Family Travel

We’ve travelled with our four kids since they were born across Europe, the USA and South Africa. Living in Ireland we’ve been to France, Spain, Portugal (incl. Madeira) and Italy as well as returned to South Africa to visit family. We’ve been on planes, trains, boats and automobiles, we’ve been road-tripping, there isn’t a mode of transport we’re not willing to try! Here I share some of our experiences whether house swapping, camping or self catering.

view of Venice toward Piazza san marco

A Long Weekend trip to Venice Italy

In December we celebrated our wedding anniversary with a three night trip to Venice. I had been there once in January 1991 as a backpacker and only in my craziest imaginings would I have pictured myself walking back over those same bridges 28 years, one husband and four half-reared children later!

posing in New York City

A Month Away in the USA

It’s 12:30 pm and the kids are all still asleep, which is not surprising considering that their body clocks are set 5 hours behind. Athol has bravely fought his way out from under the covers and dragged his way back to work after bringing me a cup of coffee. This… Read More »A Month Away in the USA

magnetic travel map, Ireland to USA route

One week until our USA Road Trip!

I’ve been a little bit quiet on my blog about our upcoming trip but now it’s probably time to tell you that there’s… …one week until we hit the USA! This time next week we’ll be winging our way through the air from Dublin, Ireland to Providence, Rhode Island, USA… Read More »One week until our USA Road Trip!

Irish landscape green hills and fields

You’ll enjoy living in Ireland if…

You’ll enjoy living in Ireland if… …you love, love, LURVE the colour green. This country is not called the Emerald Isle just for the craic (for a laugh), wherever you look you are surrounded by greeny greenness. If you want to enjoy living in Ireland, you’ll have to love green.… Read More »You’ll enjoy living in Ireland if…