About us

Hi!  I’m Angie, and together with my partner Matt, I love to travel to wild and beautiful places The sort of places where we can experience solitude, enjoy the wonders that nature has to offer, and appreciate the diversity and history of our amazing world.

Altiplano, Andes, Peru

Altiplano, The Andes, Peru

 

We love to seek out stunning locations and get away from the crowds and tourist traps.  But we are definitely not adventure junkies or rugged outdoor types, as you will probably see from the photos!

Although we love walking, we like to explore at our own gentle pace, getting to exciting and inspiring places safely and without too much strain.   We don’t enjoy being in groups, or being restricted to set timetables and accommodation.  Therefore package holidays are not usually for us.

 

Strolling in the Swiss Alps

Strolling in the Swiss Alps

 

Rather than spend our holidays in one fixed base, we prefer to organise journeys involving several bases, spending a few nights at each to explore.  There are many travel companies that can provide excellent itineraries and fly/drive holidays, but we prefer to be completely independent and plan our own journeys and excursions.

That way we can spend more time at the places that interest us most and travel at our own pace.   It means we can select our own accommodation and excursions.   And experience the solitude that you only get when the tour buses and day trippers have left.

 

Deserted road, Cabo de Gata National Park, Spain

A road less travelled in Spain’s Cabo de Gata National Park

 

It can be a bit daunting knowing how to plan a trip to an unfamiliar destination.  You have to work out how to get from A to B, where to visit and where best to stay.  But thanks to the Internet it is entirely possible to research routes, local travel connections, accommodation, restaurants, walks and excursions online, even in less familiar destinations.

 

Tatra Mountains above Zakopane, Poland

Tatra Mountains above Zakopane, Poland

 

My intention on this site is not to describe all our travels in great detail. Instead I have tried to give a feel for the places and what they have to offer.  I have not written extensively about the historical background, or covered tourist attractions in depth, because this information can readily be found in numerous guidebooks.

Where possible I have provided practical information about how to get around, where to stay and visit, and where to make bookings.  For each destination I have included links to resources where you should be able to find further information on the local area, compare accommodation options, plan routes and transport, and get ideas for excursions.

Looking down on Bergen from Mt Ulriken, Norway

Looking down on Bergen from Mt Ulriken, Norway

I have put together an Ideas and Resources section, where you can find links to many of the sites I personally use when researching and booking trips.  There is a page of Recommended Travel Resources if you want to book everything independently, and also a page of Recommended Travel Companies if you prefer to book a package.

Hopefully this will save some of the time and effort involved in visiting numerous sites.  I will keep updating these pages, so please do keep checking back.

Please remember that this site is based purely on our own experiences.  I would ask that you please note the Disclaimer, and also note the Photography and Content and Disclosure boxes at the foot of the page.

Asbyrgi Gorge, Iceland

Asbyrgi Gorge, Iceland

Over the past 25 years we have had some fantastic trips, some of which have involved a great deal of advance planning.  I hope that sharing some of our photographs, itineraries and experiences may inspire you to visit some of these amazing place.   Or perhaps to construct special itineraries of your own.

The world is beautiful and life is short – enjoy it while you can!

 

Sunset in The Azores

Sunset in The Azores

Please do keep returning to check on the site as I will gradually be adding more journeys from previous years, as well as hopefully many more journeys to come!

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