Independent travel adventures by a couple who haven't seen their 20's for quite a while,
yet who aren't about to hang up their walking boots anytime soon!

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The first two months of our nomadic adventure

The first two months of our nomadic adventure

On 15th September 2017 we completed on our property sale and started our nomadic adventure. And what a lot of ground we have covered since then. Both mentally and physically. I honestly didn’t know how I was going to go, not having the security of a home to return to. So far so good, I

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No Picnic at Hanging Rock

No Picnic at Hanging Rock

I would hazard a guess that most Australians know the movie “Picnic at Hanging Rock“. It is one of my favourite Australian movies of all time. And one I insisted James watch before he came to live in Oz. It is the story of a girl’s school picnic to Hanging Rock on Valentine’s Day 1900

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A walk in the Dandenongs

A walk in the Dandenongs

  We are huge fans of pulling our boots on and getting out into nature. Whether you call it walking, hiking or tramping we love it! And the gorgeous Dandenong Ranges, just 35kms from the heart of Melbourne, are a walker’s dream. After all those steep gardens I thought we deserved an easy mark to

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Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges

Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges

The scene is set as soon as we walk in the gate. Sitting unceremoniously in plastic buckets are glossy red Waratah blooms for sale. Nothing special to Dandenong locals but to a Queenslander, it was enough to send me fumbling for my camera! A mere 35kms from Melbourne the Dandenong Ranges are a low mountain

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Alaska – my top 20 tips!

Alaska – my top 20 tips!

Alaska is truly the last frontier. It lived up to every dream we held for it and then some. As always when we travel we like to share a few tips with you that we learnt along the way! My Tips You will need to get yourself an ESTA, an American Visa. You can apply

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The Decision

The Decision

After nearly 14 years of running our multi award winning B&B we have decided it is time for a change. For a new adventure. And that adventure involves unpicking our lives, selling our home and business, and travelling. Travelling like we have never travelled before. Approaching mid 50s in my case and tumbling down the

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

The first rays of sunlight illuminate the scene, and the ruins reveal themselves through the mist.  The thick dark green vegetation that surrounds the site, acts as a natural frame to a tableau, which could not be more perfect. From my rocky perch on Huayna Picchu I look down on one of the most celebrated vistas in the world, the

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O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

In a flash of red the King Parrot ousts the Crimson Rosella from prime position on top of my head. The Rosella undeterred by the new status quo repositions himself on my shoulder, then proceeds to edge down my arm. How cute, I think, until I realise he has his beady bird eye on my

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The Sacred Valley beyond Machu Picchu

The Sacred Valley beyond Machu Picchu

There is no question about it, Machu Picchu is the glittering gem in the coronet that is Peru’s Sacred Valley. The Peruvians know it and guard it fiercely and have built a very slick tourism operation around it. And as a tourist I can only say it lives up to every expectation I held and

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It’s all about pandas!

It’s all about pandas!

When I was a child my parents bought me a toy panda bear one Christmas, and so unwittingly started my love affair with pandas. It was then a no-brainer for me when James announced he wanted to go to China, the first words out of my mouth were “I want to see Pandas”, shallow soul

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Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

You hear them before you see them. A low rumble which turns to a growing roar as you make your way along the metal walkway. Then all at once you are upon them. Great plumes of spray shooting high into the air, water-drops acting like prisms creating mini rainbows in the afternoon light. You are

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Leshan Giant Buddha

Leshan Giant Buddha

He is tall, there is no doubt about it. 71 metres to be precise, he stares out imperiously over the junction of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers that he was built to calm, and interesting enough he has achieved just that. Not by his withering stare mind you, but by the fact that the

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