The Red Star Special is in my personal opinion, the best trip in the brochure. You get all the great bonding experiences that come from a camping trip, living in each others pockets, eating outside, great campsites for playing sport and taking walks as well as of course the […]

The best trip in the brochure

  Bec played a game with our passengers called ‘Fish of Fortune! whilst we were in Stockholm. At the supermarket we had sourced plenty of fish related delicacies. Tuna, Smoked Salmon, Prawns, Clams, Fishermens Friend – and Surstromming. For those of you not familiar with it, surstromming is Baltic sea […]

Would you care for a fermented fish?

Getting to work with two amazing crew members. Working and playing with Maciej and Amanda every day was a privileged and a pleasure. They are always full of positive energy, enthusiasm and know how. I miss you both.     The passengers who shaped the trips. I had passengers ask me […]

Highlights of the European Adventure

  Done. Finished. Kaput.   I am currently dusting my hands off and stretching out after the last of my trips for the year. No more trips, no more site work and no more Topdeck.   At this exact moment, I am so excited by this prospect. The ability to […]

The end of the season is upon us

  This was always going to be a great trip. Firstly it is the first trip of my 3rd season, I have been looking forward to being back on the road ever since I got off my last trip 8 months ago! Secondly, it is a trip that I haven’t […]

The trip I’ve been waiting for

The jump seat is that little seat next to the driver that you hardly notice as you enter the coach. It folds up like a cinema seat and is often the spot where the trip leader spends his or her days using the wide dashboard as an office desk and […]

Jumping in the Jump Seat

  “Crew – A group of people who work closely together”   How close can you get with someone that you work with? When I worked in an office it was usual to separate work from play and people at work knew me in a different way than the people […]

Crew Love

Rome’s newest site manager is Rozie. She got here 3 weeks ago now and made herself indispensable pretty quickly. This. Girl. Can. Cook. Midnight feasts of tahini, polenta, mushrooms and spinach? Lunches of lasagna as red as the wine she liberally poured in to the pot and thick with herbs […]

Meet Rozie, our newest site manager

I’ve been at Rome site for 2 weeks now and it is the perfect way to ease myself back in to the Topdeck season. We may have cold mornings and evenings, but at our site in Switzerland, they had snow. Not as many trips come through Rome site as the […]

Rome is where the heart is – what are we ...

Topdeck training trips are starting again next month and I have had a few people asking me for tips and suggestions on how to prepare for them. In my opinion there are 3 main things that will lead you to not perform as well as you could on training. 1. Being […]

Tips for surviving Topdeck training trip