An aerial Pacific sunset

We were graced with a rare treat on the flight South to Santiago de Chile; being in the West-facing window seats for a stunning sunset over the Pacific. If you’ll forgive my inner physicist a moment; being 12,500m up means the sun can get even lower below the… Read on

Cartagena soleada

¡Guao, que tan gloriosa es Colombia! We've had an absolutely stunning start to our backpacking holiday — so good, in fact, that you'd be hard pressed to call it anything but luxurious! So far as I can tell there are three reasons for this; the weather is perfection (always sunny, but… Read on

¡Ya casi!

This is it! Ya casi - almost there! Only 3 days to grab our backpacks and head to Heathrow to start this adventure. Well, maybe it will start as we walk out the door and try to juggle all the TfL strikes, but that just makes it more fun. We’… Read on


I've just finished my ninth-last day at work before our sabbatical begins. Nine isn't a special number, and nor was today unique except, for the first time, our travels are starting to feel real. Maybe it was our weekend of fun with family, celebrating our 4th anniversary yesterday, or that… Read on