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Welcome to Travel Malarkey! I’m Fi & he’s Jay. Modern day Nomads living, travelling & working in a motorhome since April 2017.
We’re here with real life, page turning stories, tips, maps and reviews, from our years on the road, to inspire you to fulfill your travel dreams.
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“It’s not how far you travel on the outside that matters. It’s how far it takes you on the inside.”
Days on Road
Where We Are Now
With the clock running down on us for getting to Calais for a ferry on 16th October we’re back in Germany. Fifteen countries in seven weeks and our heads are spinning from all that we’ve seen and done. It feels like a year has passed since we left Edinburgh back in August.
This is the hardest week as we face going back to the UK. Seeing family will be great, but we don’t want to stop travelling, and we’re slowing down the closer we get to Calais.
You can follow our footsteps on Tour Four. Articles on each Tour day are added regularly, and you can keep up with our day to day progress on Facebook as well. And don’t forget to sign up here for your weekly newsletter with quick and handy links to all our new articles.
Marley the Greek Rescue Dog
We meet a lot of hungry, homeless dogs and cats on our travels. We do what we can to help, and then have to go on our way and leave them behind.
But our world changed forever the day we went to see the ruins of Ancient Olympia. And our little Nomadic family got a tiny bit bigger…
It’s good to step outside of our comfort zones sometimes. And travelling is one sure fire way to make that happen!
Here Jay faces his biggest fear while on the road.
Jay’s Top Three Cities – So Far
It’s got so much to offer that sets it apart from a lot of other European city destinations. The sheer romantic quality of piles of Liqourice Allsort coloured buildings stacked in layers along the steep banks of the Douro. The rolling sea mist. The cormorants perched on old barges.
Porto mixes favourite flavours of Europe with a touch of otherworldly exoticism that is unbeatable and hard to forget.
A favourite of many travel writers for a very good reason. At the gateway between Spain and France this Basque city is definitely worth a day or two of your time at least. The beach, the watersports, the views, the food, the art, the culture. Pinxtos please!
We made an unplanned visit to Pamplona when we had van trouble, and expected to find a small town with steep old streets for the infamous Bull Run. Instead we found a vibrant, fascinating city of history and culture. High in the clear air of Basque Country.
Check out our most recent Travel Spots in Iggy, our Hymer B544 motorhome.
The first thing that struck me about Buchenwald was the sheer ordinariness of it. No medieval castle dungeons here. Dripping dank water,...
Our day in Sibiu had been our fourth in Romania, and it was time to think about making our way onwards to Hungary. I had checked the map for a route...
The day is Saturday the 28th of September, and Iggy the Hymer motorhome is sitting at a slant, across from the park in Sibiu, Romania. ( 45.796975,...
Here’s a few of our favourite shots from our recent Travel Malarkey two month Winter tour through France, Spain & Portugal.