Welcome to Auckland!

Welcome to the Auckland house! Our first and only actual house of the trip and we loved, loved, loved it.  Our house was in a little town called Birkenhead just north of downtown Auckland it was perfect. We were all pleasantly surprised by how spacious the…

Love, Melbourne

When we first started planning Australia, we originally thought we might just visit Sydney. We received some strong recommendations to visit Melbourne, and I’m so glad we did.  The two cities are so very different. I liked Sydney, but it wasn’t anything special for me…

Happy Easter!

We’ve tried to keep up the fun tradition of the holidays while traveling and Easter was no different. Being in Australia, we had tons of options and overall, it was an amazing Easter weekend. First, I gotta say, I was totally impressed with the Easter…

Sincerely, Sydney

Sydney was a chance to settle for me and I really needed it after Tokyo. I was in really rough shape heading into Sydney and I knew I needed to find some balance and reconnect to ‘me.’  My dad also visited us in Sydney and…

G’Day Mate, from Sydney!

Greetings from down under. We’ve made it to Australia and finally back to a western-style home.  After three months in Asia, I was very happy to return to all the luxuries of a western-style home. Welcome to Rosebery, a suburb about 3-miles south of downtown…

Friends Make the World Go Round

After traveling for 9-months, the feeling of isolation has set in. We’ve greatly enjoyed this experience but dearly miss our friends and family. Along the way, we’ve had friends visit us, which honestly has really kept us going during a few tough moments. In July…