Top Class Accommodation

Top Class Accommodation

Hey Guys! Have you heard of Airbnb?

When we travel, we mostly use Airbnb. They are awesome, have a great and easy booking system and you get all the home comforts that you want. There are various levels of accommodation available and there is certainly going to be one that suits your tastes and your budget.

We have used them in most of our travels so far and have stayed in some awesome places and met some amazing people too. If you haven’t used them before, you don’t know what you are missing. It’s home away from home without the maintenance and house work … what more could you want?

Why don’t you give them a try for your next holiday or even a weekend away. You can join by clicking on our link  to earn yourself £25 off your first booking! We get some travel credits too so its a win/win situation. Well worth it ….. Give it a go!

About Us

About Us


Wow! Who would have thought when 2017 started that we would be here …. starting our travel journey together.
Who are we? We are Richard and Jacqui Heitmann … we met only 3½ years ago. Surprised everyone and got married in September this year …

Hi, I’m Jacqui, a South African now living in the UK. I guess I’m what you would call an entrepeneur, have had many careers over the years but mostly to do with nursing/caring and sewing of some sort. I have wanted to travel for many many years, in fact everyone I knew heard about how one day I was going to ride off into the sunset and live a life of freedom travelling the world and not have to wake up to an alarm clock and do mundane daily tasks until the day I die! Haha … I must have driven them crazy when I got on my soapbox with my favourite subject!
I did try to talk myself into dealing with the solo travelling idea and I actually did go off on my own a couple of times, had some good adventures too but then I just reverted back to the rut of work work work, (the comfort zone?) … because I really wanted someone special, a soulmate, to share the experiences with. An experience shared is pleasure doubled … isn’t it? But I had begun to think that I should accept that I was just not going to get that bit right.

And then in stepped Richard … my superhero! My soulmate!

I came home from a trip to South Africa visiting family at the end of January 2014 to find I had a new neighbour. I never saw much of him as he went to work early and came home late but a couple of weeks later , he walked past my door and introduced himself.
That was it for a while, we greeted each other as neighbours do, but then one day we were outside, as were a couple of other neighbours, and we started chatting. Summer was coming and as everyone does in England, we were chatting about sorting our outside space so that we could get into the sunshine and enjoy the all too short summer time. Between 3 of us who were singletons, we decided to create a communal area that we could share to enjoy some company in the long summer evenings and weekend BBQs.
Oh … probably need to explain … we live on a residential caravan site …hence the communal garden space!

In the end it was only Richard and I who spent most of that summer’s evenings together and we became very good friends and in a fairly short space of time things moved on from there! We are obviously a tad more than friends now! lol … I’ll let Rich take over now.

Hey everyone! My name is Richard and I am a motorbike mechanic from London.
I didn’t ever have any ambition or drive to do anything out of the ordinary until I moved in next door to someone special. Then that all changed when I introduced myself to Jacqui. We became good friends spending more and more time together. Well, long story short, we are now very happily married and have an insane love of travel after a couple of really good holidays.

We often talked about doing and seeing so much more but, as always, work got in the way until now. We decided to do something completely out of our comfort zone after these words from my gorgeous wife … “people survive, we will make a plan”! So, with that … full time employment – Seeeeeya!!

Now I can’t wait for all the people we are going to meet and the places we are going to see and all the bits in between. Maybe we will see you along the way … Come and say Hi!



Gifts for People who Travel

People who travel and are constantly on the move are notoriously difficult to buy gifts for … whether it be birthday, anniversary, Christmas or even a Bon Voyage gift! Reason being, of course, that they often don’t have a static base and so don’t have anywhere to put or keep the gift you have bought!
I have had this problem for years as my son works on a Cruise ship, so although he does have breaks where he goes “home” … home is a couch at a friends or a spare bed at his sisters! So anything that he can’t carry with him, either gets stored for one day or possibly(sigh) gets dumped. He therefore doesn’t get to utilise or enjoy any of the gifts he has been bought! I am aware that some items I have bought him have never been seen again! lol
They are therefore going to have to store items in a storage locker or garage or perhaps in a box at a family members home until they get to use or even look at them one day when the travel bug has left them!
I am, therefore, constantly on the lookout for items that are useful, small enough for a back pack or absolutely an essential item or, at least, a wanted part of a travelling body’s equipment or memory making kit! The recent Christmas buying saga has steered me on this mission ….
Because one day, when they stop moving and settle down and grow old and grey ….. they will love looking over those old memories whether they be photos, bit and bobs that were collected along the way or any item that will stir the memories of wonderful views, exciting and/or silly or dangerous adventures, hiccups and things that went wrong that they can now laugh at and amazing people they have met along the way!
And even in this digital age, where we can store almost anything on a memory stick or hard drive or in the cloud, there are some physical items you just want to be able to hold on to and look at again …one day! We have a small space we call home as we are not yet able to travel full time, but there is already not enough space to display our pics and bits and bobs eg interesting stones, shells etc! So we have a storage shed with memory boxes! And a few other things …..

So I went searching and came up with a few items that I think are perfect for that person that you can never find the right gift for because the are wandering the globe most of the time.

Go take a look at ….. THE TRAVEL GIFT SHOP … and see what you can find that fits the purpose.

This shop is live but still a work in progress ……. more interesting items will be added regularly … Keep watching! 

NB These shop links are associated with Affiliates. Please utilise these links when you are buying your gifts or travel items.  You will still get your purchases at the normal price, so it does not cost you a penny but then we earn a little commission! We thank you in anticipation for your support! 





I have looked at cash back sites before but never signed up, mainly because I didn’t really understand how they worked and always thought “it must be a con, I mean who is going to give you money just because you bought from them…right?” so never took the time to investigate further! Now, as much as I know you shouldn’t take anything at face value without checking … you should also never simply bypass something without checking too, because you could be missing a big opportunity!  Well, apparently, I have …. so time to rectify this now.

Some info so that you too don’t bypass such a good opportunity …  You do not pay anymore than you would if you bought direct from the company you were going to buy from anyway, but you get some cash back so that’s like getting a discount isn’t it? Except you get it in cash, paid into your account and they have hundreds of shops you can buy from. Your cash back % differs depending on which company you shop at and what product you buy but nevertheless, it is money for nothing really … just for making your online purchase through them!

So, as an example, if you are planning to buy something through …say … Amazon. All you do is join up through our TopCashBack link and then choose Amazon on their list of partners and proceed to do your purchasing as you normally would, and WooHoo you get some cash back once your purchase is confirmed and paid for!

You do, of course, have to join them first and become a member in order to get cash back ….

So one of the best UK cash back sites and the one we use is TopCashBack.

Check the small print because they also have a Plus Membership which will cost you £5, so check it out properly and make the choice of Classic account (free) or Plus (£5)

It’s totally free to join and when you buy through them online … they give you money back … paid into your PayPal account or your bank account. Choice is yours. You also have the choice to pay your money into the wallet to use to buy from other partners. Doing this will give a bonus as an additional percentage on top of your earned bucks, which translates into a little more to spend depending on which provider you choose to save your earnings with.

You will earn an extra £5 amazon voucher if you click through our link so go here to JOIN NOW!  … and enjoy some well deserved money back…

PS:  We earn a small referral fee if you join through our link, so if you feel so inclined please click through our links on our blogs as we are trying to make a living out of our blogs and recommendations of companies that we use and trust. It will be much appreciated.