Trip Stories


  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?



  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



Do not work for Topdeck, I beg of you. Don’t do it to yourself.   My brother will sometimes say to me of a certain CD that he is playing repeatedly that it is his ‘crack cocaine’. Well, maybe Topdeck is mine. I find myself only a month out of […]

A Warning


Every trip has its up and down moments. One day you could be hiking mountains that seem to hold up the sky, drinking mulled wine with cheery locals into the night and the next you might find yourself on mind numbingly boring, sterile, public transport for 10 hours trying to […]

Swings and Roundabouts



‘Just so you know, I’m totally terrified’ That’s what I told Brian the day before my first trip started. We were sitting at the dining table in the crew house in Wemeldinge with sun pouring through the windows and paperwork spread around us. My shopping was done and the coach […]

First trip nerves