Travel Insurance

A few weeks we arranged some Travel Insurance and I thought I would share our booking experience. We initially researched into many other insurers, World Nomads, Alpha Insurance, and Insure And Go, all pitching backpackers cover. We settled with True Traveller in the end after 2 weeks of reading though policy wording documents for most companies. True Traveller Policy Wording Document was simple and easy to understand with minimal back-out clauses that contradict other parts of the policy. Continue Reading

It's wonderful being at home

Where ever you are in the world, home is always where the heart is. My mom puts so much love and attention into our home, it makes it an honour to come home and look after the place while they go on a short holiday. The garden from the back, click to see the PhotoSphere Our pond with foot long fish and a frog in the water fall. Over 10 years of tinkering to get a garden that looks as colourful and delightful as this. Continue Reading


We have had a full series vaccinations recommended by our National Health Service for travel into Asia. Japanese Encephalitis - a type of viral brain infection that are spread through mosquito bites. Rabies - a very serious viral infection that targets the brain and nervous system. Hepatitis A - a type of viral liver infection. Hepatitis B - a type of virus that can infect the liver. Yellow fever - a serious viral infection that’s usually spread by a type of mosquito known as the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Continue Reading

Selling up

We are intending to travel for an extended and unknown duration and have spent the last month selling and packing our personal possessions in preparation for storage. We sold our Car, and a whole bunch of items on eBay, to build up some useful cash from assets that would otherwise be left gathering dust or rust while we travel. So far we’ve managed to make nearly £1500. This week we are moving out of our flat, it is an emotional time. Continue Reading