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Backpacking. Roadtripping. Housesitting.

A world travel blog for anybody with a curious interest in ditching the routine and exploring our planet

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We’re Ian & Nicky – an English couple who are backpacking, road tripping and house sitting across the planet. And this world travel blog is a permanent record of what we see, think and do. We hope it also provides information, entertainment and inspiration for other “mature” travellers, too. So, if you’ve got a few minutes to spare, why not pour yourself a glass of something suitably chilled and take a look around!

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Select a country to view all our blog posts, together with additional information to help you plan your trip. And, in our Handy Travel Guides, we feature a more in-depth look into each of that country’s regions

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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO GUANAJUATO: MEXICO'S BEST KEPT SECRET

23 February 2024 – Mexico

With so many things to do in Guanajuato you might stay longer than expected. So here’s our essential guide on how to get the most from your visit…

The Essential Guide To Guanajuato
A WALKING TOUR OF GUANAJUATO - AND ITS HISTORIC CENTRE

A WALKING TOUR OF GUANAJUATO AND ITS HISTORIC CENTRE

13 February 2024 – Mexico

Take our self-guided walking tour of Guanajuato and find out what makes this beautifully rustic and historic Mexican city tick…

THE BEST PLACES TO EAT IN GUANAJUATO ON A BUDGET

25 January 2024 – Mexico

Guanajuato’s food scene isn’t as lauded as its more illustrious neighbour, San Miguel de Allende – but we reckon it has an authenticity that’s hard to beat…

The Best Places To Eat In Guanajuato Mexico
Hiking Cerro de la Sirena - Guanajuato

HIKING CERRO DE LA SIRENA: GUANAJUATO'S PRE-BREAKFAST SECRET

11 January 2024 – Mexico

We reckon a pre-breakfast hike up Cerro de la Sirena is the best way to start a day in Guanajuato – and here’s how to tackle it…

HOW TO FIND THE BEST FOOD IN RIO DE JANEIRO

13 December 2023 – Brazil

There’s such a variety of delicious food in Rio de Janeiro that knowing where to start can be daunting – here are some of our favourites for you to choose from…

HOW TO FIND THE BEST FOODS IN RIO DE JANEIRO
A Handy Puebla Walking Tour And Travel Guide

A HANDY PUEBLA WALKING TOUR AND TRAVEL GUIDE

23 November 2023 – Mexico

Puebla is home to exquisitely tiled colonial buildings, a thriving arts culture and an unrivalled food scene – explore it with us on our historic centre walking tour…

PLAN YOUR OWN SELF-GUIDED WALKS WITH OUR GPSMYCITY APP

12 November 2023 – Travel Resources

Download the GPSmyCity app and let us guide you through our favourite cities on the planet – and grab a one-year premium subscription for free…

PLAN YOUR OWN SELF-GUIDED WALKS WITH OUR GPSMYCITY APP
ITACARE - A BAHIAN PARADISE WITH ADDITIONAL CHOCOLATE.

ITACARÉ: A BAHIAN PARADISE WITH ADDED CHOCOLATE

31 October 2023 – Brazil

Itacare and the Cocoa Coast are a sun, sand, coconut and chocolate-infused paradise that could be Brazil’s next big thing – go now if you can…

The Essential Guide To Guanajuato

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO GUANAJUATO: MEXICO'S BEST KEPT SECRET

23 February 2024 – Mexico

With so many things to do in Guanajuato you might stay longer than expected. So here’s our essential guide on how to get the most from your visit…

A WALKING TOUR OF GUANAJUATO - AND ITS HISTORIC CENTRE

A WALKING TOUR OF GUANAJUATO AND ITS HISTORIC CENTRE

13 February 2024 – Mexico

Take our self-guided walking tour of Guanajuato and find out what makes this beautifully rustic and historic Mexican city tick…

The Best Places To Eat In Guanajuato Mexico

THE BEST PLACES TO EAT IN GUANAJUATO ON A BUDGET

25 January 2024 – Mexico

Guanajuato’s food scene isn’t as lauded as its more illustrious neighbour, San Miguel de Allende – but we reckon it has an authenticity that’s hard to beat…

Hiking Cerro de la Sirena - Guanajuato

HIKING CERRO DE LA SIRENA: GUANAJUATO'S PRE-BREAKFAST SECRET

11 January 2024 – Mexico

We reckon a pre-breakfast hike up Cerro de la Sirena is the best way to start a day in Guanajuato – and here’s how to tackle it…

HOW TO FIND THE BEST FOODS IN RIO DE JANEIRO

HOW TO FIND THE BEST FOOD IN RIO DE JANEIRO

13 December 2023 – Brazil

There’s such a variety of delicious food in Rio de Janeiro that knowing where to start can be daunting – here are some of our favourites for you to choose from…

A Handy Puebla Walking Tour And Travel Guide

A HANDY PUEBLA WALKING TOUR AND TRAVEL GUIDE

23 November 2023 – Mexico

Puebla is home to exquisitely tiled colonial buildings, a thriving arts culture and an unrivalled food scene – explore it with us on our historic centre walking tour…

PLAN YOUR OWN SELF-GUIDED WALKS WITH OUR GPSMYCITY APP

PLAN YOUR OWN SELF-GUIDED WALKS WITH OUR GPSMYCITY APP

12 November 2023 – Travel Resources

Download the GPSmyCity app and let us guide you through our favourite cities on the planet – and grab a one-year premium subscription for free…

ITACARE - A BAHIAN PARADISE WITH ADDITIONAL CHOCOLATE.

ITACARÉ: A BAHIAN PARADISE WITH ADDED CHOCOLATE

31 October 2023 – Brazil

Itacare and the Cocoa Coast are a sun, sand, coconut and chocolate-infused paradise that could be Brazil’s next big thing – go now if you can…

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INTERESTED IN HOUSE SITTING?

We like to combine our backpacking and road trips with the creature comforts that come with house and pet sitting. It’s our way of slowing down and living in a destination while we plan our next adventure. And the good news is that it can be done all over the world.

Intrigued?

Housesitting image - Bertie, Tarn, France.

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Tintagel - King Arthurs Statue

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