Trip Journals


  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


Coming in to Berlin we visited the soviet monument at Treptow park. We were the first there and as we waited coach after coach pulled in behind us. There were going to be 8 groups all together in Berlin and the convoy had begun in Dresden. The plan was that during […]

The last leg



In Venice I made a quick dinner of gnocchi with a creamy mushroom and bacon sauce and a communal starter of cheese with caramelized walnuts. I had no idea who was working on site there and was thrilled to find out that both Laura’s and Stevie were there. That night […]

We went to Oktoberfest! Almost.


I did go in to Pisa.The rain was bucketing down but I had my raincoat and we just walked fast and got on with it. We dropped the passengers off at the field of miracles and Erin and I went for Pizza and wine and long talks about Topdeck. Pisa […]

Bravo Italia



This morning I woke quite disorientated and stumbled around the room trying to find a light in the pitch black. This often happens in Lauterbrunnen because their rooms are light tight and I always wake up thinking ‘where am I?’ It comes from moving so much, I have to lie […]

Pleased to introduce – Fabio


I have just finished my third and last trip for the year and it has ended on such a high. My second season with Topdeck has given me a lot of new experiences and it felt nice to end the season with a trip I have done before and on […]

Camping makes you sexy



The night out in Jyvaskyla was fun. We bussed into the city and walked up to a bar that seemed very local. Dark music and sketchy Finnish characters. Quite a few rounds went down there until the first game of the soccer world cup started at 11pm and a bunch […]

Everything good must come to an end…