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UK – London and Brighton 9th-12th September

Hello, we’re hoping that you’re enjoying the last of the summer, we seem to be having some very cool starts to the day, reminds us of being in other parts of the world exploring the West Coast of America this time last year. Oh to … Read More


India – Kerala – Kannur – 30th-31st March

The 3 tier non-AC sleeper was very basic. The windows provided plenty of ventilation and it actually got a little chilly, however a lack of curtain deprived any kind of privacy and no sheet on a plastic covered mattress completed the uncomfortable set. Non the … Read More


Australia – Rottnest Island – Perth – 10th Feb

The day before we flew out of Perth towards our South-East Asian travels we spent the day on Rotness Island. Thanks to Louise who kindly booked our boat over there and bike hire for the Island we enjoyed a fantastic day on Rottnest. First thing … Read More


Australia – Melbourne – 31st Jan – 2nd Feb

Still feeling pretty tired from all the excitement and very late night after the tennis we had a couple of slow and easy days. However we also needed to do some training for the Nepal hike so we filled our Osprey trekking bags with cans … Read More


New Zealand – Marlborough Sounds – 30th Nov/2nd Dec

This was to be 3 days of sheer relaxation and fun with Vic and Dave. Starting early we all piled into “Po” along with bedding, food, booze and games and set off for Picton. Dave G had arranged with his brother for a boat taxi … Read More


New Zealand – Wellington – 27th/28th November

As we had previously booked our north island to south ferry online we were getting short on time and wanted to explore Wellington before leaving. This therefore required a 160km drive to arrive in Wellington at lunch time and find somewhere to park the van … Read More


USA – Road Trip – Los Angeles / Santa Monica – 3rd/5th November

First of all was a lovely sunny walk around the block with Sarah’s best friend Madison her beautiful golden retriever. This was followed by an hour and a half class with Erich Schiffmann whom Helen and Sarah had both trained with in August. It was … Read More


CANADA – Vancouver – Intrepid – 9th September

After a noisy camp at the Caribou RV Park in Burnaby, (the trains that had been following us all trip were still there!) we were up relatively early and cleaned out the cooler’s we’d been using for the trip. We left to head into downtown … Read More


CANADA – Golden – Intrepid – 6th September

Another day and another move to a new destination, this time Golden on the Kicking Horse River. Along the way we stopped to have a look at the the spiral tunnels which take the Canadian Pacific Railway trains on a spiral journey through the mountains. … Read More

Venice Beach, LA.

USA – Los Angeles – Venice Beach – 19th August

Each Friday in Venice Beach is a small but well rounded Farmers Market (Venice Way & Venice Blvd) which has a great selection of produce. A few of our favorites include home made humus, falafel, salad leaves, fruits and some great tomatoes! Helen has only … Read More

Venice Beach, LA. VAC. Venice Art Crawl 1st Birthday.

USA – Los Angeles – Venice Art Crawl – 18th August

It was a pretty quiet day for the Leica, Helen decided to take a few shots in her yoga class (blog post to come!) and Dave was getting us ready for our move to the new pad on the beach front! With a spot of … Read More

Party on the beach, drums and all, Venice Beach, LA

USA – Los Angeles – Venice Beach – 14th & 15th August

Currently the weather in this part of LA has been fairly predictable, overcast / foggy up until noon and then the sun blazes through, 75F give or take a few with a nice cooling breeze near the seafront. However most of the 14th during the … Read More