Last days in the comfort zone

Leaving Scotland also meant that our time in Great Britain was slowly coming to an end – and with it the time traveling in our comfort zone. Yes, we have visited new places that neither John nor myself had seen before, but all those places were not too different to home when it comes to culture and – especially – climate. And, in case of an emergency, friends and family were never too far away. A calming thought indeed. These last few days in Great Britain almost felt like getting ready for the second start of our trip… and that the really big adventure was only going to begin. Continue reading

Tent still life

Now, that our over twenty-year-old family tent is packed up for good (thank you, Dave, for looking after it while we are gone) and we are getting ready for our first flight to Oman, we’d love to share some insights to our tent life with you. Continue reading

Short and sweet

Sometimes it is perfect that things don’t work out as planned. When heading up north to the Lake District National Park, we were hoping to stay in a comfy, fancy room for two nights. We were even prepared to ignore our daily budget for once but our wishes were not heard. Even though the summer holidays were over, “the Lakes” still seemed to be the busiest place on earth. Not one single room available! Continue reading

Stop-over in Liverpool

In order not to miss our ferry from Liverpool to the Isle of Man on the 22nd of August 2017, we made sure that we arrived in the city early enough. And that’s how we spent our 24 hours in the hometown of the Beatles. Continue reading

Our time in Cornwall

On Friday, the 11th of August 2017, we packed all our stuff and left Lulworth direction Cornwall. You may wonder why we put Cornwall onto the list for our year-long trip. Well, I have to admit, that this is my doing. Cornwall was on my traveling bucket list for a while. So I thought that it would be a perfect opportunity to go and visit now. Let’s go to Cornwall then. Continue reading

We’re off!

After talking about our big trip for over a year, a cleaning and packing marathon, handing over our house (an emotional and freeing moment at the same time), lots of goodbye get-togethers with family and friends (we were overwhelmed by all the signs of friendship and by all the positive thoughts towards our family adventure) and a lovely breakfast at the best grandmothers’ ever, we finally set off on the 2nd of August 2017. Not by plane, but in our own car. We literally drove off as if we were out for the day or driving to the supermarket… with one big difference: not being back for at least 365 days. Continue reading