United Kingdom Archives - Straight On Detour

A House Sitters Nightmare And How To See It Coming

A House Sitters Nightmare And How To See It Coming

  Not all house sits are created equal… Here’s our house sitters nightmare.   Becks and I feel it’s important to show the whole experience of our travel…

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12 Idyllic Spots in Yorkshire to Seek Out

12 Idyllic Spots in Yorkshire to Seek Out

We were both anticipating this house sit, Prue because she was obsessed about owning two Westie’s for a month and myself because we were in…

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A Week in the Cotswolds Starting With its Beer

A Week in the Cotswolds Starting With its Beer

Before this housesit we’d visited the Cotswolds only once, briefly and for a very specific purpose… Beer. Very British, don’t you think? . But we…

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A glimpse of Ireland’s Northern Coastline

A glimpse of Ireland’s Northern Coastline

We had wanted to visit Belfast merely as a stepping stone to reach the Giants Causeway but the vibrant small city enveloped us with it’s…

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Reliving My Youth at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Reliving My Youth at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Clunk clunk clunk, I thought my younger self must have imagined the height, that with time my memories had somewhat distorted my perception. But we’d…

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3 ‘Girlies’ on a Long Weekend in Belfast

3 ‘Girlies’ on a Long Weekend in Belfast

  It was an unusual beginning to a holiday, firstly my 18 year old brother was driving me to the airport, he wasn’t anywhere near…

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Ultimate British Road Trip Update: Budget, Life and Future Plans

Ultimate British Road Trip Update: Budget, Life and Future Plans

  Today marks the 115 day of this Ultimate British Road Trip. This is unbelievable for 3 reasons.   Reason 1: I thought the 100…

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Living a Farm Life in Dartmoor National Park

Living a Farm Life in Dartmoor National Park

By accepting a house sit in North Bovey we saw an entirely different side to Dartmoor National Park. This was not a time for exploration,…

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Finding Music, Eye-balls and Harry Potter in Edinburgh

Finding Music, Eye-balls and Harry Potter in Edinburgh

Before I had even arrived in England and long before we planned our Ultimate British Road Trip, Edinburgh was a pin prick on the map. In…

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Road Tripping the Trossachs National Park

Road Tripping the Trossachs National Park

It was a tough call to make, with only few days left of our month roaming Scotland where would we go? Not wanting to spread…

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Hi we're Prue and Becks, travel writers and photographers who have been travelling the world together since 2012. Without taking ourselves too seriously, we divulge the lesser known, out of the way places and give you the tools to replicate it. Want to know more? Click on our pic.