Similarly mad couple doing a similar trip at a similar time of year a year later in a 110

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, born 7 March 1944, is an ex-SAS soldier, an English adventurer and holder of several endurance records. He was the first man to visit both the north and south poles by land and the first man to completely cross the Antarctic by foot. He is a supporter of the Marie Curie Cancer Care and a patron of Maxadventure , a leading expedition promotion company.

Beijing Olympics

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The Drambuie Pursuit is run every year in a spirit of adventure and rebellion against the ordinary and the everyday. It's about pushing yourself to the limit across a series of tough activities, recreating (with a suitably modern twist) the epic journey undertaken by Bonnie Prince Charlie. Only heroes need apply. This is our audition tape

The Silk Road Foundation—excellent site on anything Silk Road related.

Lone Wolf Transglobal: A team of fellow adventurers undertake a transglobal overland Expedition  in the "Wolf", a specially built expedition vehicle.

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Two Girls, Two Horses, One Journey—London to Tokyo. These guys are amazing—remember where you heard about it!!! They’re gonna be famous

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We’re not the only mad ones—this lot are leaving on the same day and taking a 3 year old. And you should see their route!

New hosting portal for vehicle expeditions


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Another mid-life crisis couple!

Team Mud are two brothers from Northern Ireland - Graeme and Chris Elliott who raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

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Met them through Paul @ Footloose4x4. When others are thinking about caravans they’re overlanding round the world. Hope I’m half the people they are when I’m their age. Macmillan people too.

If there’s a more complicated or more expensive country than China to drive into then I’d love to know what it is. These guys make it seem very easy. Henning’s gone but Oliver is superb.

Top company— top service—credit to the industry. Speak to Roger

Really cheap way to call abroad including mobiles from the UK. You dial one of their numbers first and then the number you want—no need to register or anything like that but loads cheaper than BT.

Not too complicated—good prices—great for expedition stuff.

Speak to everyone and they say speak to Jason. Very good for prescriptive medicine

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Go on holiday to Lake Balaton in Hungary—great prices, great weather and this is possible the most kiddie friendly accommodation we’ve ever been to. Big pool, baby pool, play park, sandpit, bbq, sat tv, secure private garden. Can’t recommend it highly enough. Email them

Brilliant time here in Croatia —very simple, right on the sea but safe for kids. Superb snorkelling and an owner who can’t do enough for you. Highly recommend it. Email Svebor



Really comprehensive currency converter covering just about every country and currency imaginable—just don’t be surprised when your high street bank isn’t so generous!

Finally and very recently introduced LOCATE, a way of informing FCO which countries you are travelling through and when along with your associated details. At the time of writing the software was very painful and poorly tested but better than phoning them and the various embassies up!

Very moved by this place—they look after bears taken illegally by hunters in Laos destined for “Bile Farms” (where catheters and holes are inserted into the bear’s stomach to extract bile used in “medicine”) or to be used in Paw Soup. Please please support them by emailing them condemning the practice so that they gain use it to gain more government support

Provide invaluable support to British prisoners and their families who are imprisoned abroad— visit a prisoner on your travels

Didn’t use these guys in the end but if I ever find such an honest and helpful accommodation company again then I will be truly surprised. Really good prices if you are after Thai accommodation, do genuinely care, great service and still happy to help even after you tell them that you can’t use them. Speak to Nick

If there is a friendlier hotel on this planet then we will be very surprised. Cannot do enough for you and you really do feel like part of the family—excellent even by Thai standards. Very luxurious with no corners cut. Right on the beach, top rooms and a great pool—excellent deals in the off-season.  Speak to Tum or Matt

Father and son going from Melbourne to London—we were in the same village in the same district in the same region in the same country in the same continent on the same night but missed each other!



Gorgeous, friendly, great price and the best place on Ko Phayam island. Dmitri (the Russian owner with excellent English and a good few other languages will do anything for you)

Dwight, Tessie, Loong and Lewis driving from London to Singapore and probably back! Their vehicle of choice is a £300 Citreon ZX with an improvised Halford’s trailer!!! And it’s done better than our car! Top people—meet them if you can.

If you need a vehicle shipped from South East Asia go to Singapore. These guys cannot make it easier for you. The best there is.

This lot are the movers for S.E. Asia and could not do enough for me. Really big firm and speak to Craig, a top English bloke there. Highly recommended and were a great help when I was in a very sticky situation!!

31,116 miles

19 countries

9.5 months

5 people

3 continents

2 allergies

2 vehicles!!!