The joy of travel research

One of the great things I love about heading to any new location when we travel is the fun in researching the destination. This often involves madly Googling the hot spots, trawling through Trip Advisor revi...

Are We Crazy?

Just gave myself  bit of a fright today when I stopped and thought what we are planning on doing. We are going to uproot our lives and those of our children to move to another country where we don’t speak the ...

Getting back to the fun things

Among the many reasons that we are looking to take a spend a year away is to get back to some of the fun things that we did when things weren’t as hectic. For me, one of these things is SCUBA Diving. I first...

Getting some Perspective

So what is important to you?   It’s something I have been asked many times over my life, and especially in relation to career and family. My response has changed over the years as my priorities have ...

List List and more Lists

I have to admit that I am a bit of a list junkie. I love making lists, editing lists and best of all… checking items off a To-Do list. There is even research that shows checking items off a To-Do list can be ju...

Schools in Bali

Our next big task has been to look for a school for our kids to attend wen we are in Bali. We knew from the outset that it would be an expensive exercise as the only school that they are able to attend as fo...

Why a year away- Why not!

It is something that we have been thinking about for many years. We toyed with the idea several times with different countries and periods of time. Each time we would hit some imaginary roadblock that would pau...