Welcome to Naked Eye Travel!
Contrary to popular belief – or at least the list of search terms for people who find their way to this site – you won’t find anyone naked or in any other state of undress here.
Sorry to disappoint.
No, this is Naked Eye Travel, as in places you see with your naked eye while travelling.
Get it? See, not that hard really!
Everything on Naked Eye Travel is written or photographed by Craig and Michelle Lewis, with the occasional guest poster.
Unlike most travel websites, we’re not nomadic travellers wandering from place to place throughout their lives.
We both have jobs. We have a permanent, bricks and mortar house.
But despite that we both love travel and to get away as much as we can – sometimes to visit an ancestral manor house a few miles down the road, sometimes to spend weeks backpacking through Peru, Australia or Canada.
As J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, on behalf of Bilbo Baggins: ‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to’.
Of course, Bilbo’s journey took him to the Lonely Mountain and on a quest to claim treasure from the dragon Smaug.
But the idea that each day, each step away from the familiar, each trip into the unknown can wind up in an adventure is surely one that is familiar to all travellers.
Far from being, as Tolkien’s hobbits might say, ‘nasty, uncomfortable things that make you late for dinner’ adventures are exciting, awe-inspiring and mind broadening – and should be embraced.
Naked Eye Travel chronicles our adventures in every part of the world, from the park at the end of the road to deepest, darkest Peru.
We hope you enjoy the adventure.

Who are we?

Craig Lewis:

Verona, Italy

Countries visited: 26 Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Norway, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Estonia, Poland, Austria, Malta, Turkey, Belgium, Cyprus, Slovakia, Croatia, Egypt, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Peru, West Indies (St Lucia)

Favourite place: Australia’s east coast

Best food: Thailand

Biggest adventure: Trekking the Inca Trail

Last trip abroad: Lisbon, Portugal

Next trip abroad: America – New York, Las Vegas, Dallas, New Orleans, Washington

Michelle Lewis:

Michelle on the Great Wall of ChinaCountries visited: 33 Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Norway, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Estonia, Greece, Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia, Poland, Austria, Malta, Turkey, Sweden, Cyprus, Slovakia, Croatia, Egypt, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Peru, West Indies (St Lucia)

Favourite place: Grand Canyon

Best food: On the Inca Trail

Biggest adventure: China and Japan

Last trip abroad: Lisbon, Portugal

Next trip abroad: Seville, Spain

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