Here’s to Appreciation!

Greetings to you all, It is almost impossible to fathom how quickly our days turn into months and the sheer speed with which our year progresses. It feels like it was just a few days ago that we saw in the New Year, celebrating with our cousins in Jordan, and yet, inRead More

A Perfect Day In All Its Imperfections

Here I sit on the Wadi Araba border, just on the other side of the Yitzhak Rabin crossing, not quite in Jordan and no longer in Israel. We are here now nearly an hour. Why? Well, it turns out that Dad’s Jordan Pass has a problem and since the embassyRead More

Of Dawns and Dreams

      When I close my eyes and think back to my earliest memories I can see the flames in the fireplace in our old house in Australia, the tiled floors hidden underneath the mountain ranges of books stretching out from underneath my feet, and me amidst it all.Read More

Ye Old York – How To Have A Very Merry Time Indeed

I first saw York from the car window. An instant in between passing trees, road signs and traffic lights. A glimpse. I’d seen York before. In my dreams. Through books I’d read and stories I’d loved, through history passed down through the eyes of those who’d called York their homeRead More

Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again: Worldschooling in a Nutshell

I see a thousand faces blaze before my eyes. They morph quicker than I can breathe and I see that they are my friends, my family, ones tied to me by blood and soul. Then suddenly they are travellers met in the heat of the moment, ones known for allRead More

Looks Like Heaven – Our First Day in Mexico

The palm fronds sway languidly in time with the beat of the bus as the driver swerves left round a corner, missing a gardener trimming the airport hedges by a hair’s breadth. My mind barely registers the close call. For a moment I’m still up above the clouds, marvelling atRead More

New York City: A Christmas Cliche

You might imagine Christmas in NYC as a cliche of chestnuts roasting on an open fire and Jack Frost nipping at your nose. This is the image that Hollywood and the NYC Tourist Board wants you to see of NYC, but if you scratch the surface a little, you canRead More

Necessity – The Motherhood of Adventure

Throughout our travels, we come face-to-face with the often asked burning question of how we can afford to travel the way we do, on what is now close to a six-year odyssey of adventure, learning and discovery, which continues to be filled with the passion necessary to keep it thriving.Read More

The Real Mary King’s Close: What Really Lies Beneath Edinburgh

When planning a visit to Edinburgh, there can be so much to see and do. I know exactly how overwhelmed a traveler can get, scanning Trip Advisor anxiously for the best reviews, scouring the web for informative travel blogs, trying to gain some insight into this marvellous city of culture,Read More