When Bali presented itself as being our home for four months, I was over the moon. Four months, it would be the longest time in one place for three years. There was never any question of location, we would be renting a Villa in Ubud somewhere. Finding a Villa to Rent in Ubud wasn’t as easy as I, Read More

Living in Bali

Living in Bali I’m careful not to crush the delicate box filled with petals and bread at my feet and just follow the path wherever it leads… Many more of the tiny boxes are scattered over the stone steps and above the mossy walls are the gold temple umbrellas, bright against a cloudless sky. I’m, Read More

This hectic travel life…Where on Earth are we?… Why haven’t you heard from us? Yes  – we have been absent and we’re sorry about that. This travel life is hectic, so this post is a quick roundup of the last 18 months and a sneak peek into some of the stories we’ve got in store for you. We left you, Read More

Day 200 of the Privileged Travel Life – still alive, not robbed, not kidnapped, not divorced, still fat.Back when we left New Zealand I had a vague notion that we might get to Antarctica by February 2015, haha – it’s pretty clear now that we will be lucky to get past Latin America –  maybe, Read More

To bucket list or to wander list? This is not a bucket list – it’s a Claytons – you know the one you have when you’re not having one! I called it my Wander List because apparently things need labels! Besides I would fill a bucket way too quick and then what would I, Read More

There is something special about going to a new place, discovering new things, and seeing things for the first time.  Its like unlocking a door you never opened before. You finally have time to stop, see things you wouldn’t usually have time to admire, to listen to the world, and to yourself. I am calling, Read More

Finally I found a cool map that I could plot our route on so you can actually see where we have been.  If you click on each of the places it will take you to some stories from there too. Mexico is such a cool country, we love everything about it.  To think we, Read More

So what is it about Housesitting that we love? We get doggie time… and a load of other benefits of living in a house away from home… Housesitting in Ajijic Lake Chapala  was last modified: January 10th, 2017 by Jo

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

Location Location Location  – what more can I say  – I know that phrase so well. It couldn’t be better. Our place is 5 minutes walk to the central square where families gather for fun, singing, dancing and daily rituals of Mexican living. I really wanted to stay in Guadalajara Centro District but struggled to, Read More

What is a Nomad? It’s anything and everything you want it to be” –  said Des “Nomad – a member of a people having no permanent abode, and who travel from place to place to find fresh pasture for their livestock” We’re not exactly taking any livestock with us –  we are travelling place to, Read More

It’s not a fantasy, I realise – the big travel dream is actually beginning! As long as I can remember I have had a desire for long term travel. And I’m not talking about the 2 or 3 month trips that we’ve done in the past. I mean seriously experiencing the world, living in exotic destinations,, Read More