We are Chris and Louise. Chris hails from Manchester and Louise hails from Yorkshire. We’ve been together since 2008 and got engaged in the Ice Hotel way back in 2012. Chris travels the world as a TV cameraman and Louise recently quit her job in the rat race to open her own dog bakery.

We love travel but, quite possibly due to 50% of our DNA (the Yorkshire side), we also love bargains. We don’t scrimp, we find the most for our budget.

Most of our trips start with a cheap flight, then we research and build the itinerary. Planning is almost as much fun as the adventure itself!

Peoples’ holiday time is precious; money is tight and most people are stuck in a 9-5. As a result,  most people pay extortionate prices for holidays that although relaxing aren’t too cultural.

If we can inspire just one person to ‘sack the package holiday’, get off the beaten track and have a wild adventure then this website has been worth it.

Travel can be a luxury but with the right knowledge and a bits of guts, it can be achievable for anyone. We’ve had a week in Iceland exploring the Golden Circle and the south of the island (only £194 each for flights, 4×4 car rental and hotels); travelling South Africa on the wine route (we saved over £4,000 each compared to specialist Travel Agent quotes) and a week skiing in Lapland staying in a log cabin deep in a forest (only £379 each for flights, accommodation, ski pass and even daily ski lessons).

This website is a record of our trips. We will show how we get the best deals and hope to help you move away from your comfort zone with lots of confidence, using a little ‘travel hacking’ and some careful planning.

Chris designed and operates a postcard sending website, so if you do follow in our footsteps please do check out Race It Home and send ‘real’ postcards back to family and friends from your phone or laptop!

We hope you enjoy it!


Okefenokee Swamp Park, Georgia, USASea Turtle Conservation Project, Sri LankaEpcot Theme Park, Florida, USAHotel Of Ice, RomaniaNiagara Falls, CanadaHalliburton, Ontario, CanadaMalmo, SwedenNorth Pole, Alaska, USAPokhara, NepalSeward, Alaska, USALapland, FinlandSt Hilarion, North CyprusGullfoss, IcelandDisney Magic Kingdom, Florida, USACape Of Good Hope, South AfricaSarangkot, NepalZakrzówek, PolandChitin National Park, Nepal