Temples in Bagan, Myanmar

The incredible temples of Bagan are just one of the many highlights of Myanmar in South East Asia.  We had planned on spending a couple of days here, but we were having such a good time that we ended up staying for a week.  This is a not-to-be-missed destination in Myanmar and well worth, Read More

Sailing boat yacht fender knots

We’ve been joking about buying a boat, filling it fun of gin and sailing around the world for years, even before our kids were born. It was such a ridiculous dream that neither of us actually meant it. So guess what we’re going to do next…..  We don’t have a boat and we don’t, Read More

Kayaking on a Borneo river

There are a few awesome adventures to be had when visiting Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo, and jungle kayaking in Kuching is one of them.  It’s a full-on day trip from the city that gets you out into the jungle.  You can find a video of our day on the water below.

Songkran Bangkok Thailand

A short walk through the streets of Bangkok during the madness of Songkran.  Fantastic fun!  Iced water makes you scream when you are not expecting it!  

8 easy steps to saving enough money to drop everything and travel the world We had already been saving money to take our sons (aged 9 and 11) on overseas family backpacking adventures.   But when we decided to drop everything and travel around Asia for a year, we had to turn our money, Read More

We’re going home After travelling through nine countries over almost eleven months with our two kids, we are sitting in the dark on our 22nd and final flight of our year-long Asian backpacking family adventure, bound for Heathrow, London.  It’s 3.30am London time but 11.30am Sydney time.  My body is fully aware that it’s, Read More

Zebra Rock Mine tour

Zebra Rock Mine and Campground is a fantastic family owned campsite, run by Australians Kim and Ruth with their daughter Opal.  It’s the only place in the world that you can see the unique 1.3 billion year old zebra rock in the ground, and the only working zebra rock mine.  Only a couple of, Read More

Whether we were driving in Bruce or tramping through the outback, we got to have a pretty good look around the Kimberly. But it’s always good to get a different perspective on a place and, as budgetary concerns had been left in Asia, we grabbed the opportunities presented to try something new. Horses and, Read More

Magic light at Windjana Gorge

Three hundred and eighty million years ago, in the Devonian period, Australia was busy building it’s first barrier reef.  But this was over in the Northwest of the country, not on the east coast. At the time, the seabed was falling away and the sea was getting deeper, but at a rate that was, Read More

After the isolation of our time at Charnley River Station, we headed off to explore some of the more popular places on the Gibb River Road. Having been greeted by the very enthusiastic Barry and Jeanette, I was somewhat disappointed with how tightly we had to squeeze Bruce into the Silent Grove campsite. But, Read More