About Phil and Garth
Hello! We’re Phil and Garth and we have a passion for travel, photography and exploring new places. We love new experiences when travelling and learning things about other cultures with a bit of luxe and a beach thrown in now and again.
Right now like most people 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!
Our Travelling Styles
From budget to luxe we enjoy a real mix of travelling styles from small group touring holidays to travelling independently as a couple. We love big adventures to exotic new places which is when we book authentic small group tours. It’s great when local guides take care of the A to B logistics and share their stories with us. When we travel as a couple we plan our own budget weekend city breaks and create itineraries that we research and plan months in advance. We also love the odd luxe beach holiday!
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. 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 guided and escorted tours are great fun and take all the stress out of planning a big trip. Local guides are incredibly knowledgeable and it’s great when they can help with recommendations and language barriers. Smaller group touring companies are more eco-friendly and will take you off the beaten path and sometimes take you out of your comfort zone to try things we probably wouldn’t have tried 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!