The World in Ivan's travelogue

 

 

An overview and introduction to my travels including world maps, extent of my travels and list of trips and holidays.

 

 The extent of my travels

Hello again, I assume you have read the overview. On this page I want to give you an insight into the extent of my travels in the context of the whole of the world.

 

Despite all of the improvements in mobility and ease of travel, the world we live in is still a huge place. Travel for pleasure used to be the preserve of the rich and famous. However, with continual reduction in the cost of flights to the far flung paces of the world, it has become ever more accessible. Add to that the impact of television, travel, wildlife, documentaries, and dramas that bounce around the World as if catching a bus. In fact there was recently a programme on the BBC called Planet Earth Live which made a point of jumping around the world, in different time zones, to show us wildlife, night and day, all by the wonders of satellite technology.

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Timeline

 

Below is my travel timeline

It starts when I was just a small boy, holidaying with my parents.

On to my "Travelling" or "The Grand Tour"

Then onto holidays with my family.

I may include the odd significant event to give the timeline some context

It can be found in the blue background area below.

 

My Travel Timeline

1962 Scotland

Holiday with my parents. England, Scotland, England

1964 Swanage, Studland.

Holiday with my parents to Swanage, Studland in England

1964 Swanage, Studland.

Holiday with my parents to Swanage, Studland in England

1966 Ireland

Holiday with my parents. England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England

20/07/1969 External event One Giant Leap For Mankind.

July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind. Man lands on Moon Not me, just for context

20/07/1969 External event One Giant Leap For Mankind.

July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind. Man lands on Moon Not me, just for context

June 1975 to October 1975 Trans Asia Trip

Overland trip in our own truck. England, Holland, Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal.

1977 to 1978 Trans Asia Trip 2

1977 to 1978 Trans Asia Trip 2

1977 External event Laker Airways

The second low cost airline challenged the established market helping to bring cheaper flights to all. Airline founded by Sir Freddie Laker in 1966 and closed 1982

7 January 1978 – 11 February 1979 Iranian Revolution

Overthrow of the Shah. Hotels burnt down in the street we were staying

7 January 1978 – 11 February 1979 Iranian Revolution

Overthrow of the Shah. Hotels burnt down in the street we were staying

1978 Germany

27 April 1978 Military coup in Afganistan

Military coup, known as the Saur Revolution, started days after we cleared.

27 April 1978 Military coup in Afganistan

Military coup, known as the Saur Revolution, started days after we cleared.

1978 Holland

1978 USA and Canada

Lone hitchhiking in North East USA Massachusetts, New York, Toronto, Canada Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey

1978 USA and Canada

Lone hitchhiking in North East USA Massachusetts, New York, Toronto, Canada Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey

December 1978 External event The Dakar Rally

The first Paris to Dakar rally held

December 1978 External event The Dakar Rally

The first Paris to Dakar rally held

1980 External Event The Camel Trophy

The Camel Trophy began in 1980 with a transit of the Trans Amazonian Highway

1980 External Event The Camel Trophy

The Camel Trophy began in 1980 with a transit of the Trans Amazonian Highway

June 1984 External event Virgin Atlantic starts

Virgin takes off from Gatwick starting a regular connection to New York (Newark)

June 1984 External event Virgin Atlantic starts

Virgin takes off from Gatwick starting a regular connection to New York (Newark)

1985 St Lucia

1987 Iceland

Specialist package holiday

1987 Iceland

Specialist package holiday

1988 USSR

Package holiday

1989 USA

California

1989 USA

California

1991 Canada

British Columbia and Victoria

06/08/1991 External Event WWW World Wide Web commences

On August 6, 1991, Berners-Lee posted a short summary of the World Wide Web project on the alt.hypertext newsgroup, inviting collaborators.

06/08/1991 External Event WWW World Wide Web commences

On August 6, 1991, Berners-Lee posted a short summary of the World Wide Web project on the alt.hypertext newsgroup, inviting collaborators.

21 March 2003 External Event RMS Queen Mary 2 launched

Cunard's Queen Mary 2 is the largest transatlantic ocean liner ever built

2003 Iceland

Fly drive holiday

2003 Iceland

Fly drive holiday

23/06/2005 Bath Spa

2005 Ironbridge, England

Holiday at Landmark Trust property

2005 Ironbridge, England

Holiday at Landmark Trust property

7/5/2006 Mauritius

Package fly hotel holiday at Legends Hotel

7/7/2007 to 13/7/2007 Maldives

Package holiday

7/7/2007 to 13/7/2007 Maldives

Package holiday

2009 Devon, England

Holiday at Manor House Hotel

05/07/2010 to 23/07/2010 Canada and Alaska

Inside passage cruise with Princess Cruises followed by land holiday.

05/07/2010 to 23/07/2010 Canada and Alaska

Inside passage cruise with Princess Cruises followed by land holiday.

20/09/2010 Bay of Biscay Whale Watching

Short break on P&O Ferries.

28/11/2011 Bath Spa, England

28/11/2011 Bath Spa, England

15/1/2012 to 26/1/2012 Norway Coastal Voyage

Hurtigruten Classic round trip from Bergen to Kirkenes and return to Bergen

12/08/2012 Ynys-Hir, Wales

Short break

12/08/2012 Ynys-Hir, Wales

Short break

25/09/2013 Canons Ashby

Holiday in Landmark Trust property

4/12/2013 to 5/12/2013 Bath Spa

Short break to Bath Spa

4/12/2013 to 5/12/2013 Bath Spa

Short break to Bath Spa

2014 Devon

4/2/2015 to 11/2/2015 Arctic

Holiday to the Norwegian Arctic at sea on Hurtigruten and on land in Tromso

4/2/2015 to 11/2/2015 Arctic

Holiday to the Norwegian Arctic at sea on Hurtigruten and on land in Tromso

9/6/2016 Cruising Norwegian Fjords

A scheduled holiday with P&O Cruises on board Arcadia

26 July 2016 External Event First solar power circumnavigation flight

The first circumnavigation of the Earth by a piloted fixed-wing aircraft using only solar power

26 July 2016 External Event First solar power circumnavigation flight

The first circumnavigation of the Earth by a piloted fixed-wing aircraft using only solar power

25/10/2016 to 18/11/2016 Namibia 2016

Father and son photo road trip around Namibia with a precursor of a brief stay in Cape Town. The Cape Town element based around a single plush hotel, and the Namibian part as a self drive, touring, multi location safari.

21/11/2016 to 25/11/2016 Bath Spa

A Grade I listed, Landmark Trust property, Marshal Wade's House at 14 Abbey Church Yard, Bath. Adjacent to the Abbey and Roman Baths, and the Christmas Market.

21/11/2016 to 25/11/2016 Bath Spa

A Grade I listed, Landmark Trust property, Marshal Wade's House at 14 Abbey Church Yard, Bath. Adjacent to the Abbey and Roman Baths, and the Christmas Market.

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