Welcome to our Travel Blog page….

Over the coming weeks and months we’ll be publishing  links to some amazing travel blogs for you to enjoy and to give you, hopefully, some inspiration for your own travels.

If you wish for us to feature your travel blog for free, then please mail us at sales@octopoda.co.uk for further information.

Happy Virtual Traveling!

Roll up, Roll up! We’re honored to be able to share with you this ‘anything but average’ blog (she’s too modest!) written by friend of Octopoda, Alys.

Join her on her travels across the World where she has already taken in Hong Kong and is currently touring across Japan.

As always, use all our blogs on our website as a little incentive for your own travels. Pose any questions to the author and we will pass these on and get these answered. It’s our own little Travel community which we will continue to build and add too over the coming months so stay tuned for all their latest adventures.

Here’s a little teaser for now….

“What have I done… I’m constantly in a personal battle with wanting a successful career with a great Company, and being a vagabond with no responsibilities. The struggle is too real. I had been saving to buy a house, I’d even started looking around, just couldn’t decide where to live. One Wednesday I was chatting to a bloke about pensions (the exciting life of HR..) and he essentially said I need to be smart about investment because I’ll be paying into it for the next 60 years, and BAM – a thought that had been on my mind for the last 5 years (though quietly tucked away behind the chaos of work) just bounced to the front of the list and that was it. Now I’m on my penultimate day of employment for the first time in 15 years, with only a flight booked to Hong Kong on 21st May… holy sh*t”.

Click here to join Alys on her ‘Excellent Adventure’

We’d like to introduce you all to Canadian born Jenna Chartrand who is the author of the fantastic Backpack Manifesto

Jenna has traveled all over the World taking in places such as Belgium, Italy, The Netherlands, Hawaii& Ghana and we are only just scratching the surface =). We hope you all enjoy reading her blog.


“Originally started as a way to keep my family informed of my travel plans and to basically update everyone to let them know that I’m still alive, this blog has turned into a way to showcase my photography, as well as provide travel advice, tips and the proof that a twenty something girl can choose her own pathin life – that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing. This is true whether it comes to style, school, travel, photography… Anything. My main goal is to inspire people – inspire to travel more, inspire to try something new, inspire to do what you want with your life whether its considered “normal” or not.”

Click here to read more of Jenna’s Blog

Before joining our team (we were too hard to resist!) Jen wrote a fantastic blog where she shared her amazing travel stories along with loads of photos and travel tips. Jenni is not finished yet so she’ll be keeping you up to date with her latest posts and sharing them with you. For now please put that kettle on, sit down and enjoy reading her latest post

“At the start of April 2016 I jumped on a one way flight, bringing me from my home country England, to Kathmandu in Nepal. I’ve since; trekked to Everest Base Camp, cycled, and motorbiked, my way around India (okay, I was on the back of the motorbike…but still! 😉 ). I’ve revisited old friends in Turkey, a country I feel at home in, and I have travelled across southern and eastern Africa; from Cape Town to Nairobi, overland as a solo traveller. I’ve racked up eight new countries to add to the list, have been surrounded by incredible new landscapes, and have encountered a hundred new people. Some of them I am now able to call my friends. To say it’s been an adventure is an understatement”

To read Jenni’s Amazing Adventure, click here

Our first blog post comes from Lauren & Noel who are currently trekking over Cambodia. You can read about their latest adventure which has taken in China, then Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and will be shortly followed by Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

“We did it!!! We walked on the Great Wall of China. Walked from watch tower 14 to 21 took about a hour there and an hour back. It was hard work, we went up some really steep steps. It was so surreal and breathtaking”

To start your travel journey with Lauren & Noel, click here


Get in touch today and look forward to a trip that you’ll never want to forget.