In a previous post, I explained my wanderlust dilemma. I love to travel, but my circumstances mean I cannot do this as much as I would like. I am a home educator and as such I am 'economically unviable'. My partner has a job he loves at our local hospital and his income pays for our way of life. I am thoroughly attracted to the idea of worldschooling and I believe it … [Read more...] about Worldschool from home: Why and how?
Getting the short-haul fix City breaks and fortnights in the sun are mainstays of our culture and treated more as a right than a privilege or a luxury. This is made all the more possible by cheap flights on budget, no frills airlines to common destinations. It now costs less to fly from the UK to many parts of Europe than it does to get a train across England, and in some … [Read more...] about Slow travel vs fast tourism: Fly less and see more
After close to a month’s worth of travel, stays in the capital, in the hills of the interior and on the coast, we know this beautiful, green gem of an Atlantic island pretty well. There’s a very good reason why anyone you know who has been to Madeira will say they have been numerous times, or that they are planning to go back. For such a small island it packs in a lot. And, as … [Read more...] about Best of Madeira
On our recent trip to the Isle of Anglesey, or Ynys Môn in Welsh, we were amazed by the number of well preserved ancient historical sites, some dating back thousands of years. The sites are managed by Cadw, the Welsh government’s heritage service, and most are free to visit, and only a short walk from main roads. Three of them are close to the village of Moelfre on the … [Read more...] about Amazing free things to do on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales
My house is not my home. It is a storage unit. An energy sink. A time usurper. An obstruction. It provides a debilitating level of comfort and security. It encourages the indulgent and unhealthy practices that are so engrained in our culture. It separates me from nature and from other people. It keeps me in one tiny, infinitesimal part of the planet and prevents … [Read more...] about Belonging: Finding home on the road