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Happy New Year from the UK, where we’ve just spent Christmas with family in Wales and Hampshire. The days have been filled with drizzly dog walks, baby time with our growing horde of nephews and nieces, festive TV and (perhaps too much) delicious vegan food. As per usual, now’s the time to take a look back at 2019 – which marks the end of a...

Our summer trip to the Rainbow Nation was a real beauty, filled with lush scenery and wildlife but how much does a trip to South Africa cost? We spent over three weeks travelling from Cape Town along the idyllic Garden Route to Addo Elephant National Park, where we enjoyed a self-drive safari. Here’s a detailed breakdown of how much our 23-day South Africa trip cost,...

It’s dark, bleak and rainy outside. For the first time in nearly eight years, we’re back in the UK for autumn and winter. Wondering what we’re doing here when we could be on a tropical beach somewhere? Life has certainly changed for us over the past few months, so I thought it was time for an update post. Here’s the lowdown on what we’ve been...

Don't you just hate it when you visit a city and there are next to no transportation options? Getting around can be so much hassle! Popular countries like the United Kingdom make transportation effortless because of the many ways there are to travel. If you’re planning to travel around the UK, you’ll want to have a clear understanding of your transportation options before you arrive. After...

A safari was top of our travel wish-list when we planned our summer trip to South Africa. However, while most people flock to famous Kruger, we decided to stick on the Eastern Cape and tack a visit to Addo Elephant National Park onto our Garden Route itinerary. Here’s the verdict on our self-drive safari experience at Addo Elephant Park South Africa, including which animals we...

It's always a comforting feeling when you've got a holiday to look forward to, especially when the days are getting darker and the temperature's dropping, it's nice to know you've got that winter break coming up. Unless, of course, it gets cancelled! It could be down to the weather or,  like the 150,000+ people who lost out when Thomas Cook went bust last month, the...

Ever heard of the Garden Route? It’s South Africa’s most famous road trip, named for its lush landscapes. After falling in love with Cape Town, we set off in our rental car to explore this beautiful stretch of coastline over two weeks. Here’s our full Garden Route road trip itinerary and highlights, from trekking in national parks to cruising Knysna lagoon, exploring the epic Cango...

Elephants, coastal drives, epic forest walks and safaris: our trip to South Africa was a real beauty. The three-week adventure began and ended in Cape Town, a city that fast became one of our favourite metropolises. Here are some of our top activities in Cape Town South Africa, from climbing Lion’s Head for iconic views of Table Mountain to visiting botanical gardens and sailing over...

I can feel the familiar itch of excitement that only a new adventure brings. This weekend we’re saying 'Goodbye Portugal' and moving on. So where are we off to next? Here’s the lowdown on our plans for the rest of the year, which include a South Africa road trip, vegan campout, housesitting in London and possibly (fingers crossed!) a trip to India.After our Easter break...

Yosemite, La La Land, the Golden Gate Bridge – our California adventure was packed with iconic sights. During the 18-day trip we travelled from LA to Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and San Diego. Along the way, we walked among the world’s largest trees, rode rollercoasters, visited beaches and ate delicious vegan food. So, how much does a trip to California cost? Here’s...