Our first impressions of winter in Norway

I was just awoken by a ferry gliding past the front of our house. It was so close that I could see strangers sipping coffee under the warm light, like they were sat in our lounge while I was lying in bed. The boat was gone in seconds and I was left in darkness, still wandering…

An English Summer | Day trips in the South

Summer seems to have slipped past us here in England. It began with a heatwave; most of us brits got severely sunburnt and then complained that it was too hot and Mother Nature retaliated with rain. England is actually screwed if the temperature goes above 28 degrees or below 0; either we run out of…

The untold stories of Vanlife | Part One

You see all the good times of vanlife smeared across social media these days, but is it really as idyllic as it looks? What you don’t see is the breakdowns, the expensive mechanics bills, the restless nights spent in dodgy car parks and the general shit times. It’s still our favourite way to explore the…

How to travel long-term | Volunteering around the world

Volunteering has really helped us stretch our budget whilst travelling the world. We first tried it out in Australia when we lost our job at a sweet potato farm after only 6 days. We drove to the beach, covered in red soil, eating a pot-noodle whilst feeling very sorry for ourselves and our dwindling bank…

Our final days in Portugal |Exploring the coast and Wild Camping

We made an effort to walk a different part of the Algarve’s coastline on our days off and for our last trip we explored the area near Praia De São Rafael. There were two little beaches to the east and then we turned back and walked west along the coastal trail. The sea wasn’t crystal…

Swimming to Benagil Cave | Portugal

We’d seen photos of this insane hidden beach inside a cave all over the internet and if there was one thing we had to do while volunteering in Portugal it was visit Benagil cave. I did some research online and found out: – You can get a boat ride to the cave from Benagil Beach,…

Exploring The Algarve | Portugal

Normally when we get to a new destination I’ll research what the area has to offer, but Portugal was different, we just made a decision to go there and didn’t really know what to expect. We were based in the countryside about 5km from the coast and luckily we had very kind hosts who allowed…

Volunteering in The Algarve, Portugal

Once again we’ve been volunteering to extend our travels as its a cheap way to explore new areas. This time we’ve based ourselves in a Quinta (small farm) in The Algarve, Portugal. We work about 25 hours a week and get free food and accommodation, and this place was a great find with our own…

Best places to visit in Morocco

So after two amazing months in Morocco I thought it would be good to let you guys know our favourite spots in the country. So here they are in no particular order: Chefchaouen This is the magical blue town that seems to fill Instagram these days. Every building, door, nook and cranny in the walled…

Our love hate relationship with Marrakesh

Marrakesh was our final destination in Morocco and it was quite a shock to the system. Suddenly there were tourists everywhere and we couldn’t believe how little everyone was wearing. I’d consider what some women were wearing as slutty if I saw them in England, let alone in a Muslim country. Even though morocco isn’t…

Things to know before hiking Jebel Toubkal, Morocco

We hiked the mountain at the end of March 2017 when there was snow from just below the refuge up to the summit. We tried researching certain things online and couldn’t get confirmed answers so here’s some things that you may find helpful: