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New Zealand: Lake Taupo & The Waikato Valley

After completing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, the atmosphere in the van changed. I don’t think I was the only one who felt this way. We were making our way towards Auckland to return to our respective homes and I think the idea of our journey coming to an end put a doused our spirits. 1,250 more words


Sri Lanka: April 2015 Final Post

After another lazy morning we headed back to Colombo and into a frenzy of shopping. Staying at the royal and regal Kingsbury hotel was convenient for all our purchasing needs of cotton outfits and local groceries; and hands down they have the softest most comfortable beds I’ve ever slept in. 965 more words


New Zealand: The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

A single snow capped peak towered towards the sky. Mount Ruapehu looked like the remains of a mountain after a serious of violent eruptions have torn its summit to pieces again and again. 2,746 more words


Camping check list

If any of you are thinking of venturing into the great outdoors for a camping trip this summer, especially those with older twins, then this camping checklist may be helpful… 287 more words

Family Holiday

New Zealand: Kapiti Island

In arriving at Jason’s home we approached the end of our planned itinerary. We were looking ahead to things we wanted to do as and when we came to them, the loose plan in place was subject to change. 1,297 more words


Not part of the great Japlan

January 2015 marked the final family holiday I would attend. It came one month after my lonesome European adventure and I was having difficulty handing over my newly found independence so quickly.But I instantly loved Japan. 245 more words


Scuba diving with scuba Steve

We caught up with Steve Ford (known affectionately to us as ‘Scuba Steve’), our favourite scuba diving instructor on the island – we personally dive with him, and he is the most qualified in the region: 524 more words