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Embracing change

Hugging trees
Embracing change

Change. Transform. Refresh. Re-focus. 

I’ve said goodbye to my web content writing offering.  It’s time to move on, change, and re-focus.

To embrace the unfolding adventures of the next stage of my life, to enjoy being a Granny, to have more adventures in Dolly the Caddy Camper, to move more and sit less.

My 5 top freelance achievements:

  1. Working on some amazing projects with www.bluesail.com.  And being part of a team that helped tourism officers in London to focus on their tourism offerings, that wrote useful ‘How To’ guides for tourism & marketing officers, and that created, launched, wrote, and edited the North East Tourism Toolkit website for North East tourism businesses.
  2. Connecting and working with wonderful colleagues and clients. Amanda Shepherd and her team at Blue Sail, all of my ex-colleagues at VisitBrighton, the team at nVisage, Adam and Laurie at Press Choice, Govind at Freedom Holidays, Dan at Davanco Leisure, and many more.
  3. Working alongside wonderful content writers – Christina at Brittle Star, Lauren Smith at The Original Wordsmith, Jamie Scott at Just Add Words, and freelance writer Dan Tester.
  4. Being advised by Dawn at Migrate Media and Adam at Giganaut who have guided and developed my online presence from day one with a website that has consistently  ranked Page 1 for search term web content writer
  5. Being flexible with where I worked.  In 14 years I moved from Sussex to Staffordshire and back down to Sussex.  My desk space has varied from.. being in a cupboard, overlooking a snowy courtyard, round the corner from an 11th century ruined castle, close to a warming open-fire, in libraries,  in a little village in Oxfordshire, and in a basement in Hove.

My 3 freelance side-lines:

  1. I trained to become a NIA Blue Belt Teacher and taught 2 NIA classes a week.  Oh what wonderful people I met and danced with.
  2. I combined freelance with part-time work.  Working at a beautiful dance space, Deda, in Derby. Working at Structural Engineers Hemsley Orrell Partnership in Hove,  And working at the NHS in Lancing and Sussex.
  3. I project managed the launch of an online family tree, and helping my now deceased cousin, James Gibbs, to sell and find homes for his beautiful fish paintings.

My top 2 freelance lessons:

  1. Learning to develop a ‘never give up’ attitude.  I kept going with projects at the most difficult of times.  To make ends meet and alongside my web content writing,  I’ve done cold-calling, database research, deadline-driven transcription work, and on-street surveys.  And I’ve learnt how to do my own online tax returns.
  2. Learning that freelance working is both free-ing and tie-ing.  Free-ing in that I can work when and where I want, tie-ing in that if I don’t do the work I don’t get paid. My time and energy has ultimately been tied to projects.

Change:

  • encourages us to go out of our comfort zones
  • teaches us to be flexible
  • reveals our strengths
  • encourages us to be more compassionate
  • breaks up routines
  • offers opportunities
  • encourages us to re-invent ourselves and reminds us of our passions

My new beginnings:

I’m letting go of the web content writing, and I’m inviting in time for:

  • being a Granny
  • adventuring in Dolly the Caddy Camper
  • being creative
  • finding new ways of ‘moving’
  • spending time with family
  • hugging more trees
  • helping our precious green spaces

Thank you to everyone who has been part of my freelance journey since 2006, what an amazing journey it’s been.

Change made it happen.

Sarah x

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Word of the Week – coddiwomple

Coddiwomple

Coddiwomple…do you?

Coddiwomple is an English slang word but what a lovely word it is. I think so anyway.  It’s meaning? To travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.

Of course I do sometimes like to plan my travel and destinations.  However, the joy of waking up some mornings, seeing a brilliant blue sky, feeling the warm sunshine, having a free day, and knowing that Dolly the caddy camper is waiting just outside, means I can simply jump onboard and coddiwomple off to  travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.

It’s spontaneous, freeing, exciting, and adventurous.  And isn’t that what campervan travel is all about?

Anyone can coddiwomple

Actually, you don’t really need to own a campervan to coddiwomple.  You can do it anywhere.  Set off walking around your local streets simply to just….explore.  I never knew that there’s an amazing inter-connecting set of alleyways between most of the roads where I live that cut across main roads and get to some places in a different way. Until one day I followed one and got to the local post office in double quick time.  I now coddiwomple along these alleyways frequently, often not really knowing where they will take me.

Coddiwompling is a great way to explore any destination, local or afar.  And it’s often the best way of coming across that lovely little bar, cosy family-run restaurant, or amazing view.

Nothing wrong in making a beeline for that beauty spot or tourist attraction that everyone has been telling you about.  But sometimes our expectations can be dashed when we discover that, actually, our jaws didn’t drop after all.

Codiwompling with Dolly

Dolly the Caddy Camper

I’m looking forward to doing more coddiwompling with Dolly this year.  Like a lot of people, I’m a bit hard-tuned to setting a destination, working out the route, and calculating how long it will take me to get there.

Well this year…no.  I’m going to practice setting off with a vague idea of whether I want to head north, east or west.  Can’t go south as the sea is there.  I shall drive along for a bit, turn left or right or head straight on, find another interesting road, and then coddiwomple along there for a bit.

Who knows what I’ll find and where I’ll end up, but that’s coddiwompling for you.

Take a coddiwomple sometimes and embrace the unexpected.

Sarah and Dolly

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Bridge Villa campsite is one of my favourites, here’s why

Bridge Villa campsite is one of my favourites - here's why
Dolly at Bridge Villa campsite

Bridge Villa campsite is leafy and spacious

I’ve stayed at Bridge Villa campsite during most months of the year.  In the quieter months, there are lots of pitches available, particularly under the trees, and I often head for these.

The site is shaped a bit like a horse-shoe, with lots of lovely leafy pitches up at the top end away from the entrance, but still lots of trees to park-up under at the entrance end (nearer to the facilities).

Even in the height of summer, when the site is full with the buzz of families and I hear the early-evening hum of chatter and outdoor cooking, the site doesn’t feel over-crowded.

Riverside walks, riverside pubs, and great restaurants are 5 mins walk away

Bridge Villa campsite is located in a picturesque spot beside the River Thames and close to the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Close by there are unspoilt river-meadows, a part-medieval bridge into Wallingford town, and glorious riverside Thames Path walking ways.

Just over the river is The Boat House pub with a riverside terrace. I’ve enjoyed many an early evening drink here gazing up at the tall riverside trees and watching the boats glide by.  So many other pubs in Wallingford to choose from – The Coachmakers Arms (also near the river), the Old Post Office, and The Coach and Horses.

So many brill places to eat in Wallingford too.  I haven’t tried them all (yet).  My favourites are The Wallingford Tandoori (just over the bridge),  Delhi Brasserie, and Pizza Express (Pizza Express has been running a prize promotion for a few months and I’ve sipped quite a few free drinks here this summer.

Always a friendly welcome

The team at Bridge Villa are always accommodating and helpful.  I can ring last minute and there always seems to be a small space for me and Dolly.  I was late arriving one evening and they telephoned to check that I would be arriving ok and to assure me of my space.

Bridge Villa facilities are top class

I’ve left this one til last as it’s the most important for me.  Clean, warm, well-maintained, and well cared for toilet and shower blocks at campsites mean the world to me.  And Bridge Villa goes right to the top of the class for this.  And guess what?  There’s underfloor heating throughout!

Even in the height of summer when the campsite was full, the Ladies shower and toilet block was clean and fresh.  And the showers…well…what can I say.  Powerful hot water that gushes out for as long as is needed.  And handy mops to wipe shower floors after use that everyone seems to use.

And two clean and tidy wash cubicles with their own lights.

Perfect.

Bridge villa campsite – one of the best

So there you have it.  A quick review of one of my favourite UK campsites.  Just a few other need to knows about the site:

  • Internet – yes
  • Shop – yes
  • Disabled facilities – yes
  • Washing-up room – yes
  • Washing machines – yes
  • Drinking water points and refuse collection points throughout the site – yes

Thank you Bridge Villa,

Sarah and Dolly

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Scarborough campsites – my top 3

Scarborough coastline
Scarborough coastline

Scarborough campsites – campsite 1

Scarborough campsites – my top 3. They are the Scarborough Camping and Caravanning Club site, the Camping & Caravanning club site at Filey, and the Row Brow Farm campsite.

Dolly and I stayed for 3 nights at the Scarborough Camping and Caravanning Club site.  Set high up just above the town, it’s a great location for walking to the sea and the town, and close to lovely coastal walking routes.

So far, as a novice campervan traveller, I haven’t joined either the Camping and Caravanning Club or the Caravan and  Motorhome Club.  I gather that both Clubs offer great benefits and experiences for their members, as well as well-run campsites – particularly for families.

I’m an independent traveller and I’m keen to experience all types of campsites at this early stage of my Dolly adventures.  And that includes Club sites and non-Club sites. So, for the time being, I’m prepared to pay non-membership rates at the Club sites (which can be quite high).

Scarborough C&C club camp site

The Scarborough CCC site is huge!  On arrival, I booked in at reception, and was shown to an empty field….yay!…. by a man on a scooter.  Yes, the site is so big that it takes a ‘man on a scooter’ to show newcomers where to pitch.  I was joined by one other camper later on, and for the 3 days I was there, it was just the 2 of us. Nice.

There is everything campers need on this campsite.  There are at least 4 shower/toilet blocks, all kept very clean and functioning well, and there’s a well-stocked shop at the reception building.  And, a short 5 minute walk away, a family-friendly pub offering great value pub meals.  And free wifi.

Was it my kind of ‘Scarborough and campervan’ campsite?  It was great for bedding down in Dolly each night. I was out and about most days anyway – staff were friendly and helpful, and the facilities were excellent.  More than that?  Perhaps not.

Filey campsite – campsite 2

Next campsite was the Centenary Way Camping and Caravanning site at Filey, just south along the coast from Scarborough.

Another biggish site, very well kept, and a charming reception hut just next to the owners’ house.  There’s a lovely footpath from the site that takes walkers down into Filey a short distance away, great for dog walking too (I gathered).

Morning wake up view
My view from the Centenary Way campsite at Filey

I had a pitch just next to the entrance, with this beautiful countryside view.  The pitches were quite close to eachother, with not much ‘tree’ protection (at least not where I was), and I did feel a bit exposed to neighbouring caravanners.  However, once cosied up in Dolly, I could easily shut out the world.

The toilet/shower block was fairly small, and there was a continual queue for the shower (in the evening).  Clean though and lovely hot water.

I used the washing machine too, but had to ask reception for change.

Again, a great site for families staying for longer visits enjoying the pretty Filey beaches, and good for an overnight stop too. 

Scarborough campsites top 3 – campsite 3

My final Scarborough camping experience with Dolly the Caddy Camper was at the Row Brow Farm campsite (home of Dotty the Donkey), a short distance from Scarborough town centre. I had read both good and not so good reviews of the site, so no sure what to expect.

I was greeted by a rough and ready looking man (who I later discovered is the owner of the campsite) who put me on the right track on the road to the campsite a way up the hill.

On the phone earlier, I had been told to drive into the campsite and find a spot in the campsite field on the left.  As I found the campsite, I did as I was told, and drove into the field.  A small, slightly overgrown field, next to a pond, with electrical points dotted around.

How did I know it was the right field?

There were two other campers there – a young couple with a small tent, and a VW campervan.  Dolly felt at home straightaway.

On further investigation, I found the Ladies – one single toilet and a washbasin.  And I assume it was the same for the Gents.  I was told that the showers were further up the hill – I didn’t investigate.

Row Brow Farm campsite
Row Brow Farm campsite

This was quiet, peaceful, basic (yet functional and clean), and had a lovely, rural, farmyard feel.

Quacking ducks woke me, and I was lulled to sleep by Kylie Minogue.  She was performing at a concert at Scarborough’s open-air theatre close-by. Lucky me!

No wifi at this one though, and no sign of Dotty the Donkey.

I met the owner again (and his wife) just as I was about to leave.  They were very relaxed about the pitch fee, and, best of all, it was only £12.

Scarborough and campervans – 3 very different campsites

So there you have it. Scarborough campsites – my top 3.  I would recommend all 3 for very different reasons, as mentioned above.

There are certain things though that I know I’ll be looking out for in the future. Campsites with views, campsites with trees, and campsites ‘off the beaten track’.

So much to see and so much to learn!

Love Sarah and Dolly

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The Campervan Bible

The Campervan Bible
The Campervan Bible

I always keep this book in Dolly the Caddy Camper. why? Because it’s THE definitive glovebox bible for anyone who owns, hires, or yearns for a campervan.  It’s Martin Dorey’s The Camper Van Bible: Live, Eat, Sleep (Repeat)

All campervan lovers need this book

Get your hands on this book and you’ll be hooked on campervan living for ever.

I bought The Campervan Bible years before Dolly came into my life.  Just buying the book made me realise I would one day be a campervan owner.

It’s an amazing book and includes absolutely everything about campervan living and campervan adventures.

Martin Dorey is an acknowledged campervan expert, a writer, a surfer and a serial campervan owner.   He has also written The Camper Van Cookbook (2010), and The Camper Van Coast (2012).

The campervan bible – fun, colourful, easy to read, useful, helpful

Read The Camper Van Bible: Live, Eat, Sleep (Repeat) and you’ll be inspired by the wonderful photos and colour-coded sections.

There’s snippets from real-life campervan owners on ‘what does a camper mean to you’. And also useful info on the nitty-gritty of driving and maintaining the campervan, and a great glossary at the back of the book.

Martin Dorey even gives his very own tips on the best-sited campervan campsites on the sunny south coast of the UK.

It’s an easy book to dip in and out of.  Open it up at random and you’ll always find something new to read. How about ‘making your own shower curtain sunshade’?  Or ‘Emptying your Tanks’?  Or making a Kampervan Korma?

Incredible content

Take just one look at the Contents pages will tell you ALL you need to know about what’s included in the book. Lots of chapters divided up into easy sections within: Living, Eating, Sleeping and (Repeating) in a campervan.

Buy this perfect travelling companion for all your travels and campervan adventures.  It’s full of incredible photography, essential info, and content that’s presented in a lively and informal style with plenty of quirky and quality colour illustrations too.

A travel book that reflects fun and freedom

We all know that campervans are a universal symbol for the open road, for free spiritedness, love, peace and harmony, fun and freedom.

Just by picking up this enormously fun and inspiring book, you’ll be transported into a world of travel and the outdoors, of nature, of cooking by campfire, of making the most of small spaces, and of yearning to see places that you’ve only dreamed of before.

That’s what campervan travel does, and that’s what The Camper Van Bible: Live, Eat, Sleep (Repeat) will do for you too.

This book has an open road running through it and there’s so much inside for everyone, from expert campervanners to newcomers.

Enjoy!

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Dolly the Caddy Camper’s first trip

Dolly's first stay at The Meon Valley campsite
Dolly’s first stay

Dolly the Caddy Camper’s first stay – where was it?

A Caddy Camper’s first overnighter is a very important event indeed. My first overnight stay in Dolly the Caddy Camper was at a very peaceful spot in Hampshire.  It was an great experience and  Dolly gave me everything I could ever need in a cosy small-space campervan.

At Scotts Haven camp site in rural Hampshire in the beautiful Meon Valley.

A secluded peaceful camping and caravanning site run by such a warm, friendly and welcoming couple, Mr & Mrs Scott.

This is a no-frills non-commercial campsite with only one loo on site for campers and caravanners who don’t have their own facilities.  I did wonder whether this would be adequate in the height of summer…

And why?

I wanted to kill two birds with one stone.  I was visiting a friend who was staying close by in Fareham, and I wanted a short hop from my home in West Sussex for my very first caddy camper overnight stay.

How did it go on arrival?

A peaceful caddy camper pitch

Excellent.  Mrs Scott came out to the gate to greet me and, after a quick booking in, showed me to my caddy camper pitch – a lovely peaceful spot that backed on to green fields and rolling Downs. Being mid-April, there was a quiet feel to the campsite and it continued that way through the whole stay. 

What were the first things I did with my caddy camper?

1. Worked out how the electric hook up thing worked.

Darren at Vantastic Campers had told me which electric hook up cable to buy and what it looked like.  This was as far as I had got.  I took it out of it’s bag and hooked up one end to the electric hook up point next to my pitch.

What to do with the other end?  I couldn’t see an electric hook up connection on Dolly the caddy camper.  Mrs Scott and I looked everywhere.  I rang Darren and said ‘help’.  He guided me to the connection which he had placed discreetly out of the way underneath the near side rear wheel.

I struggled to get the cap off the connection. ‘Help’ I said to Darren again.  We realised that it must be tough to unscrew due to its newness.  So I persevered and eventually the cap came off.  On went the other end of the electric hook-up cable to the connection and, hey presto, Dolly was all hooked up to electrics.

2. Put a bowl underneath the waste water outlet pipe

Don’t forget to buy a small bowl to catch the waste water from the sink.  I had bought a plastic bowl, but guess what.  The bowl had holes in its sides.  Doh!!

Caddy Camper bed – how was it?

The caddy camper bed

Perfect.  I got the bed ready when it was still light and then went to meet up with my friend at a local pub in Fareham.  By the time I got back to Dolly for the night it was dark and I was SO pleased I had made the bed up beforehand.  Luckily I had remembered a hot-water bottle…I needed it…it was a chilly night.  Dolly bedspace is very cosy and comfy and I slept really well for my first overnighter.

And how did breakfast go?

Excellent.  Making porridge and more tea on my one ring burner in the cosy nest of the caddy space was fab.  I love the feel of ‘slowness’ that an overnight stay in Dolly brings.  The world simply…. slows down….

What was the BEST thing about my first Caddy Camper overnight stay?

The morning.  What a joy it was to wake up in the morning, to slide back the curtains, to put the heater on and feel the cosy caddy space heating up, and to look out on a lovely view of trees and green fields.  I made at least 3 cups of tea while relaxing on my cosy caddy camper bed.

Caddy Camper pack up

The beauty of a small campervan is the ease of packing up.  I mentioned in Why a VW Caddy makes for a great campervan that I keep Dolly packed up with everything all the time so it’s just a matter of hopping in, starting the engine up, and off I go.

Hence, the ease of packing up.  I washed up, cleaned the mini sink and gas ring, emptied the rubbish at the campsite rubbish bins, swept the floor, and that was it….

The only things left to do when I get home is empty the fridge and give everything another quick wipe down ready for the next trip.

Thank you Dolly. Where to next?

Oxfordshire…and Bridge Villa …

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8 reasons why a VW Caddy is a great camper

8 reasons why a VW Caddy is a great camper
Dolly and me

1.Great campervan for an everyday vehicle

A VW Caddy Van is small, compact, and very easy to use as an everyday vehicle. No need to get another vehicle for those everyday trips to the shops, to work, for school drop-offs, evening events, etc, etc.

Even better, every day that I step into Dolly the Caddy Camper, I get to remind myself of the wonder that Dolly is and offers. A self-contained adventure vehicle on my back with everything I need to take off on a magical road trip.

2. A VW Caddy makes for a brilliant small-space campervan conversion

The VW brand and campervans have such an iconic appeal. Ever since I was 6 and got to ride in a wonderful classic type 2 VW split-screen campervan I have been in love with these fun-loving, adventure vehicles. They have freedom, road-trip, adventure-spirit, travel, exploration written all over them.

8 reasons why a VW Caddy is a great camper
Vintage me, with brother – VW Splittie

Rather than go down the route of a ready-converted campervan, I wanted a a great campervan space that was small and compact. That was my very own, was brand new, and could fit into an everyday type of vehicle.

Type 2 campervans are way out of my league now. So…the next best thing? A VW Caddy Van. Same VW appeal and reputation, great for small-space camper conversion, and great for everyday driving.

I bought Dolly the VW van (before she become Dolly the Caddy Camper) from a van dealer at Henfield, West Sussex. The amazing Darren, at Vantastic Campers, brought Dolly the Caddy Camper to life with a superb small-space campervan conversion. It even includes a rock-n-roll campervan bed that converts back to 2 safe and legal passenger seats.

3. It’s amazing how much can be fitted into a VW Caddy Camper conversion

I can’t recommend Darren’s work enough. Such a joy to work with and chat through the detail of my great campervan space. He knew exactly what he was doing and obviously has a real passion for campervans and van living.

So, what did Darren manage to fit into Dolly the VW Caddy Camper?

  • two proper fully-fitted passenger back seats with seat belts that folds down into a camper bed (bought from Hammonds Campervan beds)
  • a small fridge
  • a small sink
  • one gas ring
  • storage including a tall storage unit with hanging rail
  • a heater
  • a 3 pin plug socket
  • a charger socket
  • a push-button night light
  • an exterior electric hook-up plug in socket
8 reasons why a VW camper is a great camper
Compact interior

4. It’s easy to ‘get up and go’

I have stocked up great campervan Dolly with everything I need including spare set of clothes, walking boots, wet weather gear, toiletries, bedding, and the essential food items. So when I decide I want to ‘get up and go’ for a few days, the only extras I need to think about are things like milk, fresh fruit, things for the fridge, and …of course, treats!!

How brilliant is that? To be able to decide, on the spur of the moment, when I have a few free days ahead, to step out of the house with handbag, money, and keys, and know that all I have to think about is where to go, which direction to head Dolly, and where my next amazing campervan adventure is going to be.

5. There’s room for back-seat passengers

8 reasons why a VW Caddy is a great camper

One of my must-have’s for Dolly was being able to transport more than 2 people, safely and legally. I became a Granny last year and what more could a Granny want than to take gorgeous grandchildren on campervan adventures too.

It was going to be a challenge to source safe and legal back seats for the small VW Caddy space that could also be used as the great Caddy campervan bed.

How did I find a company that supplied these custom-made campervan beds? I joined Facebook campervan forums. There are lots out there. I gleaned some really helpful information from the CCUK : Camperconversions Caddy Club UK forum. And I was recommended from a forum member, Hammond Camper Beds. They specialise in custom-made camper beds and upholstery for all types of campervans including VW Caddy Vans.

Darren from Vantastic Campers did all the communication with Hammond Camper Beds for me including getting the measurements right, choosing the right camper beds/passenger seats for the VW Caddy, ordering, and fitting the seats/bed.

It’s a comfy bed too!

6. Great solo campervan travel at its best

If, like me, it’s always been your dream to own a campervan and take off into the sunset, a VW Caddy van conversion is just right for solo campervan travel.

I decided to name Dolly the Caddy Campervan when I first saw the wonderful dolls-house living space in the back of the Caddy van that Darren had fitted for me. We had chosen the colour scheme, fabrics, and layout together, and I then put all my trust into Darren’s expertise in terms of design, build, layout, and fitting.

I was so pleased with the result. A great campervan size for me, the Caddy, and the open road, and yet good too for couples (yes, the bed can squeeze two people to fit) and for families – options for awnings and for tents.

8. It’s campervan travel made easy

The best thing I’ve noticed during Dolly the Caddy Camper’s short life is that it’s great campervan travel made easy. It may be the same for larger campervans too, and yet it takes me just 10 minutes to stock up the fridge, put water in the water container, and off I go. It’s that easy.

Of course, I have to plan a route, research some campsites, fill up with fuel, and check the Caddy’s essential oil, water and tyres, but I love the feeling of being able to jump into Dolly and I’m off on another amazing adventure.

See ya!

 

 

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Don’t be a tourist, be a traveller

Don't be a tourist, be a traveller
Don’t be a tourist, be a traveller

I saw this ‘Don’t be a tourist, be a traveller’ sign in a shop window on my recent visit to Thessaloniki, Greece.

And it got me thinking.  Is there really a difference between tourists and travellers?  I suppose we’ve all been tourists at times and we’ve all been travellers.  And some of us seek out travelling and some of us seek out sticking to the tourist hotspots (which we do as travellers too). Most of us  share the desire to visit and explore amazing locations, and however we do this is our choice, there is no right or wrong.

For me, to be a traveller is:

  • To arrive at a new destination and just……breathe
  • To know a little about the history and culture of where I’m visiting
  • To ask myself ‘how does this place make me feel?’
  • To take time to watch the locals as they go about their daily lives – what are they wearing, how do they move, how do they look?
  • To pick and choose where I want to go and which tourist spots ‘say’ something to me
  • To wander down a side street or two and see what’s round the corner
  • To take time to watch the locals as they go about their daily lives
  • To seek out the shops that have been there for years
  • To try some local dishes
  • To hop on a local bus.
  • To sit in a park and watch the world go by
  • To leave with memories of, and feelings for, a place

An authentic traveller

Having said in my previous post that I’m taking a sabbatical from my web content writing work, I now find that I’ve been asked to write travel articles for a long-term client.

He used the word ‘authentic’ travel articles.  And it made me smile.   I said in my last post that I’m on a journey to find my authentic writing voice.  And now I find that I might be able to combine both – authentic writing with authentic experiences.

And perhaps that’s what being a traveller is all about.  That it’s an authentic experience more than an organised experience.

What does being a traveller mean to you?

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