Our route so far…

For those of you wondering where we’ve been for the last 2 and a half years: Also, postcard maps of our route can be found in the our route section of our website. We’ve also added a couple of new pages including our favourite photos (more coming soon) and videos. Advertisements

A 1950s car trip

In March 1951 three women set off in their car to drive 20,000 miles from London to New Zealand, the first unaccompanied women to take on this challenge. My Great Auntie Joan was the youngest, at 23 years old. The driving force behind the journey was Jo, on her way home to New Zealand. The…

An Australian Alpine (mis)Adventure

We spotted a short cut on the map, aha! Well, a track that looked like it probably went most of the way in the right direction, before disappearing off all road maps, but we figured there must be a way across. Never ones to turn down the opportunity for adventure, we started plotting a route…

Tuesday

If it hadn’t been for the sweet smell of eucalyptus trees, the surprising sight of a hundred kangaroos on leaving the airport and the psychedelic sounds of parrots and cockatoos we could have been fooled into thinking we’d arrived back home… It was 5 degrees and raining when we arrived in Melbourne, not exactly how…

Bikes on a plane, Virgin Australia

It was surprisingly easy to fly with our bikes. We didn’t even have to pay any extra, as with Virgin Australia, any sports items can be checked in as a hold bag. Maximum weight without being charged extra is 23kg, though both of ours were a few kg over. Most flights with Virgin Australia have…