Ayutthaya

As we found ourselves with a few extra days in Bangkok, we decided to get out of the city for a day and head to Ayutthaya. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ayutthaya was going to be one of the places we stopped for a night en route to Chaing Mai before those plans were derailed…

Some Thoughts From Richard

“How are you feeling?” / “Are you excited?” Over the past few months I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked those questions. I’ve been asked them by everyone including close family, to caring friends and curious coworkers, and every time I have struggled to answer. Not because the answer is a special…

New Year, Past and Present

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018! As I sit snuggled up on the couch after another great New Year (feeling slightly worse for wear), I’m thinking that it just might be one of my favourite holidays. I’ve had so many great experiences with so many different people over the years that make up some of the best…

Adventures in Italy: Pisa and Florence

A while ago my sister-in-law Jo and myself decided we want to go on a weekend away together (and we owed her a birthday present!), and as neither one of us had been to Pisa or Florence that’s where we decided to go. After a lot of research around flight prices and what airport to…

Hello October!

“October had tremendous possibility. The summer’s oppressive heat was a distant memory, and the golden leaves promised a world full of beautiful adventures. They made me believe in miracles.” – Sarah Guillory September – where did you go?! Already we’re into the first week of October and I’m not sure I remember how we got…

#tbt – Paris and Budget Airlines

We spent the long weekend with some friends in Leeds, and whilst we were there we started to share some travel horror stories. I haven’t actually had that many terrible experiences when travelling, though I have had some unexpected ones that I can laugh at now, so I wasn’t quite sure what to share. I…

#tbt – Alaska 

The other day I asked Rich what his favourite trip that we’ve taken together thus far is and after a few minutes pondering his reply was: “Either our Canadian west coast road trip, or Alaska”. When I mentioned that with all the places we’ve been to, it’s interesting that his top two are Canada and…

The plan so far: Africa part II

A while back I posted about our plans for Africa that we had so far. Since then, we have completed our plans for Africa and everything is booked (finally)! After our Kili climb and Kenyan safari, we have a flight to Cape Town on February 10th (only departing at 5 AM😫). We’ve managed to snag…

TBT – Wedding!

I’ll admit, after doing really well for the first 2 weeks and writing consistently, life got in the way (as usual!). I guess one problem I am facing is that, for the moment, our lives are actually quite boring: we get up, go to work, come home, and do it again the next day. Most…

The Plan So Far: Africa 

We’ve had a lot of people asking us what our plans are for the year that we’re away, so I figured I would do a general outline. I say general outline because at the moment we don’t have a plan for most of it, but we’ll definitely keep you updated as we go! Rich and…