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UK Road Trip Part 3: Scotland To Ireland
UK Road Trip Part 3: Scotland To Ireland

Part three and the final leg of our UK Road Trip takes us from Scotland to Ireland. From Edinburgh through Cumbria’s Lake District where Beatrix Potter once dreamt up Peter Rabbit, through Yorkshire t…

Escape To Belfast
Escape To Belfast

I have an important bus to catch.  I’m on my way to Belfast to explore the city, follow the story of Titanic, watch our first major boxing event and most importantly, spend the weekend with Brend…

UK Road Trip Part 2: London to Edinburgh
UK Road Trip Part 2: London to Edinburgh

Part 2 of our UK road trip takes us from the English to the Scottish capitals during the warmer months of June and July.  Here we share our personal experience of our road trip from London to Edinbur…

UK Road Trip 2018 Roundup
UK Road Trip 2018 Roundup

This UK Road Trip roundup post is packed with facts, figures, and feelings as we flashback to our first six months of full-time travel as a family.  We share what this trip has meant to us and includ…

UK Road Trip Part 1: South England
UK Road Trip Part 1: South England

See a beautiful part of England through our eyes in UK Road Trip Part One.  Explore in and around the city of Bath, our old hometown Hungerford, Royal Windsor, and the most famous of all, The Cit…

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Gilded Balloon Press Launch
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Gilded Balloon Press Launch

Preview of the comedy line-up at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe

A Day To Explore Maritime Greenwich In London
A Day To Explore Maritime Greenwich In London

On the top of the hill in Greenwich Park sits the Royal Observatory and the Meridian Line.  At the foot of the hill is the National Maritime Museum, The Queen’s House and Greenwich Park Playpark. …

An Afternoon Walk Around London
An Afternoon Walk Around London

Late one summer afternoon we go for a walk around central London to show the kids some of its famous sights. Explore London on foot. We catch the tube to Green Park tube station and arrive at Green…

A Day At The Natural History Museum In London
A Day At The Natural History Museum In London

The Natural History Museum is one of our favorite places.  Brendan and I’ve been there a few times pre-kids and we took them when they were little too.  Now that the children are older, we couldn’t…

Explore England: Lacock Abbey – The Birth Place of British Photography
Explore England: Lacock Abbey – The Birth Place of British Photography

It’s Royal Wedding Day and it’s bright and sunny in the UK. We’re on the move and there’s excitement in the air as we further explore England. This leg of Road Trip UK follows the road from Bath in th…

Explore England: Wantage, Newbury, Bedford, St Ives
Explore England: Wantage, Newbury, Bedford, St Ives

Part 2 of our travels in March as we start to explore England and visit Wantage, Newbury, Bedford and St Ives. Wantage We spent a day in Wantage to visit our good friends Rob and Lisa and th…

10 Things To Do In Bath With Kids
10 Things To Do In Bath With Kids

During our two-week stay, we found more than 10 things to do in Bath with kids, but we share some of our favourites.  We fell in love with Bath.  Here’s why. 10 Things To Do In Bath With…

Full Time Travel UK: Grocery Shopping, Cooking & Dining
Full Time Travel UK: Grocery Shopping, Cooking & Dining

This is how we shop, cook and dine while travelling from place to place almost weekly.  Full disclosure of all things food, our grocery spending and shopping for a family of five, based on our first …

Explore England: Two Weeks In Bath
Explore England: Two Weeks In Bath

The City of Bath in Somerset, England, is one of the most beautiful cities we’ve seen as we travel England.  There’s much to discover with such a rich long history and its awe-inspiring architect…

Explore England: Windsor
Explore England: Windsor

Windsor, home of the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, and the magical place where Prince Harry and Meghan got married this past weekend.  We were there and we left just in time to miss the w…

Three Months On The Road!
Three Months On The Road!

How’s your week been so far? I can’t believe we’ve been on the road for three months.  Many people tell me how jealous they are of what we’re doing and how they wish they could do the same.  W…

The Long Walk In Windsor
The Long Walk In Windsor

On a sunny morning, the children and I set off to do The Long Walk at Windsor Castle.  I do not plan to go all the way, but as soon as the kids spot a glimpse of the statue on the hill in the far…

A Day At Legoland
A Day At Legoland

On the last day of the Easter school holidays, we spontaneously decide to visit Legoland in Windsor.  Here is how NOT to do Legoland with five mistakes we think you can avoid.  We include co…

Things To Do In Woking With Children
Things To Do In Woking With Children

Woking, the place of the mad, the bad and the dead: the introductory phrase as you enter the Woking Story museum send chills down my spine.  We’re happy to report that modern-day Woking is not that s…

A Night Out In Windsor
A Night Out In Windsor

Your friend says they’ll babysit and you can have a date night in Windsor.  What do you do?  Here’s what we did on our one night out in Windsor. Shout out to our good friend, Derek, for coming up…

Explore England: Hungerford
Explore England: Hungerford

Here’s tracing our steps through March as we explore England and visit Hungerford, Newbury, Bedford and St Ives.  Four places in three different counties. Part 1: Hungerford, Berkshire Befo…

Get Them Closer To Nature
Get Them Closer To Nature

With places like Legolands, Disney Worlds and Zoos to entertain our children, a clump of trees on a hill can seem pretty boring.  Unless we make the effort to make it interesting to get them closer t…

Travel Costs and Logistics South Africa to The UK
Travel Costs and Logistics South Africa to The UK

This is the post I searched for and couldn’t find when we were planning to travel from South Africa to the United Kingdom.  Here’s information about the actual costs and logistics of our travel from …

Pay It Forward
Pay It Forward

Meet Olive, the friendly lady from Windsor who kindly put Kate and some of our shopping on her four-wheel walker and walked us all the way home.  We pay it forward.  Olive turns 83 in September and…

Travel Diary April 2018 – Windsor, England
Travel Diary April 2018 – Windsor, England

Has it been two months since we left home?  Since we packed up our life, put it into a couple of suitcases and backpacks and decided to become modern-day nomads.  Full-time travellers wondering fro…

Homeschool Diary: March 2018
Homeschool Diary: March 2018

I meant to write every week about our homeschool woe’s, highs and lows but it’s been almost three months since that first post! Honestly, I did not know where to begin to describe the life-changing c…

Our British Bucket List
Our British Bucket List

This is our ultimate Great British Bucket List.  From Viking strongholds in York, Cream Teas in the Cotswolds, royal occupied castles, the origin of fairytales, enchanted forests and so much more. …

Travel Plans: Europe 2018 – 6 Weeks To Lift Off
Travel Plans: Europe 2018 – 6 Weeks To Lift Off

The flights are booked.  The countdown starts.  Time flies when you have a million things to do! We have less than six weeks left before leaving for the UK. BOOKING FLIGHTS Hopper is a great …

Our Travel History
Our Travel History

Every story starts somewhere and ours start on the 6th of June 2005 in an English village called Aylesbury at The Old Moat House pub now known as The Dog House Inn. In May I left my job in …