We’re Richard and Sarah and we recently gave up our city jobs to pursue one of our dreams of owning a food business. At the end of 2018 we moved to the Yorkshire Dales and opened our cafe! We love food but we also love travelling and we’re happiest when we can combine the two.
On our site you will find various trip reports and guides which we’ve put together over time using experience we’ve gained travelling mainly in Europe and the United States. We do like variety when we travel and mostly road trip where possible – which adds to our love of the USA, it’s the perfect destination to travel by road!
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it – Henry Ford
In our trip reports along with what we did you will find hints and tips we hope you’ll find useful on your own travels. We also write about any equipment we find useful, the planning process and recipes we’ve created based on food we’ve tried while away.
Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as if ever so on the road. – Jack Kerouac
Travelling is something very important to me. I’ve never been one to work hard all year just to go and sit on a beach for 2 weeks. When I was 13 my parents took me out of school for a month to travel Japan. We travelled much of the country, from the buzz and neon lights of Tokyo to the traditional Ryokans of Kyoto. The difference in people and cultures had a profound effect on me, I’m so grateful to my parents for making that decision and I plan on spending my life creating these kind adventures for myself.
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better well stay at home – James Michener
I love food and trying new types of food in the places I visit. It’s a big focus of travelling for me. We’ll seek out local delicacies or something a little different on our travels. Occasionally I try to recreate tastes I’ve discovered and I’ll post these on the blog so you can try them too.
I’m not a great cook, I’m not a great artist, but I love art and I love food so i’m the perfect traveller – Michael Palin
I’m also a massive tech geek. Sarah does all the planning, but I’m in charge of tech! It’s key for us to be able to take great photos and write for the blog while we are on the go. Also it’s nice to have some entertainment on hand even when disconnected. I’ll cover what technology we take with us and offer advice on what equipment to take on various types of trips.
I got the travel bug at a young age from travelling with my parents. By the time I left school I had visited most of Europe – or as much as could be reached by cruise ship! I have been on 12 European cruises taking in Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, Madeira and the Canary Islands. London is also a special place for me having visited at least once a year my entire life and I’m still not bored of it.
My biggest solo adventure was a month spent in Victoria, Australia while at university, which is just one country I want to see more of. However my favourite country to visit now is definitely the USA, it’s where we got engaged and where we went on our honeymoon. We’ve visited 14 States so far, spending longer in some more than others, and there’s still loads more I want to explore.
Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life – Michael Palin