The Winding Road To Adoption. The Next Steps.

Remember back in June (wow where has that 6 months gone?) when we broadcasted to the world via the power of the internet that we were starting on the road to adoption? A number of people since then have asked us questions about the process and how’s it going. Well, we have an update! Since mid-April, we have had every aspect of our life put…

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The Start of Our Road To Adoption

We recently let the world know that we are in the process of adopting a child. Crazy, scary yet totally exciting times. We asked the Twitterverse if they would like to join us on our adoption journey and astoundingly 89% of people who voted in our poll said they would. Now, we promise not to become baby bores and our blog will, of course, continue…

Christmas 2017: We Ate, We Drank, We Were Merry

Mr ESLT and I have been together 11 years and during that time he has had the whole of 2 Christmas Days off but that was ok because I didn’t particularly ‘like’ Christmas anyway having lost my mum over a decade ago, my dad not being in the picture and not having any siblings. Christmas for me was never like the sugar-coated advertisements you see…

6 Blogging New Year Resolutions For 2018

We’ve have never really had big ambitions for the old blog, we just travel, take photos and write about it. It started 3 and a little bit years ago and we are proud to say it has grown a lot over that time. It was never our intention to earn money from it, work with mahoosive brands on it or be invited on press trips…

Top 10 Travel Experiences of 2017

2017 has been a whirlwind year, it only feels like yesterday we were planning our adventures for the year ahead. Now here we are a year on and all our adventures taken. 2017 hasn’t been the easiest year on a personal basis, however it has been a jolly good one when it comes to travel as we have taken at least one trip every month…

Having A "Night Off" & Planning Our Next Adventure

If you read our Winter Weekend Getaway post, you’ll know that life has been pretty crazy in the ESLT household and with four trips in the next four weeks coming up, there is no sign of it easing up. We are certainly not, in any way, complaining! We love doing what we do and the fact that we are able to travel as far and…

Winter Weekend Getaway – An Annual Travel Tradition

Sometimes life just gets too much, I’m sure we’ve all felt it at one time or another? For me, it always seems to happen at this time of the year; maybe it’s the change in the weather or the clocks going back? Whatever it is, when November/December strikes I feel like I just want to curl up in a ball and not do anything until…

How Organised Are You When It Comes To Travel? Is It Written In The Stars?

Working full-time, travelling as often as I can, writing a blog, running a house and trying to be an adult to the best of my ability, may sound overwhelming, but for me, the busier I am the more I thrive. I think the main reason for this is because I like to be über organised, which if I’m honest comes naturally. I can be quite…

Top 13 Travel Moments of 2016

I did try to whittle down our number of Top Travel Moments to 10, but it was just impossible to do. Therefore, we have listed our top 13, unlucky for some but not for us. It’s been a busy old year with 11 countries visited (5 new ones) and around 24,000 air miles travelled and too many road miles to calculate. So here it is, our…

This World is but a Canvas to our Imagination

The internet is a big old place where you can find almost anything, from the theory of relativity to little travel blogs like mine. I’ll be honest, I spend a lot of time on the internet, Googling and Binging away – sometimes important stuff, sometimes YouTube videos of cats doing crazy (yet cute) things, but most of time it’s just mundane stuff. But then there’s…

That Time Our Organs Almost Got Harvested….Maybe!

*The following happened in Bratislava, Slovakia. However, I believe it could have happened anywhere. I do not want to tarnish this great city in any way.* One night something very odd happened. I would like your opinion on it – am I overreacting or was I right to be concerned ……….

European Countries: 51 x 51 Challenge

A friend recently asked ‘are you trying to visit every country in Europe?’ Up until that point, I had never really thought about it. Are we without even realising it? I will be honest I’d rather visit a new country than a different city in a country we’ve already visited. I sat and thought about it for a while and realised I didn’t even know…

European Countries: 51 x 51 Challenge

A friend recently asked ‘are you trying to visit every country in Europe?’ Up until that point, I had never really thought about it. Are we without even realising it? I will be honest I’d rather visit a new country than a different city in a country we’ve already visited. I sat and thought about it for a while and realised I didn’t even know…

5 Great Sites To Help You Travel Easier

Isn’t technology great? You can plan and book an around the world trip from your smart phone wherever you are – you literally have the world in the palm of  your hand! People have asked me on numerous occasions how I find great deals on flights and accommodation so I thought why not write this article and include the main sites that I use together…

Why I’ve Never Bought My Husband A Birthday Present!

Mr ESLT have been together now for nine birthdays, nine Christmases, nine anniversaries of the date we first met, nine Valentine’s days, one engagement, one wedding and four wedding anniversaries and I will honestly, openly and proudly state I have never bought him a present (and vice versa). That’s not because we don’t love each other, but then again who says you have to equate…

Why I Love Travelling as a Couple

Vicky: I genuinely feel that I am a strong independent woman and I do channel my inner Beyoncé on a daily basis. However, when it comes to travelling I personally love travelling with the awesome Mr ESLT (or friends). I understand that solo travel expands your horizons and helps  you find yourself, or so I have read so many times. In reality that’s great if…

My Trouble With Travelling TODAY!

I love nothing more than travelling and as a part time traveller I can usually plan my trips around major events and occasions (and to be honest I hate missing out on fun stuff). With my holiday days being quite flexible I am able to take days off to attend mid week celebrations, spend long weekends with my friends and generally get a day off…

What I Love & Hate About Being A Part-Time Traveller!

For everything I love about travelling there must be 10 things I hate! I love the planning phase – reading guidebooks, surfing the internet, putting together itineraries and of course the best part, booking flights and accommodation. What I hate is deciding what to take and actually packing it. I end up dragging the contents of my wardrobe out and looking at it for a…