Seeking Adventure Closer to Home…

Seeking Adventure Closer to Home…

Last month, Richard and I wrote about how to cope with Reverse Homesickness after travelling and one of our tips was to seek adventure closer to home – helping to stave off those feelings of wanderlust.

Well, this weekend we are pleased to announce that we are taking our own advice and heading off on a cycling adventure to the Isle of Wight. For those of you unfamiliar with the IOW, it’s that little island off the south coast of England – about thirty minutes by ferry from Southampton (yes, the same place that Titanic set off from 100 years ago!).

Just 200 miles from our hometown, the IOW is somewhere that neither of us have ever visited, so when we were given the opportunity to take part in a two day cycling trip, courtesy of Red Funnel Ferries, we were only too delighted to jump on board.

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Despite the fact that it’s been raining non-stop over here for about 2 weeks, we are still keeping our fingers crossed that the skies remain clear over the weekend so that nothing will dampen our IOW adventure!

Last week, we finally received our itinerary and are really excited about seeing what this part of the UK has to offer adventure-seekers and frustrated travellers. We’ll be leaving the mainland this Friday evening and returning on Sunday night – in between that time we’ve got some great meals lined up, two days worth of cycling and the chance to explore the IOW’s coastal towns and stunning Downs.

You can follow our trip on Twitter using the hashtag #rfbikeweekend or simply read the blog for stories and photos. We’ll also be reviewing our trip over on Travel With a Mate, so make sure you head over there next week to read all about it!

This trip has been put together by Red Funnel Ferries and The West Bay Club who are keen to show off all that the IOW has to offer. Rest assured however, that all views expressed will be ours and that we are embarking on this trip with nothing but an open & honest mind!


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  1. May 07, 09:57 #1 Aisleen Author

    How strange Simon- we were just saying how like New Zealand it is! Glad to see that a real life Kiwi agrees w us! 🙂

  2. May 06, 06:55 #2 Simon P

    I love the Isle of Wight! It reminds me a little bit of home – New Zealand. And it has some of the nicest beaches in the UK (relative at least to beaches in the UK of course!). Have a great time!

  3. May 02, 13:34 #3 Aisleen Author

    It certainly was Sofia! Despite the English weather doing it’s best to dampen our adventure! Am working on our post trip blog as we speak so that you can see what we got up to! 🙂

  4. May 02, 13:30 #4 Sofia @ As We Travel

    Sounds like so much fun. I’ve never been to Isle of wight myself, but it seems amazing.