My Inspiration for Travel

Where did you get yours from?

Growing up in the 70’s & 80’s dad used to drag us around all over the place. My longest lasting memories are of those trips we had in various hired campervans. That’s where I got the bug for the campervan infatuation that I’m passing on to my kids.

What about my dad? Well as an author he thankfully has well-documented experience of travelling that started with his time in the war as part of the Forgotten Army, which took him to Burma (Myanmar), Singapore and Hong Kong. But his independent travelling started in 1966, when he took mum on what was then an epic journey by road (and track) from Oxford to Ohrid in the then Yugoslavia.

He wrote a book too as they toured – Cities & Stones. In it there’s a map of the trip and a lovely photo of them proudly standing by the Land Rover that took them trustingly there and back. Happy days no doubt!


Mum and dad and their Land Rover in 1966



Quite a tour round the former Yugoslavia!


Do you like travel? Where do you get your inspiration from?

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