’m sure this informative volume penned by Canadian, Read More

Fear holds so many of us back from doing what we really want to do – fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of not being in control.  Girl Power: My Review of “Women on the Road” was last modified: January 10th, 2017 by Jo

Try visiting a hospital in Hawaii with a simple jellyfish sting and no travel insurance? Nothing could be done for our feverish friend until we produced a credit card. Why you need Travel Insurance was last modified: November 24th, 2014 by Jo

Beds – fat ones, skinny ones, big ones, small ones, heavy blankets, fluffy duvets, sleeping bags, no pillows, tents, boats, hotels we had the lot. Sometimes matrimonial; yes that’s what they call double beds, sometimes single and sometimes oversize and even a four poster with curtains. South America Accommodation was last modified: January 3rd,, Read More

Let Paris’ unique people inspire you. Paris has long been a haven for artists, musicians and thinkers, and this atmosphere has created a culture distinct to Paris alone. The stereotype about Parisians being rude, snobby and so on is simply not true. Don’t be fooled by this myth.  The truth is far more interesting. Don’t tell, Read More

Responsible Travel

Responsible travel is all about helping to share some of the benefits of tourism with local people without causing negative effects on either the environment or their culture.  I’m in favour of this and hence this post all about it. It’s vital so that local communities can share the creation of positive employment, better, Read More

Responsible Travel

Your Porters – Your Friends on the Inca Trail We were keen to support a local Peruvian company that took great care of it’s porters. For us the satisfaction of having completed the trek and arriving at the spectacular Inca ruins of Machu Picchu was hard to beat. However one of the things we, Read More

How exciting off to the Galapagos….. that’s certainly how I felt, and had to keep pinching myself to believe that I was actually going. Here’s  our guide for what to pack for a cruise of the Galapagos. First and best tip for a trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands –  pack  lightly, but include, Read More