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Review: Closer by Circa

By: @russellofearth

The moment I realised I was sitting on the edge of my seat, leaning forward with anticipation, and holding my breath was the exact moment I knew I was a fan. I was transported into the the world of Closer by Circa.

We live in a world where we can see incredible displays of human achievement on TV, in the cinema, online, but there is nothing quite like seeing such a spectacle performed in an intimate settings only a couple of metres from your seat. The five skilled performers captivated the imagination of an entire audience with nothing more than chairs, ropes, a trapeze, and their sheer raw talent. Continue reading

Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, Iceland

Icelandic Roadtrip Series: Solheimasandur Plane Wreck

By: @russellofearth

This is the third post in a 5 part series covering our adventure through the natural wonder that is Iceland! There was just so much to see and do to cover in a single post so we decided to break it up into a 5 part series. The first post covered the all the reasons why Iceland is considered a must-travel destination, the second post covered how to get around on the Icelandic Ring Road, and this week I cover the wonder that is the Solheimasandur plane wreck

Update: Road Access Closed

As I was writing this post I came across this news article from March 14th 2016 which outlined that the access road to the plane wreck has been closed to the public because “visitors’ behaviour in the area was not acceptable”.

As someone who has visited the plane wreckage I can only hope that this decision is reversed because it’s one of the most spectacular places we’ve visited and one that I hope fellow travellers will have the opportunity to visit.

As the below post was written before we’d been informed of the access road closure, I hope that you enjoy the article and that it inspires you to add Iceland to your To Travel List. Continue reading

Croatia summer roadtrip

9 must sees on a Croatia summer road trip

Croatia still remains a hidden gem.  Those that have been, go back reguarly. Those that haven’t wonder what all the fuss is about.

Croatia is relatively cheap so a summer road trip along the coast is not only affordable but will leave you with the warm and fuzzies.

Where to visit: Mainland or Islands?

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Highgate Cemetery, London

Quirky London – Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery, established in 1839 and is one of the Magnificent Seven.  The Magnificent Seven, were private cemeteries created on the outskirts of the city to cope with the demand of the dead and the dying, as traditional burials of small parish churchyards were becoming severely overcrowded and dangerous.

Highgate cemetery was the third to be build and the concept of burial grounds appealed to the emerging middle class, keen to form their own identity and distance themselves from the working class.  To be buried in Highgate represented a social status. Continue reading

The Ring Road

Icelandic Roadtrip Series: The Ring Road

By: @russellofearth

This is the second post in a 5 part series covering our adventure through the natural wonder that is Iceland! There was just so much to see and do to cover in a single post so we decided to break it up into a 5 part series. The first post covered the all the reasons why Iceland is considered a must-travel destination and this week I focus on how to get around the country on the Icelandic Ring Road!

If you’re a regular reader of Roaming Required then you know that we love a good roadtrip so the idea of travelling around Iceland on the ring road was too good an opportunity to pass up!

What is the Ring Road?

Iceland’s ring road (M1) is a national road which runs along the outer edge of the country in a large loop. The ring road serves 2 main purposes; the first is that it’s an essential part of the country’s transport network connecting the majority of towns and villages with the rest of the country. The second purpose is that it’s become the perfect tourist route for sightseeing due to the close proximity to Iceland’s most popular attractions! Continue reading

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Icelandic Roadtrip Series: Why Iceland is a Must!

By: @russellofearth

To put it simply, travelling to Iceland was one of the best experiences we’ve ever had!  

I look back at our 10 days travelling the southern part of the ring road as one of the most exciting adventures of my life. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced and would go back again in a heartbeat! Continue reading

All-in discovery tour

All-in discovery tour in Brussels

It’s a rainy Saturday afternoon & we’re scheduled to meet Avo, our guide with Global Enterprises to experience their latest tour, the all-in discovery tour.

The all-in discovery tour ticks most of the boxes for a visit to Brussels. There’s no need to take a beer, a chocolate AND a city tour as the all-in discovery covers all these in one go.  Of course you CAN take three tours, but if you’re wanting to experience Brussels in a day then perhaps this all-in style is more suited to you. Continue reading

5 must-have apps for business travellers

Top 5 Must-Have Apps for Business Travellers

If you’re familiar with Roaming Required then you know that Roma and I love a good bit of travel. Whether that’s a good road to Iceland, exploring the Swiss Alps, or exploring the historic sites of the UK.

However, I get the opportunity to travel a little more in a buiness perspective in my corporate 9-5 day job. On average, I tend to spend 3 days a week away from home travelling around the UK. Continue reading