Hello and a huge WELCOME to our travel blog!
We are so excited to be on this journey together with you all.
We are Owen & Lucy West, we are a married couple from Derbyshire, UK and have been in love for 11 years.
We are in our thirties and just when we were thinking about settling down and properly adulting we had an inspired moment and thought… screw it… let’s go travel!
Travel has always been a huge part of our lives and we have always loved taking extended trips to far flung places but packing our home up and saying goodbye to our house, fur babies, friends and family to travel for a year was taking it to another level!
We are excited to have a space where we can share our travel pics, memories and top tips and look back on in many years to come.
Our hope is to inspire others to travel, we love to meet new people so if you have questions about any of our travels drop us an email or DM on instagram and we will be happy to help you.
Thank you again for being here and we hope to meet lots of you along the way!
Lucy & Owen.
Our Recent Travel Blog Posts
Reading other travel blogs and hours of Lonely Planet Guides is what has helped us massively and our hope is that from reading our own blog we have saved you some time in having to do all this yourselves.
If you have any questions about any of our blog posts or if there’s something you want to learn about, send us a message. We are here to help!
As this is probably one of the things, we get asked about the most, we have brainstormed all our little thrifty tips into this nifty blog post! The biggest thing that will help you budget to travel is your lifestyle choices. So, unless you are on a six-figure salary...
Going to a new country can be daunting, we get it! There’s actually a lot to think about and because we are very experienced travellers, we usually wing it as we go. But for anyone who likes to be a bit more prepared here are our top traveller tips for Thailand: 1....
Of all the things we’ve done that have peaked people’s interest this year; TrustedHousesitters has to be number 1. It’s the sole reason we have been able to stay in great places and experience local life without paying for short term rents or Airbnb’s. What is...
Our top 5 tips for budget world travel
The biggest thing that will help you budget to travel is your lifestyle choices. So, unless you are on a six-figure salary the honest truth is you aren’t going to be able to have a new wardrobe every season, party each weekend, go to the spa every month AND be able to go on long amazing trips.
Essential top tips for Thailand travel
But for anyone who likes to be a bit more prepared here are our top traveller tips for Thailand:
1. Most places deal in cash only so make sure you have plenty! ATMs are readily available in big cities & tourist areas. If you have large notes to break go and grab a snack in 7/11 to get change. Taxis and market stalls aren’t going to be very happy with you showing up with 1000 TB notes.