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Hi, I'm Nicola - welcome to a blog begun in 2012 about family travel around the world, without leaving the UK.

I love travel adventures, but to save cash and keep my family's carbon footprint lower, I dreamt up a unique stay-at-home travel experience. So far I've visited 110 countries... without leaving the UK. Join me exploring the next 86! Or have a look at the "countries" you can discover within the UK by scrolling the labels (below right). Here's to happy travel from our doorsteps.

Around 2018 I tried a new way of writing my family's and my own UK travel adventures. Britain is a brilliant place for a staycation, mini-break and day trips. It's also a fantastic place to explore so I've begun to write up reports of places that are easy to reach by public transport. And when they are not that easy to reach I'll offer some tips on how to get there.

See www.nicolabaird.com for info about the seven books I've written, a link to my other blog on thrifty, creative childcare (homemadekids.wordpress.com) or to contact me.

Sunday, 13 May 2007

Travel worries from Lola & Nell

Nicola, Pete, Lola and Nell want to travel the world with a difference. We hope to get a taste of loads of countries without adding to climate change (with needless emissions from aeroplanes) or having to waste hours of holiday time in airport terminals. We hope our adventures inspire you to take a Grand Tour of your neighbourhood.

From Lola, 8: I was surprised when Mummy said that I was going around the world – next month. I thought we wouldn’t do it because Mummy worries about climate change and that might mean we’d go on a plane. I would like to go around the world though especially to the north pole and see polar bears. But I was even more surprised when she told me were going around the world in Britain! I think we are going to Canada, New Zealand, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Himalayas and Germany via the overnight train to Scotland!

From Nell, 6: I was very surprised as well but I really wanted to go to Scotland. I thought we would miss our stop on the night train but Mummy said our station is the last one. I can only remember that we are going to Scotland and the Lake District so where Lola thinks we are going is a real puzzle!

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Dear Lola and Nell,

I'm so sorry to hear about the trees, but what a great thing you did - handing out flyers and pitching your tent to make sure everyone knew what was happening. I know it's only three months more that you will be able to enjoy your walk to school and back, but My Dad says it doesn't matter what happens in the end. What really matters is that you tried your best and you stuck up for what you believed in.

I live in Australia. Australia is an incredible place. It's full of the most bizarre wildlife, with most species yet to be unidentified. Unfortunately, I did get here by plane. Don't tell your Mum. I suspect she already knows. Anyway, I totally commend the both of you for travelling around the world in Britain. Now that I'm back home, I'm seeing Australia with a new set of eyes. Just as if I was a tourist in my own country.

Have a fun trip to Scotland. Eat some shortbread for me.

xo Jackie