So You Want to be a CAA PfCO Qualified Drone Pilot

How to become a Qualified CAA PfCO Drone Pilot

Drones seem to be constantly in the news these days, especially after the various near-collisions and the Gatwick and Heathrow shutdown debacles at Christmas 2018. Hobbyist use drones to fly around taking photos, videos or even to race them. Instagram is awash with amazing aerial views from all over the world taken by drone users,……..

rice fields in Bali

2019 Travel Plans – where I am going & where I would like to go

2019 has only just started, and already my plans for the year are beginning to come together. I am going to try to be more spontaneous and not book too far in advance this year so that I can take advantage of any last minute opportunities that come along. Although I really enjoy housesitting, I……..

Seven Mile Beach Cayman Islands 2018

Review of 2018 – not quite what I planned!

As we start into the new year of 2019, it is a chance to review the year past and wow, what a year 2018 was!  Not all the plans I made at the beginning of the year came to fruition. Trips were cancelled, changed at the last minute, it turned out quite different to how to……..


Traverse18 Blogging Conference in Rotterdam

The Traverse Events team have just released the details of Traverse19 which will take place in Trentino in Italy next June. This year’s Traverse18 in Rotterdam was my first ever blogging event and I wasn’t really sure what I was letting myself in for. So if you are thinking about going to Traverse19 and want……..


Women Who Drone Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

The number of licenced drone pilots is on the increase, which is great news. However the number of qualified women drone pilots in the UK is low, but to find out that worldwide there are less than 3% was a big shock to me. The US-based Women Who Drone (WWD) has recently launched a crowdfunding……..

The Bloggers Retreat

Bloggers’ Retreat with The Travel Hack and the Twins That Travel

As I drove down to Somerset earlier this year, I mentally went through the list of bloggers that I would be joining on the first-ever Bloggers’ Retreat. Bloggers I followed, I looked up to and wanted to emulate would be there, learning with me. And here was me, in my first six months of blogging,……..


Change Your Domain Name & Move Your WordPress Site

Sometimes you realise that the domain name you are using just doesn’t fit anymore. Maybe you have changed direction in your life or you feel that you have outgrown your name. In May 2018, I decided to change my domain name from The Barefoot Travellers to The Silver Nomad as it fitted more with me……..

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Our Travel Plans – 2018

I know it is already the middle of March, and maybe a bit late to start writing about our travel plans for 2018, but our plans have been in a bit of flux for this year. The Year So Far: Early January: France I was finishing off a house-sit in Callas in the South of……..