Scootering the Hoi Van Pass Top Gear Style

The first time I drove a motorbike (or more accurately a 125 CC scooter) was in Bali, Indonesia, and it was definetly an experience. If you’ve been to SE Asia at all (or even if you’ve just seen the Facebook videos), you will know that they’ll let anyone drive a motorbike, and everyone and their…

Cape Town

After Kilimanjaro and 8 days on Safari, we were so ready to spend more than 2 days in one place, and that place happened to be Cape Town. Once again we were up early (3 am) to get to Nairobi airport for our flight to South Africa via a layover in Ethiopia, and it was…

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…

Portugal: Faro and the Algarve region

Remember this post a little while ago about budget airlines and how annoying they can be? Well, they definitely haven’t gotten any less annoying; although, we have just recently had a free holiday off them because of their horrible planning, so there is that! My sister recently came for a visit (which if the inspiration…

#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…

Welcome

Hello all!! I’m Melissa! ← This is me. I’m 26, and I live in a tiny town in the UK. I live with my husband Rich, who’s also 26.  That’s him ↓ I grew up in Calgary, Canada and I moved to the UK for the first time when I was 18. At the time, I wasn’t ready to…