Day One We arrive to warmer weather than we anticipated (32degC) and I immediately create havoc outside the airport in Marrakech, refusing to pay 200 Dirhams (20 Euros) for the three mile taxi ride into town. This is eventually reduced to 100 but it's too late, I've spied the bus. The driver appears and starts the engine. Just us and one other passenger. He assures us he's … [Read more...] about Holidaying in a pandemic: A short adventure in Morocco
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
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
Tom and I want different things. At least, that’s how our stories currently play out. And it’s fine; relationships are built on compromise and negotiation. Tom loves his job, and he also appreciates the security and stability it brings to our current lives, and to the future. This is all the more important to him now we have a son. I am hugely grateful for this, but I … [Read more...] about Wanderlust: Should you leave your job to travel?