Interview with Janice Horton The Backpacking Housewife I’m so very excited and honoured to be interviewed for MYVLF – the fabulous and free new global virtual literary festival venue that is taking the book world by storm and connecting readers with authors. Pop along to the MYVLF theatre to the Watch Now feature where I’ll […]

My husband and I did just that almost five years ago. To date we have travelled to over 50 countries and had the most incredible experiences and met so many lovely people who have remained friends. We have absolutely no regrets and no plans to ever stop exploring – at least not until we absolutely […]

Welcome to The Backpacking Housewife Dotcom – my brand new website! Almost five years ago, once our three children had grown up, my backpacking husband and I sold our empty nest in Scotland UK along with almost everything we owned and set off to travel the world. Since then we have been travelling full-time, living out of […]

One of the most amazing and wonderful experiences in my life happened on a small island in Malaysia at a turtle sanctuary. I spent a week on the island, living in a rustic hut, on an isolated paradise beach, learning about and helping endangered Green Turtles. It was an experience I’ll never forget and one […]

After spending five months of Summer 2018 living on a very small rock in the eastern corner of the Caribbean Sea, it was a bit of a culture shock for us to have to leave. We’d been living a simple life – albeit with plenty of rum – wearing very few clothes and sleeping under […]

Earlier this year, the backpacking husband and I set off from London heading east. After spending some weeks in Asia, we headed across the Pacific to the USA and The Caribbean and – just a few days ago – we crossed the Atlantic to arrive in London and right back where we started! I feel […]

Panama City is a cultural combination of old and new. It’s both a modern metropolis and also a vision of old world charm. The fifteenth-century side of the city with its links to Spanish colonialism and history of pirate invasion is known as Casco Viejo, or Casco Antiguo, or San Felipe, depending on your preference. […]

While in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year we wanted to mark our wedding anniversary with his and her half-sleeve travel tattoos to represent our love for each other and for our nomadic lifestyle. We wanted our tattoos to show a compass and a map as the main theme with individual touches such as our astrology signs of […]

Kuala Lumpur (affectionately abbreviated to KL) is known as the Garden City and the cosmopolitan capital city of Malaysia. It is also being called the new gateway to South East Asia and it’s easy to see why. The city is a central hub for visitors travelling to Asia and beyond. It is also a city […]

As a writer myself, our visit to the Hemingway House was a highlight of a trip to Key West Florida. This was the home of Ernest Hemingway, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954 “for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated […]

New Orleans is known as the home of Jazz, Mardi Gras, and Cajun cuisine. It is also a city with many names – The Crescent City, The Big Easy, NOLA, and my favourite name of all – N’Awlins. We stayed in New Orleans for four nights in a gorgeous hotel in Chartres Street, the oldest […]

I’ve been doing a few interviews in the media recently to promote this website and my new book The Backpacking Housewife during which I’ve been asked about my nomadic travelling lifestyle along with questions about our very best experiences and our favourite places in the world. I’ve also been asked about mishaps and misadventures while travelling or […]