Having concluded our Asian sojourn we returned to our hometown – Melbourne, in mid-February. Our return was to honour a commitment we’d made a few years earlier to a dear friend that had asked us to pet sit her two little doggies. As chance would have it our niece was getting married in mid-April so […]Read More
Introduction Millions of Monarch Butterflies make an epic journey every year from the USA and Canada to Central Mexico. I had seen this natural spectacle on one of Sir David Attenborough’s natural history documentaries for the BBC many years earlier and it had always fascinated me. Whilst investigating how to fill in a two week […]Read More
February was a very busy month as we travelled to, and through, 4 countries – Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. The ancient Khmer Kingdom of Angkor Wat has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember so I was very excited that we were finally going to see this architectural wonder. […]Read More
A New Year generally starts with a reflection of the previous year and in our case this was no different. What was surprising to us though were the “figures” that accompanied that review. To be frank – they were quite staggering. We never imagined that over the course of 2018 we would have visted 16 […]Read More
Introduction On 9th April 2017 we set off on our worldwide roving retirement having sold almost every possession we owned. We had taken an adult gap year (read about it here) during 2016 and had an idea of what our full year costs would be and budgeted accordingly. We had hoped that we could travel […]Read More
I’m finding that writing a blog post takes too much time so I’m experimenting with doing a short weekly video review of our travels. In this first video I cover the week up to 28th May, 2018. Having spent the previous 3 weeks on a repeat house sit in Sant Feliu de Guixols on the […]Read More
My last post was January 28th, 2018 – almost 4 months ago!!! I’m not particularly happy or proud of that because there are so many things I’ve wanted to blog about. It’s just that, for those that have never done a blog, they take an inordinate amount of time to put together. We went back […]Read More
Madaba – the city of mosaics Madaba, known as the “City of Mosaics”, is 30km south of Amman, along the 5,000-year-old Kings´ Highway. The remains of the oldest known map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land can be found here on the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. The mosaic map comprises more […]Read More
Our Jordanian adventure started when we arrived at Queen Alia airport after midnight following a delayed flight from Barcelona. Our rep guided us through immigration and to meet the other members of our tour group who had been waiting for us. The 40 minute taxi ride into central Amman saw us finally put our heads down […]Read More
The Middle East is full of amazingly interesting countries however safety and security prevent many from visiting this part of the world. When I suggested we go to Jordan for a week on our way back from Europe to Thailand Jacqueline was a little apprehensive.Read More
Six months into our new roving retirement and we are loving it. Having sold virtually all of our possessions we left Australia on April 9th, 2017 to pursue a new approach to life – full time, slow travel providing House Sitting services as a way to offset our travel costs. It’s now mid-October and […]Read More
Our first full week in the South of France and we’ve been busy little bees getting out and about enjoying all that this region has to offer – beautiful rolling hills, vineyards and medieval towns.Read More
Glenn, for many years, has had romantic ideas about spending 6 months living in a sugar cube house on a Greek Island and the remainder of the year living in Australia.
“It will never work! How can we afford it? Won’t we get bored? What about our house, jobs?” was my response.