About us

by Jan

Welcome to Chimptrips

A family travel and adventure blog

Image of Jan the Blog author for About me page

By Jan

Hello and welcome to our fabulous family travel and adventure blog, Chimptrips.  This is the section where you get to find out all about us

The Chimptrips family consists of mum, dad, and twins, Jacob & Thomas (15).  We live in Surrey, on the borders of Hampshire and Berkshire, which makes it easy to get out and explore the south of the UK.

The blog was born after our epic trip to Borneo, when many friends wanted details of our plans and itinerary.

Since then, we’ve been writing about all our trips, places to visit, UK days out and activities in the great outdoors.  We love planning our own holidays and seeing as much as possible.  We always book travel, accommodation, and activities independently, so we can tailor our trip for us.

In our posts, we write about the destinations we’ve been to, sharing ideas of the best things to do and see.  We often share our itineraries to help inspire others to plan their own trip and review our 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, have somewhere you’d like us to visit or want to know more about us.

Recent memorable trips include a 4-week trip to Thailand, a week on the Jurassic Coast, and a road trip in Northern Ireland.  Whatever the destination, our aim is to create detailed content with high organic engagement.

When we’re not away we get out and about to try local attractions, sights, and hikes.  Plus, as the kids are getting older, we also have some adult-only weekends away.

“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

Janet - image of Blog owner

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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