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Surviving lock-down

Well we’re surviving lock-down but it seems an age since we arrived back in the UK from India. Being on lock down has been an experience none of us has ever endured in our lives. I’m sure it’s not only us who feel we’re on an endless roundabout of deja vu for most of the last 10 weeks.

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Covid 19 travel disruptions

With Covid 19 travel disruptions on the rise, unless you’ve been living under a rock for 4 months, then this infection is going to have a major impact on your travel plans. With Hotels and flights being cancelled, and Countries going into lock-down and their borders being closed off by the hour, things will probably get worse before they’re better.

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Woodo Cafe Colomb Bay South Goa India

The Woodo cafe in Colomb Bay, South Goa, India has some fantastic pure veg food offerings for your palate. Originally based in Agonda, it’s owners Lilam, Lalita and their sons from Nepal have now relocated to Colomb Bay, situated at the North end of Patnem beach.

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South Goa to North Goa road trip

So after 5 years of visiting South Goa, India, we finally got round to the idea of venturing into unexplored territory, we were heading to North Goa on a road trip. Continue reading

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Shri Murudeshwar temple Karnataka Day trip

Whilst staying at Gokarna town for a few days, we decided to venture out and explore Karnataka state and visit the Shri Murudeshwar temple.

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Goa to Gokarna Karnataka State

So after 2 months of taking it very easy around the beaches of South Goa, we managed to get our arses into gear and head off on an excursion into the neighbouring state to Goa, Karnataka. We planned on visiting a few sites & beaches around Gokarna town for a few days of adventure to see what’s on offer.

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2 month update from India

2 month update from India 

Greetings! Well it’s been a busy 2 months for us since we departed the UK in November 2019 bound for India. All our plans have come together and we’re both excited to begin this incredible journey that’s ahead of us. It’s going to be a special moment in our lives that we’ll have memories of which will last forever.
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updated travel plans gallivants journal

Our updated travel plans are in their final stages as we prepare for our departure. With a little over 2 weeks we’ll be flying to Mumbai from the UK and then heading down to Palolem, South Goa in Southern India to set up base.

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The countdown begins

The countdown begins to our next adventure, with a little over 3 months before we depart for India for 3 to 5 years of travel.

It’s time to start getting excited. We can’t wait to get on the road!
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Welcome to Brixham Devon – Our new home

Welcome to Brixham Devon – our new home. We’re now based down in Brixham Devon in the south- west of the UK and we have adapted and settled quickly into our new surroundings.

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The next chapter – new beginnings

The next chapter of our travel plans. Well…as I thought, the recovery from my foot operation has been over 4 months plus now, giving me plenty of time on my hands to come to the conclusion that day time TV sucks just as much as the evening! Continue reading

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Happy New Year and safe & happy travels for 2019

Just a quick thanks to our followers and first time browsers that come through our blog through 2018. We should be giving you an update soon on our upcoming travels for 2019 as the escape plan is well underway.

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Escaping the 9 to 5 routine

Escaping the 9 to 5 routine. We have all woken up with that feeling when you would rather be anywhere else in the world than starting out on the grind of a Monday morning for that commute to work. Once there you’re stuck behind a screen with the normal array of emails and spreadsheets to look forward to once your day begins. Continue reading

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Travel plans update – Gallivants Journal

Our travel plans for our upcoming adventures are our priority most days as our departure date is ever getting closer. We’ve had our house valued and we’re just awaiting my operation date for a minor foot complaint. Continue reading

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The genetic traveler within – travelling the Globe

My makeup always had the genetic traveler within and I’ve been travelling on a journey all my life. The earliest memories are of being selected from my school in 1982 for a youth exchange program to Grenada at 16. This trip also included Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and other Islands around the West Indies. Continue reading

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Out with the old, in with the new Cyprus

Returning to Larnaca in Cyprus after over a decade away was always going to bring to the surface fond memories of this divided island. Continue reading

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How to get to Railay Beach – Krabi Province Thailand

Railay beach is nestled between Ao Nang and the town of Krabi in Southern Thailand. Set on a small peninsula, It’s surrounded by limestone cliffs and cut off from the mainland. It’s only accessible from the Andaman Sea by boat. Rai Leh as it’s also known is a big attractions for rock climbers from around the globe.  Continue reading

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Angkor Wat essential travel guide

Any visit to the Unesco world heritage site of Angkor Wat in Cambodia will be a magical and mind-blowing experience. The below essential travel guide for first time visitors will ensure you have a great adventure and hit the road running and avoiding any pitfalls along the way. Continue reading

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Top tips to find cheap flights around the globe.

So after many hours of searching for cheap flights to your next destination, worryingly they’re dam expensive. Fear not, as these few tips may be able to save you a few pounds or dollars that can be spent elsewhere for that all important cold one. Continue reading

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Our favourite South Goa Beaches

This guide of our favorite South Goa Beaches will help you decide where to visit in Goa. South Goa in India has some amazing beaches for you to explore and should be at the top of any visit to India. These resorts should give you ideas for your next trip.  Continue reading

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Tegalalang rice terraces Bali Indonesia

The Tegalalang rice terraces in Bali Indonesia are located 15km outside of Ubud. The journey takes around 30 minutes by vehicle and there are numerous buses and tours you can sign up to. Continue reading

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Travel Inspiration Books

Here’s a list of travel inspiration books of destinations to visit whilst on the road. You will have plenty of spare time when travelling with endless hours spent on buses, planes & trains. there’s also hours at airport lounges and long lay-overs to kill.  Continue reading

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Bangkok essential to do list

If you’re based in or around the Khao San Road, this Bangkok essential to do list will guide you around the most popular attractions. Most attractions are conveniently based within a short 10-15 minute walk from this central traveler’s hub. Continue reading

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Sanur Bali Indonesia

Sanur is located in the south-east corner of Bali, Indonesia, based along it’s coastline. It’s long stretch of beach also has a cycle/walking path that follows along the coast for approximately 7 Kilometers. Continue reading

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Travel inspirational movies

Here’s a list of travel inspirational movies to motivate and inspire you to visit destinations around the globe. If you have already read our travel inspirational books post, then these films will give you further idea’s of  exceptional locations.   Continue reading

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Kuta Beach Bali Indonesia

Arriving into Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport, your first port of call geographically should be a visit to Kuta Beach Bali. Located 4 km’s and about a 15 minute taxi ride for 3-4 pounds, it’s resort is set along the beaches of Pantai Kuta. This beach runs through to Legian and further afield to double-six beach at Seminyak.  Continue reading

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Nusa Dua Bali Indonesia

Nusa Dua is in South-East Bali, Indonesia and takes it name from Two small islands. This area is home to some of the worlds top end 5 star hotels including the Grand Hyatt and St Regis that are based here. Exclusivity and secluded beaches are priced accordingly and run into thousands for a 2 week stay.

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Plans for a sustainable life of travel

The countdown begins for a sustainable life of travel and full-time adventurers. We have finally arrived at a decision closely resembling jumping feet first into the abyss, and have definitive plans on selling up our current property later this year.  We will then be relocating and purchasing another property on the south coast of the UK. Continue reading

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Gili Islands Indonesia

The Gili islands are located just over 5 km from Bangsal harbour, Pamenang in North-West Lombok Indonesia. They consist of 3 islands, Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan. Continue reading

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Mount Batur Kintamani Bali Indonesia

Mount Batur is based in an area called Kintamani and located in North-East Bali. The collection of small villages of Batur, Kintamani and Penelokan are based at the large basin-shaped crater rim of Batur. The area has natural beauty and should be on your agenda if in the area. The village of Toyo Bungkah is based at the lakes edge and is a traditional Balinese village. The greatest respect should be shown to the locals in this area, which means dressing and acting appropriate. Continue reading

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