Welcome to Travelling Coral

Have you ever wished you could chuck it all in, go travelling and live a life with less stuff? I did just that. Come with me on my journey.

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The downsizing bit

In 2015 the DH aka Sleeve Notes and I made a long overdue decision to sell the big house. The house had outgrown us and we decided to get rid of most of our furniture and other belongings and downsize. We both wanted a life with less cleaning and more travel. We needed to cut down on outgoings so we could do the work we love rather than work jobs just to pay bills. This has been a transition over a number of years, most of it documented on this blog.

The DH found it difficult to let go of his vinyl records. For me it was the books. Once I had moved them a hundred times, I let go of the majority of my books. I have embraced Project 333 and have fewer clothes now.

These are all tiny steps we have been making to simplify our lives. I was fed up of wasting time either looking for things or cleaning around things. I tried all sorts of organising tips, read countless books about being more efficient. Now? My view is that if you have to organise items in specially bought storage, you don’t need or want them. The only thing in my attic now is suitcases.

Life is an adventure

I love meeting new people, seeing new things and going on a journey. Whether that is travelling long haul to Australia or a weekend in Ludlow, as long as there is good food promised I am happy. DH and I have travelled and house and dog sat in Australia and have other house sitting plans going forward.

Hopefully I inform and inspire.

And occasionally make people laugh and cry. You may see something of your life in what I share. You may not. Most of all I do it for me.

If you like what you read, please share, comment and join the conversation. If you don’t, that is fine, just don’t be mean. And still join the conversation.

Respect the copyright

All the photos on here are either taken by me or my husband. We are amateurs, don’t have flashy cameras, so I cannot see why anyone would want to steal them, so don’t, OK.

Make plans – go travelling while you can

And put a date on them. Because someday is a dangerous word. Don’t wait for the right time, the right time is now. Go travelling while you can.


I have recently joined the AirBnB community. My first stay is booked (five minutes from home) as the DH and I need somewhere to live between house sits. The house is being renovated so we need to be near to check on progress and make decisions. It will be our base in the UK and we will rent it out via AirBnB when are travelling. If you have never used AirBnB I have a code which will get you a discount of £30 of your first booking. Click here to get the code.