A few weeks ago, I caught a train from Manchester to Preston and gave myself a small heart attack when […]
It had to happen at some point. I’ve read lots of stories and anecdotes from travellers talking about the last […]
The Moment of Truth: Is it all going to fit?
Short answer: No. Bloodyminded answer: I’m going to repack on Friday. I will not be defeated by a rucksack. I […]
Shouldn’t I be feeling nervous by now?
It’s Wednesday night and I’m leaving on Sunday morning. The car gets sold tomorrow and there’s time for a few […]
Attics are not among the top 100 places to spend a hot sunny day… and that’s where I’ve been for […]
A Sharp Issue – Vaccinations
I completed the epic process of travel vaccinations this week. Ok, I may being slightly dramatic but, with four clinic […]
Trains, Cakes and Planning
Quite a few people have asked me about how I planned the trip, with a lot of interest specifically in […]
An Unexpected Source of Advice
I had an idea for a post on travel/holiday planning as everyone takes their own approach: some don’t do any […]
Climate Change:Let the Train take the Strain?
Carbon footprints, climate change, pollution, environmental damage and air quality are increasingly among the issues that many travellers are taking […]
Toilets: A Matter of Inconvenience
Yesterday I mentioned my mother’s pragmatic yet blunt advice on choosing when to embark on an epic travelling adventure: “before […]