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A quiet day in Kotor, Montenegro

A quiet day in Kotor, Montenegro

Sep 17, 2018

After all our gadding about in recent days we thought a quiet day was called for today. I explored the intricacies of  the Montenegrin washing machine and James stitched a new patch on his famous hat. Then we set out to walk into Kotor, we thought it easier than driving and parking the car. Only

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Why spoil the story of Korcula?

Why spoil the story of Korcula?

Sep 9, 2018

One of James’ favourite sayings is “Why let the truth spoil a good story”. And this is certainly true of the gorgeous Croatian island town of Korcula. Their big claim to fame is that Marco Polo was born here. But when you do some further research you come across wonderfully ambiguous statements like “Polo is reputed

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This little beauty stole my heart!

This little beauty stole my heart!

Jul 31, 2018

One of the unexpected bonuses of housesitting is testing driving other people’s home appliances. In less than a year we have become au fait with a variety of ovens, microwaves, vacuum cleaners, washing machines and the bane of James life coffee machines. And let us not forget the entire minefield of all things television; Foxtel, Netflicks

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Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Oct 18, 2017

I have a bit of a habit of doing things on my birthday. Spectacular things that is. And they don’t come more spectacular than climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Well not in my book they don’t! My faithfully buddy in crime, James, was invited of course. Can’t do something like this on my own, and

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Looking forward

Looking forward

Sep 26, 2017

    Don’t be fooled, we are not in Cambodia yet! But we are looking forward, finally. After months of planning, selling and packing up our old lives, we are off. How do we feel about it all? I couldn’t honestly say, neither of us can really believe it has happened. On our final celebratory

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Everyone has a story

Everyone has a story

Sep 18, 2017

We both love the stories we hear when we travel. From locals, from fellow travellers and then the ones we create ourselves along the way. Over the years of running our B&B we found that old adage, everyone has a story, to be true so many times. Yet we hadn’t really expected it when we

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The Sale

The Sale

Aug 13, 2017

Six months ago when we made the decision to sell our home and business to travel, we had very fixed ideas. Very fixed ideas on who was going to sell it and who was going to buy it. Were we right? read on and find out! Fixed Idea A. Our first assumption was that a

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Alaska – my top 20 tips!

Alaska – my top 20 tips!

Jun 16, 2017

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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Wrangell Alaska, off the cruise boat trail!

Wrangell Alaska, off the cruise boat trail!

May 24, 2017

Six hours sailing on the Alaskan Marine Highway ferry from the busy port of Ketchikan brings us to Wrangell. A laid back little town of just over 2,000, where the locals stop whenever you go to cross the road. Not because it is law but because “you should never be in that much of a

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Ketchikan, Alaska’s first city

Ketchikan, Alaska’s first city

May 21, 2017

As the jet noses through the clouds we are afforded our first sight of Alaska.  The scene is one of pine trees hugging a rugged coastline and calm steel grey water. If I crane my neck I can see through the opposite window the first houses of Ketchikan. Wooden houses, some log cabins, some grand

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The Reaction

The Reaction

Mar 9, 2017

Making the decision to radically change our lives was one thing, verbalising it was quite another. Up until that point we could have backed out and not lost credibility. But thanks to the wonderful world of social media once we had put the story out there, we didn’t have to wait long for the reactions to

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