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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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Australian Favourites

Australian Favourites

Oct 7, 2017

A reoccurring theme runs unashamedly through my writing, a love of animals. Both domestic and wild. Wherever we are in the world, if there is an animal experience on offer we are in the front row. Okay maybe not where snakes are concerned, we are not even in the audience! Whilst we are housesitting on

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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 end of an era

The end of an era

Aug 28, 2017

After the initial euphoria of the sale had subsided the cold hard reality that this is really happening set in. Fourteen years of our lives has to be packed up, sold off or handed over. Mixed feelings? you bet! Somedays I am excited about it and other days I burst into tears at the thought

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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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48 hours in Juneau – avoiding the crowds!

48 hours in Juneau – avoiding the crowds!

Jun 27, 2017

With just two days to explore Juneau we weren’t going to waste a minute! First on our list was scaling Mt Roberts to get a bird’s eye view of Alaska’s capital. We had intended to ride the tramway to the peak, but James unearthed a clever alternative.  You can pay US$32 each for the short tram

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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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It’s a bear day in Eagle River Alaska

It’s a bear day in Eagle River Alaska

Jun 15, 2017

“Mother bear and two cubs, out the front of the house.” Our host’s voice rings out clearly in the silent early morning house. We are out of bed and over to the window in seconds. Nothing, so we tumble downstairs to meet our hosts in the kitchen. There the five of us stand in our

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It’s birds and bears in Sitka, Alaska

It’s birds and bears in Sitka, Alaska

May 28, 2017

You may have noticed a theme running strongly through my blog. Animals. When ever we get a whiff of a good animal experience we just have to check it out, and in Sitka we found two. The Alaska Raptor Centre and the Fortress of the Bear. The Raptor Centre was established back in 1980, in

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Kroeshel Wildlife Centre, Haines Alaska

Kroeshel Wildlife Centre, Haines Alaska

May 26, 2017

“Now I want you to howl. Loud as you like. Letting all the tension out.” And like a good little group we follow orders and howl. “Feels good doesn’t it?” encourages Steve. And yes it does actually! Just as we are all really getting into it another voice joins us. A quite different voice. Isis

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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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