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Discovering the Azores

Discovering the Azores

The beautiful Azores are an archipelago of nine islands in the Atlantic Ocean that were created by 1,766 volcanoes, nine of which are still active today. This Portuguese paradise is a perfect getaway, offering year-round mild temperatures, lush green and deep blue scenery and an abundance of things to do. Here are some of the […]

The cost of travelling Australia

The cost of travelling Australia

It’s so great to be home. The beach, our family, the natural beauty of Australia – it’s perfect to be back in our native land. But it comes at a cost. Australia is the fourth most expensive country in the world and as we’ve said before, it’s a lot cheaper for us to travel than […]

Looking back on 2014 and looking forward to 2015

Looking back on 2014 and looking forward to 2015

It’s that time of year for reflection. I’m guessing gyms around the world are busy right now with signups, although it would be interesting to know how many of these memberships are still in use by the end of the year. When I reflect on the past year, I’m proud of what we managed to […]

Places that blew our minds in 2014

Places that blew our minds in 2014

Whenever we write about Australia, this picture inevitably makes an appearance: That’s the path to the perfect beach near Carmen’s parents home in Perth. If we ever got homesick on our 18-month odyssey, we looked at that snap and imagined being there. This morning that fantasy became hot-footed reality. We went to the beach with […]

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