Travel Blog: Week 14

Belize, USA and Australia Week 14: 11.02.2013 - 17.02.2013 Monday:- It wasn't the best night sleep. Four of us in one hot room but we managed to get a few short hours in. I was up around 6:30 to dress and pack the last few bits before heading off to the water taxi pier in full pack horse mode. We all got great seats at the front of the water taxi. The taxi not only left on time but arrived

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Travel Blog: Week 7

USA Week 7: 24.12.2012 - 30.12.2012 Monday:- Christmas Eve!! Today couldn't be more different to yesterday. It was beautiful - the sun was shining and it was warm in the sheltered areas. Today we wanted to explore the city and was to the Golden Gate Bridge. For those who don't know San Fran is hilly, but.......until you walk it for yourself I'm not sure you would realise just how up the ups are, and how down the downs. It was

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Travel Blog: Week 6

USA Week 6: 17.12.2012 - 23.12.2012 Monday:- Prep day. Only a few days left in Virginia. Time to decide what to take with me for the rest of my travels and what to leave at Tammy's. Laundry and general readiness required. I cooked dinner, which I have to say was a rare event. Noodle soup with some of the fabulous steak left-overs. Not too shabby! TV and bed Tuesday:- Last full day in Virginia. Today was a trip into DC.

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Travel Blog: Week 5

USA Week 5: 10.12.2012 - 16.12.2012 Monday:- Up not particularly early. Didn't need to leave for the airport until 11:30 - I think I can be ready by then! Brekkie, packing and then run. Packing was interesting. I was flying with Spirit Airlines - a bit like easy jet. The fares are low, low, low until you start adding extra luxuries like having a seat and baggage. I was travelling very light. It surprising how much room a pair of trainers

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Travel Blog: Week 4

USA Week 4: 03.12.2012 - 09.12.2012 Monday:- We had eaten so well over the past few days - today was pay back. We were up early for a morning run along the bay to the battery and back, past a ma-husive cruise ship which had just parked up along the dock.    OK, so we had a big breakfast back at the hotel. Its free, what are we supposed to do! Car packed and we're back on our way via Carolina

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Travel Blog: Week 3

USA Week 3: 26.11.2012 - 02.12.2012 Monday:- Today was the day for repaying Tammy's generous hospitality - washing, a little ironing, pushing the mahusive vacuum cleaner around, and general cleaning. Job done - sorted! I also attempted to introduce Tammy to Toad-in-the-Hole. Finding only cornmeal I used that. Hmmmhhh not exactly a disaster but I will be cleaning the dish tomorrow once it's soaked overnight - nuff said. Tuesday:- And so it rained!!! So far the weather had been very kind

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Travel Blog: Week 2

USA Week 2: 19.11.2012 - 25.11.2012 Monday:- A day home alone. Tammy got home early to take her car in for repairs. It had started to make a weird knocking sound on the way back from the hike on Saturday. To took a few hours before the garage decided to take the car in for further investigation - we were giving a courtesy car. We stopped by Tammy's gym on the way home. A mahusive place - I used one of

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Travel Blog: Week 1

USA Week 1: 12.11.2012 - 18.11.2012 Monday It had been a long time in the thinking and the making but I'd been busy with my plans and getting everything ready for this moment. When did I decide it was time to make a change and take that leap of faith? Well, honestly I'm not sure. I'm also not sure I realised quite how exciting taking this step would be, or quite how much effort it would take to get to this

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A Life Less Ordinary: Part 1

In 2012 I left my job to travel for a year. You can read the full, blow by blow, details of this trip in 'The Trip: 2012 - 2014' category. However, for those of you more image orientated 'A Life Less Ordinary' is a series of photo books which summarises my adventures just in photos! This book, Part 1, covers the period of Week 1 to 13. Click the photo or link just below. A new tab will open and

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