All you need is love, family, a bicycle and a beautiful island You know those moments when you are flying into a city at night and have a window seat? The silent view of the streetlights and cars and the feeling of looking down on somewhere that could be any town or city in … More Ilhabela, Brazil
My husband and I arrived in Brazil 4 weeks ago. As you’d expect from this country it has been a vibrant, crazy and whirlwind start to a 9 week adventure. From the incredibly cosmopolitan and exciting city of Sao Paulo; the African vibes of Salvador; Rio stole our hearts but exhausted us with her heights; … More Beautiful Brazil
The Arran Coastal Way The Arran Coastal Way circumnavigates the beautiful Isle of Arran off the West Coast of Scotland. The 65mile (108km) circular walk takes in stunning scenery from beautiful villages, mountains, white sandy beaches to the remote north of the island. In June this year, my friend Victoria and I decided to walk … More Ambling around Arran
Nazaré, Portugal We had four days free between coming into Portugal from Spain and being in Porto for the weekend, staying at a cousin’s apartment. An excited conversation with my Brazilian cousin, Chris, who had visited us in Scotland during the summer, was the catalyst for our journey to the fishing town of Nazaré. A … More Bicycles, Big waves and Beaches
‘Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world’ John Muir When we left Glasgow 4 weeks ago, a Spanish neighbour gave us a hand drawn map of interesting mountain ranges and remote areas to visit when we reached Spain. Our plan was to explore some of these areas on the way … More The Sierra de Guadarrama National Park
WWOOFING in the foothills of the Pyrenees. For those who don’t know, WWOOFING (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is a great way to travel. This was our first experience of WWOOFING and we originally hoped to put our bodies and minds to good use after 10 days on the road and find out, more … More The French Pyrenees
Goodbye Bristol! Bonjour Normandy! We left Bristol last week at 7am with my parents waving us off (very bleary eyed, but they had managed to dress, thank god). The drive to Dover was everything we didn’t expect. No traffic, no queues, no hold ups (even round the M25) and so we turned up, as usual, … More Bonjour Normandie!