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The best Black Friday & Cyber week deals on outdoor gear

Here's an idea of the types of Black Friday deals on outdoor gear that you can get. Deals are updated as they come through Black Friday is almost upon us and that means it’s officially time to start your Holiday shopping. Sure, Black Friday may have got a little out of hand in recent years but if it means you can make save lots of money with some great Black Friday deals on outdoor gear ...

15 Things to know about Sweden before travelling there

Planning a trip to Sweden? You're in for a treat. My first trip to Sweden was to Gothenburg which I absolutely loved. Ever since that trip I've wanted to go back and explore more of Sweden. If you're looking forward to a Sweden trip, here are some things to know about Sweden before travelling there. It'll likely make your trip go a whole lot smoother and avoid any awkward moments when travelling to Sweden!  Things ...

Van life interior inspiration for your camper van conversion!

Have you ever dreamed of living the van life? Back in 2017 when we sold everything we owned and moved to Canada we did just that! We spent 5 months living out of our self-converted campervan, Elvis. We still have him, and use him on vacations and weekend trips. I love him but I still end up spending a lot of time looking at other peoples' van life interiors for inspiration if we decide to ...

Van life essentials | What you need to hit the road!

Over the course of five months living in a van (our van Elvis), we narrowed down the items we consider to be van life essentials pretty quickly. This essential gear for van life helped us live comfortable without overpacking our van. We refined our camping and best vanlife accessories over the months and now we've got it pretty much down to a T for both the summer months and for living in a van in ...

What to do in Macao

Macao is similar to Hong Kong in that it has special status allowing it to rule itself separate from Mainland China. Historically, Macao (or Macau) was a Portuguese colony and you'll notice Portuguese influences in the food in Macao as well as some architectural influences. Macau was given back to China in the late 1990s and it's since become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you're wondering what to do in Macao you'll likely have ...

A 2 Week China Itinerary for Western Central China

Planning a trip to China but don't want to visit the super touristy cities of Beijing and Shanghai? You're in the right place! Our first trip to China was following this 2 week China itinerary. We found cheap flight tickets from the UK to Hong Kong and then planned a China trip itinerary that wouldn't involve too many days on trains. It's a long way between Hong Kong and Beijing after all! Finding information about ...

How to use the high speed trains in China

During our two weeks in China we used the high speed trains in China to travel fairly regularly from place to place. It struck us pretty quickly that travelling by train in China is much different to travelling by train in the UK. If you’re planning a trip to China soon I’ve pulled together some top tips and things we wish we’d known before getting that first high speed train in China. How to use ...

Unique things to do in Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is a popular long weekend destination for us Brits. Forget Paris, spending a weekend in Marrakech is what's always a good idea. There's an abundance of cheap flights and it only takes three hours of being at 35,000 ft to arrive somewhere that feels a million miles away from home and there are plenty of unique top things to do in Marrakech, Morocco! I spent the entire duration of the transfer from the airport ...

Driving the Camino de Santiago. A Northern Spain Road Trip Itinerary

Taking a road trip Northern Spain seems to be having a bit of a moment currently. I can't count on both my hands how many people I know of who have been in the past few months. I wasn't aware of this when we booked flights to Santander earlier this year to celebrate Thom's birthday. We booked the flights as they were cheap and the beaches looked nice and it was only when I started ...

An itinerary for Lake Como, Italy

Within just an hour of arriving on the banks of Lake Como I was already feeling relaxed and our Lake Como itinerary remained that way. Gone were the stresses of driving 3 hours from Bergamo airport on windy, narrow roads whilst dodging cars driving across both lanes, and dealing with an incompetent sat nav, and in stress’ place was a sense of calm. Perhaps it was the sound of the lake lapping gently at the ...