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Costa Rica – Perfect For Family Travel

Have you ever been somewhere in this glorious big wide world, and suddenly you remember how special it was. You remember a moment.  You remember the fragrance. Or you remember something else that is special. In late 2013 we travelled through Central America, and when we arrived by plane in San Jose Costa Rica, we […]

Keep Confident When Travelling

Whether you are a younger or older adult, incontinence can should not interfere with your travel plans.  No-one wants to miss a plane being caught in the airport bathroom. Nor is it fun to walk around all day with your jacket tied around your waist. You might be a busy Mum who has recently experienced […]

Llangollen Canal Boats Horse Drawn and Aqueduct

Llangollen Canal Boats Horse Drawn and Aqueduct Today we had wanted to go on the canal boats. As we drove into Llangollen the rain and the showers started. Next thing we knew, we were walking toward the river and a deluge came upon us. On we went, jumping over puddles, and huddling under bus shelters. […]

Harlech Castle and Snowdonia Wales

Harlech Castle and Snowdonia Wales We headed out early as we were planning to go up Snowdonia Mountain on a steam train.  So we drove to the base town, but when we arrived, the mist was thick. I was told not to bother if it is and to come back another day, so as we […]

Wild Pheasant Hotel and Spa Llangollen Wales

Wild Pheasant Hotel and Spa Llangollen Wales Driving into Llangollen just before you reach the town is where we spent the most amazing night at the Wold Pheasant Hotel. We had tried a hostel in town. They had a sign saying call them. Well we had no phone. We waited and in fact came back […]

Visiting Sygun Copper Mine Wales

Visiting Sygun Copper Mine Wales Driving along the roads of Beddgelert, Gwynedd you will find the Sygun Copper Mines. Having a son who loves Minecraft, he really wanted to go and see how copper was mined. So we get our tickets, and choose our hard hats. We decided blue was a good match, and off we […]

Exploring Anglesey Wales and Caernarfon

Exploring Anglesey Wales and Caernarfon We had a great night last night at the South Stack Hotel, and then we walked to town. On the way we spied the old Fort that had been turned into a church. Next it was over the footbridge to get the car from Hertz at Holyhead. Once we had the […]

Goodbye Ireland and hello Wales

Goodbye Ireland and hello Wales Today sees us saying goodbye to Ireland and to house-sitting Interested in housesitting? …………………………. or Join Housecarers.com here and help fund our travels housecarers.com ……………………….. If you would like to house-sit, please join Housesitmatch.com by clicking here. Fantastic news – use this special in the “Redeem Coupon” section.  Then enter EXPLORAMUM-10 and get 10% off too ! You’ll […]

House-sitting in West Ireland

House-sitting in West Ireland We have arrived at our house-sitting assignment in Ireland. It is a home out of the tiny village, and on the way down a small road that leads to the sea (we see the bay from the sitting room window, and the rolling Irish green hills from the kitchen window). Down […]

Podcast Interview by Untrapped Life

Podcast Interview by Untrapped Life We loved talking with Kirsty from Untrapped Life. She is motivating so many families to travel and live life to the full. Have a listen to this amazing Podcast – it features US !!! http://untrappedlife.com/ul-20-random-acts-kindness-around-world-ruth-exploramum/ Interested in housesitting? If you want to house-sit – join housecarers.com by clicking here If you […]

Easter Sunday in Republic of Ireland

Easter Sunday in Republic of Ireland We have been house-sitting on a small country property just our of an even smaller country village, in a small country called – Ireland (Republic of Ireland)  for 4 weeks now. Last Easter we were in South America.  Wow we have come a long way on this world journey. […]

Flight Attendant Safety Talk – So funny

  Flight Attendant Safety Talk – So funny If you are after a laugh, this is it! After many intra and international flights, I have yet to hear anyone be this hilarious. Listen carefully, they say I talk fast. Well, she talks really, really fast! She advises them that smoking in the plane will result […]