Lonely Planet claims Ghent is “the best kept secret in Europe”. Visit Ghent and you will find a modern town of historic beauty ready to show you a good time. Not only is Ghent a true gem of Belgium, it is one one of Belgium’s most exciting cities.
- Vagrants Of The World TravelTravel Media, 2014 - present
In early 2014 Kate and I made the decision to sell up everything we owned and go travelling. We had always been avid travellers and the opportunity arose for us to let go of material things and take the punt on travelling full time. So after some research and a lot of soul searching we hit the road. Starting our journey in Morocco we have been going strong ever since.
We started Vagrants Of The World Travel at the same time and decided we would publish a magazine style travel blog, one not full of advertisements or other clutter. We focus on helping people save money and to make their dream trip become a reality.
Our main mode of travel is house sitting. We determine where we will travel based on the house sits we have booked. House sitting has taken us to 2 continents where we have lived in haciendas, on hobby farms, even leaky old boats and cared for everything from Dogs to Donkeys, as well as some very angry geese.
We have lived as temporary locals in some places for as little as one month and others for up to six months.
In between and during house sits we take advantage of our location to explore regions and countries closest to us. Our wanderings take us to places we never imagined going.
We can regale you with tales of scootering everywhere from Asia to the Caribbean, where to get the tastiest illegal cheese in Portugal, how to find amazing frescoes on the walls of goat shelters in Greece or even about being escorted at gun point off a coffee plantation in Nicaragua.
Vagrants Of The World Travel gives insight into the local perspective through a slow travel experience. We also search out iconic journeys and the best boutique holidays. You can follow our tried and tested day trips, use our first hand experience of boutique hotels, cruises or private and small group tours or get inspired to take a different kind of holiday.
We like to share the highlights and perhaps give you a reason to also visit some of the in between destinations we never thought we would end up in.
And mostly, inspire those who love to travel and provide some escape for those who perhaps can’t.
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