Mum, is this how they read in Australia?

My arms hurt! More

Should we buy a Round the World ticket – Mo’s response and thoughts….

Moai at Rano Raraku, Easter Island

Easter Island

No no no – I spent much of yesterday afternoon looking into how we can fly To Rio using air miles and buy tickets from Santiago onward. Easier said than done. Really disappointed to discover that ‘hopping’ around Pacific Islands is not quite the same as ‘hopping’ around Greek Islands…


Should we buy a Round The World Ticket?

DeHaviland Otter N1018B beached tail-in. Plane...

Cheaper than a 747

A round the world ticket sounds like a great idea and is what every travel agent seems to suggest so are we sold on the idea?

Pros: More

Interview with Zoe – Part 1

Mum interviewed me about our gap year and this is it!

Zoe, what do you think about our plans to travel the world?

I don’t know! I think it’s going to be fun but I’m going to miss my friends and my teacher Miss Jane

What are you looking forward to most?

Well, staying with different people. And well…. More

Interview with Ben Part 1

Mum interviewed me about our family gap year and this was it:-

Ben, what do you think about our plans to travel the world?

I think that it’ll be very nice to go to other countries, make new friends and be with my family all the time and not have my parents working all the time.

What are you looking forward to most?

The Adventure Travel Show, how useful for a Family Gap Year?

With Oma baby sitting and Mo and I nursing mild hangovers we jumped on a train up to Olympia to visit the Adventure Travel Show a couple of weekends ago to do some research for our family gap year. Not sure what to expect but as usual nothing ventured, nothing gained.

I recognised quite a few of the speakers but the closest we got to any talks was standing next to Charley Boorman in the coffee area which was a shame as I would have found them pretty interesting (and Mo would have worried that I was after a bit too much adventure!). Nick Hewer of Apprentice fame was giving a talk More

4 Months to D Day!

Eek! The ticker on our countdown has just moved from 5 to 4 months!

After scouting around for families who have written or blogged about their gap year experiences, I’ve been reading Elisa Bernick’s ‘Family Sabbatical Handbook’ and blog from her family’s 18 month adventure living in Mexico


Ipad dropped from space!

iPad screens might be tough but when they break they really shatter, I should know! More

We are on Twitter and other milestones!

We joined Twitter a few days ago and just noticed that our tweets are showing up on Google which reminded me that we should really tell the world that you can read about us in 140 characters. @MMBZL is our tag in case you are an avid  More

Zoe’s Memories – The Adventure in Cambodia and Thailand

In Zoe’s exact words (and Dad just typing).

We went on a fantastic elephant More

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