Hi, we’re Coralie and Mo, founders of Grey Globetrotters. Here’s where you can find out a little about us.
We’re travel addicts with more than four decades of international travel experience, to over 35 countries across five continents so far.
Between us we’ve raised three wonderful children, lived in five countries and we’ve each moved house more times than we can count! We’ve become rather expert at packing, both houses and suitcases and we know the best way to travel is carry on only!
We love affordable luxury, off-the-beaten-track adventures, delicious street food and sipping a cold G&T in new places. We hope to inspire other midlife women to follow their travel dreams too.
Let us help you with:
-> How and where to find the best deals on cheap flights
-> Practical planning tips to make the most of your time away
-> Easy ways to spend less and travel more
-> Travel essentials never to leave home without
-> Packing like a ninja – never queue for hold baggage again
-> How to score an upgrade at the airport check in desk
-> Essential safety tips for solo women travelers
-> Travel during the menopause
-> Managing jet lag
-> Finding the best travel insurance
-> Discovering incredible destinations
More About Us
3 Things About Coralie
Growing up in pre-internet times, I spent hours in libraries and at home devouring atlases, encyclopedias and pretty much any books I could get my hands on. I loved novels that gave me an insight into the lives of people in other countries. Today, I still get through a couple of books every week.
My first solo trip was an adventure holiday when I was 10, which I researched, planned and badgered my folks into booking for me. I had a ball.
Four years later I won a competition to work with conservation volunteers in India and Nepal for a month, so off I went without my parents!! I helped fit a tracking collar on a tiger, swam in a river with fish-eating crocodiles, met people from all over the world and visited the iconic Taj Mahal and Red Fort.
That visit changed my life – I had fallen in love with adventurous travel.
Since then I’ve traveled extensively for business and pleasure, in a group, as a couple, with my son and on my own. I’ve made mistakes, however along the way I’ve learned how to plan like a ninja, to score the best travel bargains and to pack so light I only need a cabin bag for most trips.
Importantly I’ve also learned how to stay safe and healthy when traveling, how to survive as a solo female traveler and how to cope when things don’t go quite to plan.
When friends and colleagues kept asking me how, as a single mum, I can afford my travel adventures and how I always manage to fit so much into my trips, I began blogging to share my travel tips with them and with other midlife women who are just like me.
I am going to keep having fun every day I have left, because there is no other way of life. You just have to decide whether you are a Tigger or an EeyoreRandy Pausch
3 Things About Mo
My first experience of international travel was as a small child, when my dad accepted a banking role in the Cayman Islands. I grew up with the ocean as my backyard, sand between my toes and an insider’s view of the Caribbean.
With family and friends in many US states, I’ve enjoyed some memorable trips and Florida feels like my second home.
History Nerd and Dreamer
As a young girl, I was the one who had to be dragged out of museums, as I loved history so much. I always dreamed of visiting China, but raising my two wonderful daughters and a rewarding but poorly paid career as an NHS nurse put paid to those dreams for many years.
Live music is one of my great passions, which both of my daughters share. We’ve enjoyed many trips to festivals to see some of the best bands in the world, but I have yet to convince Coralie to come to a festival with me (she’s still a festival virgin!).
The Weird Reason We Met
Mo lives with Coralie’s ex-husband (“Grumpy”). Over the years we’ve become close friends, sharing the ups and downs of parenting with good humour and plenty of wine. Our children love each other and “Grumpy” is vastly amused that we get on so well.
With a shared love of cultural travel, we often leave Grumpy and the kids behind, heading off on our travels together. We’re always planning a new trip…
We’ve met lots of over 50s women like us, with a real hunger to travel adventurously. They’ve told us they need tips, guides and resources to help them truly realise their travel dreams.
Grey Globetrotters is For Midlife Women Who Want to See More of the World.
What Does Grey Globetrotters Have for You?
- ‘Warts and all’ destination guides
- Planning and packing lists designed for midlife women travelers, helping you to travel light but with everything you need for your trips
- Tried and true travel tips based on decades of personal and business travel experience
- Tips on how make small changes at home so you can save like a pro and fund your travels
What’s Different About Grey Globetrotters?
Coralie now lives in Yorkshire where people are well-known for plain speaking. There’s no fluff, no gloss and no pretence. People tell it how it is.
Mo is a retiried nurse, used to helping people undeerstand uncomfortable truths.
We’ve brought this approach to Grey Globetrotters, so you’ll only read about places we’ve actually visited and we will always give you the full unedited picture.
If something is amazing, we’ll tell you but if something isn’t so good, we’ll let you know that too. It’s only fair.
Thanks for stopping by. We can’t wait to help you plan your travel adventures.
If you have any questions, we’d love to help you. The best way to get in touch is by e-mail. Feel free to drop us a mail through our contact form — we reply to every email we receive.