Author: The Touring Tribe

Backpacks and Walking Sticks

And just like that (snap of fingers) our time in Belgium is over.  It’s been kind though, the weather has been amazing, the campsites great.  But most of all the people are lovely. There’s a lot on offer in Belgium, besides the obligatory beer, chocolate and fries.  Beautiful landscapes; the big skies and flat landscapes Read More

It’s not always a picnic

Before we left I promised that I’d write about everything.  Not just the fun stuff and beach photo’s but the challenges we face living on the road too. So here comes a download, It’s a bit late (wifi issues).  Not for sympathy, but for the sake of honesty….fun stuff to follow, promise. After recovering from Read More

Baa Baa Black Sheep

So today I learned there’s broadly 4 types of sea sickness.  An education experience brought about by a force 6 southwesterly in the Irish Sea.  The Captain said it “looks a bit breezy”. Let me lay these out for you. Type 1 ‘Silent but Volatile’: Lets call this one the ‘Evie’.  There’s no warning associated Read More

Isle of Man: Part 1

A 2h 45m perfectly calm crossing from Liverpool sees us arrive on the Isle of Man.  A self-governing British Crown Dependency (simply put, some things are a bit Manx around here), the home of the TT motorcycle race and most importantly Katryna’s birthplace. As you arrive into Douglas it’s immediately clear that this was once Read More

Early Days

Early mornings and late nights have been on the menu in the final push to get out of the house. With tenants turning up and a removal truck on the verge the pressure was really on.  But against some odds we made it. Do NOT underestimate the length of time it takes to prepare for Read More

Stress heads

I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times Tryna and I have fallen out in the past decade.   2 of those have been this week! Over the past 6 weeks preparations have taken all our effort, energy and focus.  And now school’s out, the kids are commanding a chunk of Read More

It’s time to say goodbye

Goodbye to Netflix and goodbye to Spotify. Goodbye to NowTV and goodbye to Amazon Prime. Goodbye to school runs and piano lessons. Even the PlayStation has gone into storage! There’s been a lot of goodbyeing to friends too.  Some of them heading off on their own summer adventures. We’ve been humbled by the kind words, Read More

Freezer Tapas (and other food combo’s)

Well we’re 14 days from leaving and following the theme of ‘clear the decks’; it’s time to tackle the kitchen cupboards and of course the freezer. Wow…what a selection of mouth-watering delights awaited us! We’ve been working through the shelves for a little while and you have to play the long game on this one.  Read More

Clear the decks

How much stuff have you got? Because we’ve got LOADS! It’s not like I’m bragging, it’s not valuable; it’s just stuff…imagine our house is like the back of a giant’s sofa; it’s all the detritus that falls down the back.  It seems that almost everyday involves a trip to the local recycling centre and / Read More

Testing Times

Before embarking on ‘The Big Trip’ we’ve got to properly equip ourselves.  Fortunately we’ve been camping in various guises for some time and have accumulated a stunning array of paraphernalia that would rival a Go Outdoors stock room. However that’s not to say it’s all useful, required or even in working condition.  That means testing Read More

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