“Not all who wander are lost” 

J.R.R. Tolkien

Exploring new cultures had become a way of life for us long before we embarked on this journey to sustainability in France. Try as we might to remain in one place our itchy feet reveal themselves before too long. Therefore, parts of this blog are dedicated to travel, exploration, adventure and cultural immersion in all its forms.

I am overjoyed when I read something insightful about other cultures and, moreover, when I discover a fact or tip that deepens my understanding of foreign customs and other modes of being. Through sharing some of our own experiences I hope to provide a deeper knowledge of sustainable travel and insights of our own which we have gathered along the winding road.

Soul Searching Amongst The Stars

So far 2020 has been a real eye opener, hasn’t it? With our usual jaunt in the Pyrenees working for Collett’s Mountain Holidays cancelled due to the COVID19 crisis, we took the opportunity (as soon as lockdown would let us), to set off on some new paths high up in the French Pyrenees.

Cycle-Touring In Portugal

Now that a couple of months have elapsed, I wanted to share some of the stories and learnings from a month solo-cycling along the west coast of Portugal.

Majestic Mongolia

Mongolia. A land of mystery, ferocity and intrigue. A land where the people maintain a strength as large as their legendary leader Chingis Khan. A land of horses, camels eagles. A land where the traveller can barely scratch the surface of the culture without becoming fascinated…


WWOOFing in Japan was one of the best things I have ever had the pleasure to encounter.

Trans-Siberian & Trans-Mongolian Railways

Although our round trip to South Korea and Japan was a little while ago, I’ve rounded up some of our best (and worst) memories of the trip and put them down in writing. Since returning to Europe, many friends, friends of friends and even complete strangers have asked us for help or advice in planning…

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