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Dee and Graham’s Journey Diary for 2023

A journey diary is one method to keep in mind all of the locations we’ve visited. They’re nice for recreating the thrilling occasions we’ve seen whereas away from residence too. Do you retain one? Maybe with some momentos out of your adventures?

Our free-spirited travellers Dee and Graham visited quite a lot of locations in 2023. Together with the vacation of their desires! Publish travels, they’ve shared extracts from their journey diary with us. Their journey diary for 2023 began with a visit round Devon…


‘We began holidaying in February with per week in Devon. Though it was a bit chilly, we did handle to journey round a good bit and particularly loved Citadel Drogo.’ Citadel Drogo is a 20th century household fortress (the final to be constructed in England). It’s present in Drewsteignton on the sting of Dartmoor Nationwide Park.


As spring arrived in March, ‘we stayed in considered one of our very favorite barn conversions in Shropshire. The assorted species of birds and wildlife are phenomenal! We stayed there once more in September.’



‘In April, it was yet one more 12-night Western Mediterranean cruise. We do like these and at all times ebook our favorite suite. We stopped at Lisbon, Cartagena, Vigo, Gibraltar, Malaga and Cadiz however not in that order!  All of that are tremendous ports to cease, wander round and store!’

dee shopping in Malaga


‘Could took us to a brand new vacation spot – Croatia. Reserving a a lot, a lot smaller cruise alongside the Dalmatian Coast was a very totally different expertise. But, Croatia is a stupendous nation and Dubrovnik particularly is stuffed with historical past. It’s a very talked-about vacationer attraction.’ Under is a photograph of Dee on the stone mason’s college in Croatia.

the stone mason’s school in Croatia


‘June was a particular month, particularly for me, as we celebrated my seventieth birthday in Puglia. Such a stunning a part of Southern Italy’. The immense variety of olive groves, citrus fruit orchards and fig timber was paradise. Additionally seeing the superb Trulli Homes and visiting cities like Matera with its historical cave houses too. It was 40 °C!’.

travel diary agenda for dee's birthday - a trip to Alberobello, Puglia


‘July noticed us within the Peak District and the Dales. England has a lot to supply for surroundings and historical past, and Derbyshire is one such place, Dovedale is gorgeous’. Dovedale is a picturesque valley inside the Peak District. Throughout a visit right here you possibly can comply with numerous strolling routes or plot your individual throughout a rural staycation.

travel diary highlight UK highlight - Dovedale


‘August is often a quiet month for us however we made up for it later within the yr!’


‘In September, we lastly realised considered one of our absolute vacation desires – Jordan! Clearly, not a part of Europe. So, we did have to purchase a separate journey insurance coverage coverage (a Free Spirit Single Journey Tremendous Duper coverage). It was expensive however once more with out it, we might by no means have realised the dream.

Jordan was completely superb. Not solely have been the individuals pretty. The abundance of monumental crops of fruit (particularly figs and watermelons) offered by the roadside was pretty too! Petra was sheer magic and our lodge was actually on the entrance to the realm. This was fairly an emotional expertise, by no means to be forgotten.

In the identical month, we have been again in Shropshire – for a relaxation!’

travel diary highlight - Petra


‘In October we visited Northern Cyprus someplace we’d by no means been to earlier than. Though very talked-about with new vacationers, effectively definitely worth the go to for historical historical past and tradition. Visiting Famagusta was fairly a shock, because of the deterioration of all of the buildings and houses. This was a results of the troubles between two international locations. Unhappy.’


‘November has been considerably loopy with two separate weeks once more. We stayed in two of our favorite conversions in Somerset and Rutland. Each stunning counties, which we do get pleasure from and attempt to get to calm down in’.

Take Appropriate Journey Insurance coverage

Wherever you journey and no matter recollections you’ll cherish in your journey diary discover the suitable journey insurance coverage – as quickly as you ebook (ASAYB) your journey.

Though Dee lives with a uncommon type of most cancers referred to as NETs (Neuroendocrine tumours and carcinoid syndrome) and requires common remedy, scans and consultations to detect new tumours, the situation may be saved below management. Free Spirit has supplied Dee and Graham with an appropriate journey insurance coverage coverage for quite a lot of years sine her dignosis. The coverage contains emergency remedy, repatriation cowl and extra if/when its required.

Since 2017, Free Spirit has given Dee and Graham the ‘freedom to fulfil all their adventures’. Each within the UK and abroad. As Christmas approaches they’ll be on the brink of focus on their 2024 Free Spirit annual coverage.


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