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Jamaican Christmas 

 It has been a very long time since we posted on BW2C. It is not that we have not travelled at all but more that travel has not been our everyday thing. I am happy to say that we are well on our way to another year of travel. In 2.5 years we will hit the road again for a year. That sounds like a lot of time but I fully expect it will fly by.  We are now on...

Bula Vinaka Fiji

  Two spectacular weeks in Fiji. We flew from Auckland to Nadi on June 4th. It is now two weeks later and we are about to return from Fiji to Canada. Some mixed feelings really about coming home. Generally though I would say we are excited to come home. Eleven and a half months since we left our home. We will have another six weeks in Canada visiting family...

New Zealand Finale

  At last report we were on our way to Mangawhai Heads for an eight day housesitting gig. We drove from Thames to MH zooming by Auckland without stopping. Our plan was to be at Carol and Chris' house by noon. We were in Mangawhai by 11am and on Saturday morning this gave us the chance to check out the Saturday market. It was a nice little market and we...

North Island Adventures

  I am getting slow it seems with my updates. Not sure what, if anything, that is indicative of. Perhaps getting slower as we get closer to coming home. I am not sure.   In my last update we were leaving Ruby Bay on our way to Picton. We were still on the South Island but it was the last couple of days. We did not spend much time in Picton at all. By the...

The Catlins and Around the West Coast

  We have zipped around the south coast and west coast of the South Island now. I am writing this post from Ruby Bay which is about a half hour from Nelson. We have been house sitting for the past six days. We are a thirty second walk from the beach but today there is crazy winds and rain. Unlike my last post though we have actually had some nice weather…...

Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down!

  In my last post, we were heading to Mount Sunday. We have had really crappy weather. Pretty much since we arrived in New Zealand it has been rainy and cold.   We drove the gravel road to Mount Sunday from Methven. It took a little more than an hour. It was grey and cloudy and rainy. It was tempting just to turn back. As I mentioned before, Mount Sunday...

Middle Earth

  After we left Vegas we spent a couple of days in Lon Beach, California. It was just a quick pit stop before our long flight to New Zealand. It turned out to be a really nice stop. We booked a room on airbnb.com. Karyn in Long Beach rented out her spare bedroom. This was our first time sharing in someone's house like that. She had a cute little pooch...

End of Argentina, Chile and Vegas Baby

  We'll it has been quite a while since my last post. Time for a lengthy update. In my last update we had just left Moi and Rose in Iguazu. Lots has happened since then. After we left Puerto Iguazu we flew to Cordoba. We stayed in Cordoba for a couple of days. We met some fun people in Cordoba at the hostel. We went to an all you can eat buffet one night. It...

The Road to Iguazu

  In my last post we were in Montevideo, Uruguay. Nic and I had gone to a basketball game which was a crazy cultural experience. The next night Nic and he gals, Moire and Rose, went to a Tango show with Rose's friend Hannah. I decided to go part way through the first basketball game that night and catch the second game. I had been sick for a few days and...

The Moire and Rose Tango

  I must say that I was feeling a little like we have hit the ultimate highlight of our year of travel after Antarctica. We planned our entire year around getting there sometime in January or February. Now that it is over (although I will always remember the experience) we were now feeling like “okay so what now?” I am happy to say we now have a plan...

Unbelievable Antarctica

   We embarked the MS Expedition at 4pm on February 17th. The Expedition is owned and operated by G Adventures (formerly GAP). The captain is a Canadian from Toronto with 25 years experience in these waters. He is also the head honcho at G. Nicola and I had separate rooms. She was in a triple with two other women and I was in a double with another guy. The...

El Calafate, Ushuaia and Tierra Del Fuego

  Back in El Calafate we returned to the hostel we had stayed at before. We only booked one night because we had figured we would be moving on the next day. However when we were last in El Calafate we had a change of plans and booked a flight to Ushuaia. This now meant we had a few days to relax in Calafate. We had to book another place to stay though for the...