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What travelling alone with kids taught me

For the last two years the world has been our oyster but what many people don’t realise is that I’ve done it mostly alone and with our three kids. You see, just over two years ago Richard got a new job and after lots of faffing around being told he could live in Malaysia or...

10 things we loved about LA

It has taken me thirty-nine years to visit LA (America)! I hasten to add that for at least the last fifteen of those years I have dragged my feet about visiting the good ole USA, muttering things about their disastrous foreign policy, bomb dropping, Monsanto, food quality, gun control, power happy law enforcement, scary border...

Birthday X-Tremos Zip-lining over Lake Atitlan

Lots of people have asked us what we do about Birthdays whilst we’re travelling and as we just celebrated Imogen’s Birthday in Guatemala, it’s a great opportunity to show you how we recognise and celebrate another year around the sun. Presents It was in about 2004 when I suddenly started to question presents. Why was...

It takes 5 years to grow coffee?!

“Two years ago I sold my horse and bought a truck” he told me. I asked him how long he’d been a coffee farmer, “over twenty years” he responded. I spent an entire morning with Eduardo, a coffee producer and farmer, who is part of the co-operative supported by De La Gente on the outskirts...

2017! Cor Blimey what a year!

We decided to have a recap on what we’d done last year and….well, what a year 2017 was for us!! Note: I actually wrote this in December 2017 but forgot to hit publish. In 2016 we had spent six months being location independent in France and two months in England, so 2017 was our first...

Athens itinerary for families for 3 days

Athens is an amazing city where ultra modern-real life meets ultra ancient.  I have never visited a city before which manages to successfully combine two thousand year old, ancient ruins with fast food restaurants, office buildings, metro stations and more. Here’s an Athens itinerary for families visiting for 3 days. Athens is pretty special and...

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