Travel blog

Welcome to our travel blog. We wanted to put together a place where all our friends and family can follow us as we jet around the world. So that’s what quarterlifetravels.co.uk is. We don’t know much about what form it will take or how frequently we’ll blog or upload pictures, but hopefully we’ll find a good balance along the way.

Recent blogs

Reflections on six months of change
As I prepare myself for my first day back at work, I find myself reflecting on the last six months
Read more.
The highs and lows of Sri Lanka
Seeing as Sri Lanka is the one of the world’s most talked-about tourist destinations at the moment—Lonely Planet recently named
Read more.
Vietnam: Cat Ba, Ninh Binh, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh city
After the hustle and bustle of Hanoi and a couple of days in the mountains and valleys around Sapa, we
Read more.
Northern Vietnam: a taste of Sa Pa
After we had our fill of chaotic Hanoi, we bought a bus ticket and made our way 195 miles north-west
Read more.
The intoxicating chaos of Hanoi
At the end of November we left our relaxing stay in Thailand, made a short stop back in Kuala Lumpur,
Read more.
Thailand: the unexpected vacation during our travels
When Alastair and I started devising our three month trip around (some of) the world we had a lot of
Read more.
One week in Malaysia: Melaka and Kuala Lumpur
After a great few days exploring the clean, green streets of Singapore, we re-packed our bags for the umpteenth time
Read more.
Stop blaming plastics, start blaming ourselves
For a while, the pollution of our seas has been creeping onto my radar, especially with shows like Blue Planet
Read more.
Singapore: a future-focused garden city to admire
After our adventures in New Zealand, our next stop was Singapore. And before anyone asks: Yes, we did skip Australia
Read more.
Two weeks on NZ’s south island
It’s hard to know where to begin with our experience of New Zealand’s south island as our two weeks there
Read more.
Enjoyment and happiness: so much more than just visiting insta-worthy places
We’ve reached the halfway point of our trip and as usual for this sort of thing, time feels like it’s
Read more.
New Zealand: one week on North Island
I’ve wanted to explore New Zealand for as long as I can remember. I’ve been envious of friends’ pictures and
Read more.
Samoa: beautiful, but unconnected
After Hawaii, we headed to another Polynesian island: Samoa. It’s never been on our list of must-visits—more out of ignorance
Read more.
Exploring Kauai: from secluded beaches to huge canyons and jaw-dropping cliffs
In one word, Kauai was fabulous. It’s a much more remote island than Maui, with less available at your fingertips,
Read more.
Exploring Maui
From day one, we knew we really liked Maui. As I mentioned in my first blog on the island, the
Read more.
Maui: first impressions
Wow—time has well and truly flown since we started our trip. But it’s flown in the best possible way. I’m
Read more.
Change
While I sit on a plane as we embark on an adventure around the world, it’s occurred to me that
Read more.
Feel free to share our blog