We love our simple, economical lifestyle in Mexico and today we celebrate 50 days on the road as Nomads. We are supposed to be in Guatemala learning Spanish….properly No wait – back up – we aren’t supposed to be anywhere.  We can be where we like –  I just momentarily forgot that.  Living the, Read More

The Nine Great Walks span 550km of spectacular New Zealand terrain from the alpine peaks of the Tongariro Northern Circuit to the rainforests of the Heaphy Track, golden beaches, a stunning river journey and the glacial valleys of one of the finest walks in the world, the Milford Track right here in my own, Read More

This is Part 2 of our Amazon Jungle trip, Part 1 is here  if you’d like to read it first. Everywhere, from forest floor to the treetops, the jungle was seething with all manner of life from small ants to giant otters. The Wild and Untamed Amazon Part 2 was last modified: January 3rd,, Read More

The most fun I’ve had on a bike for ages! Coasting on a bike down the Bali hills, sun on my face, wind gently blowing my hair, through rice fields and small villages all the way to Bob’s place for a mouth watering Balinese meal.  From the time we met Sandi, I just got the, Read More

Inca Trail Peru

Choosing to hike the Inca Trail in Peru is not a decision that should be made without foresight and thinking ahead. It is up to you to ensure that you are fully prepared for what the hike will involve and know what items you need to bring. Here is some advice from those of, Read More

Day 3 – Inca Trail Chaquicocha to Winaywayna – Inca Flats Our reward from yesterday’s slog is a somewhat more leisurely scenic six hour day on what is called Inca Flats. In reality the “Inca Flats” means up, down, up down, and then there is a long slow drop of 1,200 metres to the third, Read More

Inca Trail Peru

Inca Trail – Day 1 Km 82 (2720m) – Ayapata (3300m) The big day has finally arrived. We are actually going to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. There has been little preparation apart from alcohol and coffee abstination, but we are feeling confident. We wake at 3.30am on the morning of the, Read More

After days spent trawling the internet for a suitable cruise company to travel in the Galapagos,  I settled on Athala II at Haugen Cruises.  It met many of my pre-ordained criteria for a cruise and we did have a fantastic time traveling and exploring the Galapagos. 9 Things to Know about Haugen Cruises –, Read More

One of the reasons people travel to the Galapagos Islands is because they, along with the animals of the Galapagos have been left so untouched by humankind. On your Galapagos cruise, remember that these islands are best left in their wild and unadulterated state. The Human Galapagos was last modified: January 3rd, 2015 by Jo

“Dear Guests – prepare for a Wet landing” – what the heck? I thought this was a luxury cruise!  Of course a wet landing merely means to get ones feet wet, after all we are in the remote and enchanted Galapagos Isles. We waste no time in wet landing on a small island, Rabida Island, Read More

8 days aboard the Athala in the Enchanted Islands of the Galapagos 1000km off the coast of Ecuador and a full circumnavigation of Isabella island. We are in one of the few boats that take this extended route.  Whilst one of the more expensive trips, we decided to let go of the budget here and  it, Read More

Galapagos Islands Ecuador

Or at sea depending on your view. It’s so hard to choose a defining image or moment from our week long cruise in the Galapagos Islands, aka the Enchanted Isles. Each day we were surrounded by brand new and special scenes of mating, courtship, territorial disputes, birth and death and every other extreme of wildlife up close, Read More