It’s hard to believe how much the world has changed since our last update a little over a month ago. With all our travel plans firmly on hold, we’ve been laying low in the UK trying our best to get used to the very strange situation we find ourselves in.

If being confined indoors wasn’t hard enough, last week we had a string of unseasonally beautiful weather in the UK which only added insult to injury. Luckily, we spent the early part of the year collecting some of the top destinations in the UK.

But, we’ve had plenty of time to catch up on some writing, brush up our photography and editing skills and practise making our own bread. We don’t have medical advice for you, nor do we have anything to add to the situation that’s not already being extensively covered in the media.

What we can offer, is a distraction. A few things to read that are not coronavirus related.

SOUTH AFRICA


Our last trip – possibly for a while – was to South Africa. We went slightly off the beaten track to discover KwaZulu Natal and the Drakensberg Mountains. Apart from incredible wildlife spotting we did 8 days of hiking, experienced breath-taking scenery, climbed terrifying chain ladders, and had some of the most relationship-busting driving experiences we’ve ever had.

While you can’t visit for a while, why not read about why we love the Drakensberg Mountains so you can add it to your bucket list for another time.

Feeling a bit more adventurous? Our trip to the mountain kingdom of Lesotho via a white-knuckle drive up the Sani Pass is one we’re not going to forget in a hurry. That beer at the top never tasted so good.

And finally one of our all-time favourite hikes took us to the top of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre where we saw the second highest falls in the world, met some local Besotho shepherds and scaled nerve-jangling chain ladders.

This part of South Africa was without doubt one of our favourite travel destinations.

INSTAGRAM


The other thing we can offer while in lock-down is some escapism, even if it’s only for a few minutes.

If you’re not already following us on Instagram, head over there now. During this time in self-isolation, we’re publishing photos from some of our favourite previous travel destinations. You can expect a photo roughly every other day, as well as the odd story. We always respond to comments, so come and say hi.

LIGHTROOM PRESETS


Speaking of travel photography, we also have a small offer you can take advantage of that might come in handy with these long days on lockdown.

We’ve partnered with Hue & Hatchett to bring you a discount on their beautiful lightroom presets. Now might be the perfect time to refresh some old travel photos and edit them with a brand-new look.

They’re simple to use and a great way to get a consistent look across your Instagram feed. They have several different packages to choose from, so pick your favourite and get creative.

Use our discount code: anywhereweroam to get an extra 40% discount.

In the meantime, look after yourself, stay safe and dream of that time when life returns to normal and we can all travel again.

Cheers,
Mark & Paul.