Going Our Separate Ways

Wow what an amazing year we have had! It feels like only yesterday we arrived back home after our pic overland adventure from London to Melbourne. So in honour of being backa year we have reposted our blog from our arrival back into London in 2014!


What an amazing journey the last five months have been. From London to Beijing then back to Delhi all overland by train, then some incredible memories through Myanmar, Australia and the Philippines. Sadly however all good things must come to an end.

For ‘The Smart Way Round’ that means it is now time for Natalie and I to go our separate ways.

Wait a minute, didn’t we just celebrate our first wedding anniversary living it large around London? We certainly did, going our separate ways simply refers to heading back to work. For Natalie that means back down to Somerset to start work again in the office for Oasis Overland, while for me, I fly out to Munich to take my first group of Guests around Central Europe for Trafalgar Travel.

Now I know what you are thinking, both working for travel companies and Dean running around Europe having an awesome time, that doesn’t really sound like work does it?! After five months together 24/7 it will certainly not be easy and getting back into a structured routine will take some time.

With us back in Europe The Smart Way Round is also going to change a little. We will be dropping back to one blog a week now, we still have some great stories to share about the London to Melbourne adventure, and Natalie will be posting a summary of all the statistics relating to our journey, but work kind of gets in the way right? We will also be sharing stories from Europe and introducing a new category of our blog called ‘Hometown Tourist’ sniffing out all the cool, quirky and different things to do around London. So really this is not the end of The Smart Way Round but only the beginning!

Exploring new places in London

Exploring new places in London

Thanks again for everyone’s support, comments and love over the last five months, because of you The Smart Way Round has grown bigger than we could have possibly imagined.

– Dean

4 thoughts on “Going Our Separate Ways

  1. Mary Wotherspoon says:

    Many t hanks for all the messages. I look forward to more.

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Jan Wallin says:

    Hi Natalie and Dean

    Welcome back ! We must say we have found all the blogs absolutely fascinating. What adventures you have had. We look forward to hearing more about it all over next few months. It must be very hard to be apart now but I’m sure you are both very busy with work and the time will soon pass to your next weekend together. There must be so much to catch up on.

    We are in Dorset with my dad for Easter then home for a day before going off to Kent for a long weekend as Alan has a day driving a steam engine on Kent railway ( his birthday present from Ali and Lars) I will let you know our next stretch in Dorset and perhaps we can meet up

    Do take care

    Love Jan and Alan xx

    Sent from my iPad


  3. Congrats on growing so fast and recognizing that some things need to change so you can manage your time wisely. Thanks for following Oh, the Places We See. Great to have you aboard! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com

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