About us

by Jan

Welcome to Chimptrips

A family travel and adventure blog

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By Jan

Hello and welcome to our fabulous family travel and adventure blog, Chimptrips.

We are a family of four, with mum, dad, and twins, Jacob & Thomas (13).  We live in Surrey, on the borders of Hampshire and Berkshire, which makes it really easy to get out and explore the South of the UK.

We love writing about places to visit, UK days out and activities in the great outdoors.  We write about the destinations we’ve been to, giving ideas of things to do and itineraries.  We also review accommodation, which can range from a tent or boat to a 5-star hotel.

Please contact me on jan@chimptrips.com if you’d like to collaborate.

Since lockdown, we’ve had fun exploring and writing about our UK travel and day trips.  Recent adventures have taken us to the Cotswolds, Norfolk, the Wye Valley and Sussex.  And of course, I must mention Wales, one of our favourite holiday destinations.

When we’re not away, we write about local days out in the South and review places we’ve been.  Whatever the destination, our aim is to create detailed content with high organic engagement.

Before the lockdown we loved to travel overseas.  You’ll see from the blog some of our most memorable family trips have been a jungle adventure in Borneo, a desert trip in Abu Dhabi, and a US road trip.

“At Chimptrips we have a passion for travel and discovering new places. We love to explore and have adventures, both at home and abroad and want to inspire others”


Chimptrips Team

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I’m Jan and the rest of the team are Kevin, (my husband and travel planner) and our twin boys Jacob and Thomas, who provide the adventure.

I am a part-time working mum and freelance writer who has always loved travelling.  Before the arrival of my lovely boys, I made the most of every opportunity to see somewhere new – including China, Egypt, Vietnam, Cambodia, US and all over Europe.

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Kevin has always travelled for business and pleasure and we were always keen to share our passion for travel with our children.  They have been lucky enough to go on lots of adventures both near and far. The biggest and best adventures so far have been our US Road trip, our visit to the desert and our jungle trip to Borneo.  However, we have loved all our adventures in England, Wales, Europe, UAE, America and the Far East. Whether its walking, cycling, skiing, we love to get out there and hope to share them with you.

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Hi, I’m Jacob – I love seeing animals (especially babies), birds and insects.  To me, seeing new wildlife is the best.  My favourite so far is the cute sea otters in Monterey and the gorgeous orangutans in Borneo.  We even adopted a baby one – Archie – he is so cute!

Image of Archie the baby orangutan (From SeSepilok Rehabilitation Centre in Borneo)
Archie, copyright Orangutan Appeal UK
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I’m Thomas – I am arty and creative and am great at designing and building things.  I am fairly sporty and like to have fun playing outdoors. I love exploring different places and having new experiences on great family trips.

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