Stan and Sheila woolley
Stan and Sheila woolley
We both travelled and worked in Spain, which is where we first met, back in 1972. Things back then were quite different, no plastic card banking or internet to smooth the way.
Our travels were put on hold for a few years whilst we brought up our two children. They now spend large chunks of their life exploring the world.
In in our mid to late 50's we decided it was time we took up travelling again and this time write our own travel blog. Hope it can compete with the younger generations.
We chose the nickname 'still crazy' because I guess that's what we are, still crazy. We completed three six week long stints backpacking around S.E. Asia and several 2 week holidays.
In November 2010, however, we took the huge step of packing in our jobs to go and travel for 4 months meaning we would completely miss most of the British winter.
Escaping the British winter was wonderful and we spent the next three years travelling to warmer places during our winter, mostly S.E.Asia but also California as Sharon our daughter has settled there and has two children
At the moment S.E.Asia is still right at the top of our list of favourite places to visit. We do get asked 'why do you keep going back to the same place?' Well the answer to that is that S.E.Asia covers a vast amount of countries and islands many of which we still have to visit. There are so many varied cultures to experience too. Of course California holds a special place in our hearts too as that is where Sharon and the two grandchildren are.
We plan to do much more exploring around the world as soon as we can and in fact our next adventure is scheduled for one weeks time when we visit S.America
South America was great and we plan to explore Brazil in the future.
Since that trip we have returned to S.E. Asia twice and are about to set off again in two days time. Mostly to escape our winter and to join up with family. We've also went back to Santa Barbara in October 2015 for five weeks and caught a heatwave there, thankfully not forest fires or mudslides!
For the last few years while jetting around the four corners of the world we bagan to think we should be exploring the places on our doorstep. Europe
We've done a few two weeks holidays to Spain, Greece etc but what really holds our hearts are mountains.
Europe has no shortage of these.So, when Stan mentioned that he wanted to go to the 70th Anniversary celebrations of the Laverda motorbike in Northern Italy I suggested we go together in the car.
In just three short weeks we drove through Belgium, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and lastly France again clocking up 2,622 miles in all.
Needless to say our journey took us through many mountainous areas.