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Motorbike Tour of Europe – We Rode to Italy and Back

Having had a number of holidays on our motorbikes, including some touring, earlier on in the year we decided to go one step further and do a bit of credit card touring. For those of you who aren’t sure, this road trip style basically refers to a multi-day journey for which you don’t organise your

TopDeck Turkey Diary Day 8 | Fethiye and Home

A continuation of my TopDeck Turkey diary. If you haven’t read the first post in the series yet go and start here.   My TopDeck Tour of Turkey was officially over at breakfast time (sad face), but I had one more full day to spend in Fethiye before starting my (very long) journey back home.

TopDeck Turkey Diary Day 7 | Konya to Fethiye

A continuation of my TopDeck Turkey diary. If you haven’t read the first post in the series yet go and start here.   Today was the day I had been dreading from the moment I was invited to join TopDeck on one of their tours. I knew there had to be a day like this

TopDeck Turkey Diary Day 5 | Cappadocia

A continuation of my TopDeck Turkey diary. If you haven’t read the first post in the series yet go and start here.   As you already know, my full day in Cappadocia started incredibly early with a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the unique scenery of Goreme National Park. If you’ve not read my

TopDeck Turkey Diary Day 4 | Ankara to Cappadocia

A continuation of my TopDeck Turkey diary. If you haven’t read the first post in the series yet go and start here.   I know it isn’t actually Monday 21 September right now but it was when I did this particular day for real, so I just thought I’d mention how cool it was of

Coach Travel: Passing the Time

The number one question I’ve been asked since I got home from my TopDeck tour of Turkey has been “wasn’t the travelling boring?”. Well I’m not going to lie and say that a coach is my road trip vehicle of choice, but coach travel is an incredibly popular option for many and is becoming even more

TopDeck Turkey Diary Day 2 | Istanbul

A continuation of my TopDeck Turkey diary. If you haven’t read the first post in the series yet go and start here.   The hotel I stayed in thanks to TopDeck was the Hotel Monaco in the Laleli area of Istanbul. A pretty bog standard hotel really, nothing special, but in a great location close

TopDeck Turkey Diary Day 1 | Home to Istanbul

Last month I had the pleasure joining TopDeck on The Sultan’s Trail, a week-long tour of Turkey from Istanbul to Fethiye. It was a jam packed week full of culture, sights, sunshine, education and of course – a coach. The tour was so full that I’ve decided to bring you an old fashioned traditional blog, my

Obergurgl: Summer and Winter

When you go travelling or on holiday, do you ever go back to the same place more than once? Do you prefer to holiday in a different place each time so you can scratch off more places from your world map, or do you know what you like and keep returning to the same resort,

What’s in your Bag? Femfresh Wipes

This is a post about feminine care when travelling… just saying in case any of my readers would prefer not to read about that kind of thing! When I go on holiday on my motorbike I use this incredibly useful BarBagEvo handlebar bag by Wunderlich. It was a birthday present from LincsGeek (via Nippy Normans

Our Ultimate North American Road Trip

Does anyone have any experience of flying their motorbikes half way around the world, riding several thousand miles on them for a few weeks, and then flying them home again? After a lot of dreaming, and a few discussions with our employer, LincsGeek and I are going to have a bit of an adventure. It’s

My Travel Bucket List – Transun Competition Entry

Seeing the Northern Lights is quite possibly the thing that sits at the top of the vast majority of people’s bucket lists. It’s certainly got a very definite place on mine, and is one of the original entries. Despite having been to Finnish Lapland a couple of times I am yet to see the sneaky