Outside my Front Door is a series of posts by fellow travel bloggers who share what is … outside of their own front door

The Guy has been a frequent international business traveller for over 13 years. He spent most of 2000-2001 living and working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He now covers six continents of the world on a frequent basis, rarely a month passes when he doesn’t jet off to some foreign land. You can read about his ventures on his travel blog Flights And Frustration or check out his new venture Travel Blogger Interviews.

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Outside my front door is a small sample of British civilisation today. A small housing estate made of diverse individuals, families and village life.

I live on a small complex of a private housing estate. My street comprises around 40 houses on this concrete jungle of human creation. All made from bricks and mortar as colours vary from red to sand.

Built in 1999 this housing estate reflects the trappings of modern day living. Little privacy, crammed in housing and too many cars to safely navigate the road. In fact parking has been a major issue of contention down my street in recent years.

As one of only two houses on the street I seek to place my car in the garage overnight. Yet the inadequacy of parking spaces and too many vehicles per house (including visitors) meant I was often unable to gain access onto or off my drive way. In spite of efforts by the local councillor and the police there was no other option than to expand the width of my driveway at my own cost to gain access.

Modern living, cars on the street

Random people still park opposite but it is less of a stressful issue for me now.

Whilst this concrete jungle is a reflection of modern living we are close to being at one with nature.

Literally a few minutes’ walk from outside my front door is the wonderful countryside of East Yorkshire. We can climb a steep road to gain views of wildlife, greenery and the Humber Estuary. Fresh air and the peacefulness of nature are always within reach.

However for true escapism travel is always a release. Whether I’m looking for the most famous beach in the world or enjoying the highlights of a big city like Melbourne and its street art or sporting culture. I often venture to the airport to find out what can’t be seen from my bedroom window. I know there is natural beauty around me. The world can offer so much more.

I’m happy in my home and it provides a place of refuge and sanctity. However when I venture outside my front door I always know there is a whole world out there. And I will explore it, one step at a time.

A road to the East Yorkshire countryside

Author bio

The Guy has been a frequent international business traveller for over 13 years. He spent most of 2000-2001 living and working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He now covers six continents of the world on a frequent basis, rarely a month passes when he doesn’t jet off to some foreign land. You can read about his ventures on his travel blog Flights And Frustration or check out his new venture Travel Blogger Interviews.

He can also be followed on The Guy ✈ Twitter and on Facebook.

Thank you so much, it is always interesting to discover what is “Outside my Front Door” from fellow travellers. Regards, Paula and Gordon @gordyandpaula