We’re Phil and Garth and we have a passion for travel, photography and love small group cultural adventure tours. We enjoy new experiences when travelling and learning about other countries and cultures. As well as escorted tours, we travel independently as a couple. We create our own itineraries that we research and plan months in advance. We also love the odd luxe beach holiday now and again!
Right now we travel when we can, as we’ve both got jobs in telly, however we maximise our annual leave allowance with well planned breaks. We’re not yet digital nomads, but we aspire to be!
We love small group tours and local guides
Okay, so we’re not talking about those big coach tours of 50+ people that drop you off at crowded tourist hot spots, instead we love authentic small group tours for cultural adventures to exotic new places. We’ve tried all sorts of tours from booking independent self-guided to organised escorted tours or just booking a local guide for the day. We’ve learnt that well organised tours are great fun and take out all the stress of the A to B logistics of a big trip.
Small group tours sometimes take you out of your comfort zone to try things we probably wouldn’t have attempted by ourselves. Some of our best travel experiences have been on a tour, so don’t be put off they are not what they used to be, we’ll show you our experiences.
Destination Guides and 60 Second Videos
We write comprehensive travel guides from notes that we make during our travels. Every blog post ends with our Top 5 Tips – so lots of practical tips and advice you can use. We also share a little history from what we’ve learnt, plus what we’ve enjoyed, usually the food! – we’ll tell you where to seek out authentic dishes or drinks to try.
If you’re short on time, why not watch our quick 60 second videos? Designed to give you a little taster of a destination, they are packed with fast facts and useful travel tips.
31 Countries and Counting
Garth has Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition. His biggest fear is that he won’t be able to manage long haul flights anymore, so that’s another big reason we’re travelling as much as we can right now. We want to see 50 countries by the time we’re 50 🙂
If you’re worried about some part of your next trip being a little to flash, a little too expensive, do what we do. Ask yourself this question: “Am I fabulous?” The answer is ALWAYS yes – so book it! NOW!
Get social with us
We’re also on Instagram if you need a regular dose of inspiration. Plus you can follow us on YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter or Facebook for more wanderlust. And if you want to be the first to hear about updates to the blog, see our pictures and videos why not join our mailing list? use the form at the bottom of the page.
We love photography and taking creative high quality shots of our adventures. Well, Garth is the photographer really, Phil is just the guy that carries the kit! He once carried a tripod for 3 hours along The Great Wall of China, and we didn’t even use it. It’s probably racked up more airmiles than the two of us!
We hope they inspire you to get out there and see the world, as we say to each other life is short and we have to make the most of it!
We’ve been nominated twice in the run up to The British Travel Awards Best Blogger Award sponsored by Teletext Holidays. First in 2019 for LGBT Travel Bloggers and again in 2020 for Best Cultural Bloggers of 2020.