It is very peculiar to look ahead in our calendar and not have any travel planned, however we have just returned from Byron Bay and we’re very thankful of the opportunity to travel within the state, a luxury not all Australia’s have at the moment. We are also hoping to begin house sitting again come … Continue reading Exploring NSW and coronavirus testing
Sharing an update on life during coronavirus from our safe haven in Australia Continue reading Life during Coronavirus
Wow what a rollercoaster of a week, with both Ben and I working in the travel industry we’ve certainly been kept busy with all the changes and assisting our own clients navigate this uncharted territory and are heads are spinning.
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One of the highlights of our Western Australia trip was our day out with Ningaloo Reef Dive & Snorkel. Located in the beautiful tropical resort town of Coral Bay, approximately 1200 km north of Perth or 140 km south of Exmouth, Western Australia. Coral Bay is right on the doorstep of the Ningaloo Reef, Australia’s … Continue reading Diving Ningaloo
Exploring Western Australia together! Continue reading Road trip from Perth to Exmouth, Western Australia
Can you believe it’s almost the end of January? Last year we shared that we are big believers in a #todo list (vs a bucketlist) and so I wanted to share a review of our 2019 goals and share our 2020 list Continue reading 2020 Plans & 2019 Review
We love traveling and exploring new places including at home in Australia, after our long stay in Japan and before we head to Europe in April we decided to split our time across the states of Australia and spent all of December in Queensland where we had three sits. Our first stop was spent in … Continue reading Queensland Summer + Dogs
We decided about two years ago to head to Japan for the Rugby World Cup in 2019, and had been working towards it ever since and when the time came it didn’t disappoint.
We started out time in Tokyo, staying at the Super Hotel in Akihabara, our rooms were small – think of a cabin in a cruise ship, compact but well designed. The staff were super friendly and the location ideal to let us explore nearby. There was also an in-house onsen, pillow bar and yukata’s available.
Our highlights include: Wandering through Hirajuko, Yoyogi park and the Meiji Shrine. Watching the opening Rugby World Cup match, where Japan won against Russia at the fan zone surrounded by locals. We attended our first live match were New Zealand beat South Africa and began our love affair with yakatori and ramen.
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New Zealand 23 / South Africa 13
I was able to surprise a great friend, also named Samantha for her 40th birthday in Berry NSW by sneaking back to Australia a few days early. It was hard not to share the news of my imminent arrival but it was worth it when I saw the surprise on everyones face, special thanks to … Continue reading Berry Nice Surprise!
We were in Tokyo during the super typhoon Hagibis which quickly escalated to a level 5 emergency warning
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