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Our adventures so far…. the first year

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July 2012 to June 2013 One year into our travels, we quickly realised we were travelling behind schedule. It took a year to get half way around and so now we have a year to get home across the other half!  You can read about our decision in our blog  ‘Breaking News…‘ Here’s where we […]

Gap Year Families Unite in La Paz

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La Paz is a fascinating vibrant city perched on the Altiplano in the high Andes of Bolivia. Wherever you look, you’ll surrounded by busy cityscapes backed by dramatic mountain peaks! Altitude ranges from around 4000m in the northern suburbs to 3000m – lower altitudes are typically more affluent. We find an excellent aparthotel somewhere in […]

Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Adventure


Machu Picchu was always a planned highlight of our round the world family gap year – although Martin suggested at one point we skip it and come back when the kids are bigger? No way! – OK so it’s crowded, but you have to go! Probably the first highlight that comes to most people’s minds […]

A few days of R & R in Coca, Ecuador

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At the end of our hot but amazing river journey from Belem in Brazil to Coca in Ecuador,  Hotel Le Mision was quite a find! There isn’t much listed on trip advisor or which both list only posh jungle lodgings 20km or more out of town. We’d read Coca was a bit of a […]

Rio Napo – Diary Days 8-9 Vencedores (Peru) and Nuevo Rocaforte (Ecuador)

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Our last days with Gerson and the crew on our little boat are suddenly nearly over as we make good time and near the Peru Ecuador border. We still have little idea where we’re going to end up or how we’re going to make it to Coca (Puerto Franciso de Orellana) where we’ll end our […]

Digital Nomad?


Our lovely kids have come to call our family gap year a ‘holiday’ and rather than dent their enthusiasm we have not shattered the illusion just yet (lucky they don’t read the blog every day, Horrid Henry is more interesting!). So will life on the road be much of a holiday?

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