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Celebrating our Two Year Travel Birthday


11th July 2014. We’ve been two years on the road – 104 weeks, or 730 days – where has it gone?!! And now we’re embarking on Year 3 …. But only for a month, then we’ll be home, which we all have mixed feelings about! Can’t wait to see all our friends and family, enjoy […]

The Real Maldives on a gap year budget!

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February 2014. We arrive in the Maldives, our 22nd country, from Sri Lanka on our 45th flight, and celebrate our 18 month travelling milestone. So we’re not going to be able to brag about our light carbon footprint – it’s a long old way around this globe and with low cost airlines luring us to […]

Tea, temples and so much more in Sri Lanka


We hadn’t thought to include Sri Lanka in our plans, but when we realised it was a good place to apply for Indian visas and we could take a cheap flight from Kuala Lumpur and head on to Southern India, whilst hopefully meeting with our friends from Penang who had put us up for 10 days […]

Friends and Festivities in Malaysia and Singapore


We arrive in Penang, north west Malaysia from Sumatra, Indonesia… It’s the middle of December. Our main reason for coming to Penang is the chance for a quick stop to meet with five or six other travelling families who we’ve met ‘on line’, shared experiences and tips and enjoyed each other’s blogs. And thanks to another […]

Our adventures so far …. the second year


Latest Update 11.07.14 Today marks the end of our second year of travel! 730 days on the road. Where did it go?!? We’re still trying to write up all our stories and post them, but meanwhile, here is an up to date snapshot of the journey in year 2! I’ll be adding a mix of […]

We’re still alive after crossing the Pacific


Sorry we’ve been rather quiet for a few weeks and thanks for the check ups! We’re still alive, arrived safely in Sydney this week! We’ve spent 4 months crossing the Pacific. We’ve seen the tsunami warnings, dodged the earthquakes, survived the sharks and sea snakes, survived the 24 hour ferry crossings, even got by without […]

Draft Itinerary Year 2….

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March 2014. This page shows our Year 2 Itinerary as at June 2013 when we were in New Zealand. I remember adding the page as I sat at the dining table in my friend Claire’s house in Auckland, feeling like this was our home away from home midway break before we embarked on the second […]

Our Itinerary – first draft!


At the beginning of 2012 we decided to start planning a family gap year in earnest. We started to tell people about it and we put a huge map up at home where we spent a few pleasant hours mulling over our goals and where we thought we wanted to go…. That was quite easy, […]

95 days and counting…

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The countdown to departure day (d-day) on my iPhone is now under 100! 95 days today, to be precise. We now have a to let sign outside our house and we’ve started the long process of decluttering! This is a big deal for us, 

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


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…

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