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All good things …

Jamie – 29 December 2011 We’ve tried not to count down the days.  It’s impossible not to of course.  This evening at 11.30pm we board QF94 bound for Melbourne and that final journey marks the end of our six month … Continue reading

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A family Christmas

Jamie – 25 December 2011 Merry Christmas everyone (although for most reading this posting it is already late Boxing day). In LA however we still have a few hours of the day itself. Right from the early days of planning … Continue reading

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Biking the Golden Gate

Jamie – 20 December 2011 San Francisco is a pretty laid back city and our time here has been similarly relaxed. As Bec said, we are staying in the Fisherman’s Wharf area and it has given our time here a very … Continue reading

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BYO Chocks

Bec – 17th December 2011 We’ve hit San Francisco, after a wonderful week in Lake Tahoe, full of adrenalin and high expectations and after only two days, I can already report that the city of San Fran …… hasn’t disappointed and … Continue reading

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Skiing in California

Jamie – 13 December 2011 It turns out American Airlines filed for Chapter 11 (bankruptcy) on the day we flew from Washington to Orlando. I doubt that had anything to do with our delay and subsequent re-routing via Dallas but it … Continue reading

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Theme parks and weighty issues

Jamie – 8 December 2011 We have had just over a week now in Orlando and it has been a very relaxing week indeed.  The weather has been warm – mid 20’s each day – and we have been reasonably unstructured … Continue reading

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Printing money and dodgy airlines

Jamie – 1 December 2011 We flew into Washington a little sad, having had such a great time with family and friends in New York City.  We didn’t realise how much we had missed this part of our lives until we … Continue reading

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Loving The Big Apple

Jamie – 26 November 2011 I’ve been to New York City quite a few times in my life.  I ran the marathon here twice in the late 80’s and have travelled here on work and holiday several times since.  I still … Continue reading

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Subway Pole-itics

Jamie – 24 November 2011 Most New Yorkers ride the Metro each day to go to work, and it is not unusual for a busker to board and ply their trade, be it with their voice, a guitar, accordion and … Continue reading

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Ben, Jerry and Irene

Jamie – 16 November 2011 We saw Boston as a bit of a layover as we adjusted to the six hour timezone change from Amsterdam.  That said, we enjoyed our time there and it was nice to be back in … Continue reading

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Boston Buns, Burgers and Political Satire

Bec – 11 November 2011 Whilst in Boston we visited ‘Bartley’s Burgers’, an eating institution for the students of Harvard University since 1960. Featured in the movie, ‘The Social Network’, about the origins of Facebook, Bartley’s Burgers is the place … Continue reading

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Peace, Love And Ice-Cream

Bec – 12 November 2011 Who would have thought that you could find all 3 of my favourite things in one American East Coast state, Vermont. The birthplace, and still to this day, the home of Ben & Jerry’s Ice … Continue reading

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Canal bikes and red light sleep-overs

Jamie – 6 November 2011 And so we reach the end of our time in Europe. We are in Amsterdam where we have spent a lovely three days with of one our closest friends, Andrew “Max” Walker. Max is godfather … Continue reading

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The Night-watchman

Jamie – 4 November 2011 In our research on where to travel to in Germany there was one name that kept coming up everywhere we looked:  Rothenburg ob der Tauber.  Friends of mine had been there. Fellow travellers we met … Continue reading

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On a wave in Munich

Jamie – 29 October 2011 Munich’s not exactly known as a surfing Mecca.  By my reckoning it’s about 450 km to the nearest coast and even then we are not talking surf beach. Nevertheless people do surf here, and it … Continue reading

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The Greatest Gift You’ll Ever Know… Is To Love And To Be Loved In Return

Bec – 30 October 2011 Today was the 15th Anniversary of my mum’s death. It’s hard to believe that so many years have passed by since we lost her from our lives…… it still feels like just yesterday I was … Continue reading

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Not The Sound of Music

Jamie – 26 October 2011 I like The Sound of Music in a once-a-year kind of way.  Interestingly the Austrian’s themselves are almost unaware of this well known musical, despite it being a major tourist draw card to their country.  In … Continue reading

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Never Again

Bec – 27 October 2011 Today was the day I had been looking forward to and dreading, all in the very same heart beat. I’ve always felt very strongly about the fact that we as humans travel around the world … Continue reading

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All things Edelweiss

Bec – 24 October 2011 When travelling through cities and towns you can often feel overwhelmed by the amount of ‘touristy’ souvenirs that are on sale. Wooden mini pinnochios in Italy, mini Eiffel towers in Paris and mini Parthenons in … Continue reading

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The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Fussen

Bec – 19th October 2011 …….” my heart wants to sing every sight it sees”…… For those of you who haven’t guessed it yet… I am a Sound Of Music fanatic from way back …..and although we are in Southern … Continue reading

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