Monthly Archives: October 2012

Snowboards and Didgeridoos

Jindabyne, NSW, AU So why again did we (literally) take a crash course in boat anchors and bungee and their varied use in alpine ascents? Well, do you have a snowboard video with a didgeridoo soundtrack? ‘Cause we do! Related … Continue reading

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Chairlift PLZ!

Jindabyne, NSW, AU Travel is all about learning about other cultures right?  How other people do things differently from us and how that works out for them. Like snow…in August. For example, Australians don’t really believe in chairlifts at their … Continue reading

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Snow in Australia

Jindabyne, NSW, AU So then we worked for a few months at an Australian ski resort. Disembodied audience voice: Wait, it snows in Australia? Related posts: Blizzard of Independence Australian snow is cold…and hard. Tradies Australia Grog Files

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Working for a bed

Pittwater, NSW, AU Living for free as volunteer crew on someone else’s yacht sounds all well and good while you’ve got a boat to live on but we are often asked what we do when we’re between yachts. Our first few months … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Preview

Wudangshan, China   Yes, you read that right: Kung fu And now for a taste of things to come – Related posts: But how much does it cost!? Life passing us by A Month of Thursday Tradies

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Find a fleet

You want the real secret we used to find ships to travel around the world with?  How we were able to find a ride in Tahiti before we even pulled into port?  Well, here it is: Find a fleet.  Travel … Continue reading

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Getting your first crew gig

Ok so after deciding the cruising thing is for you, Testing it out and finding you like it And deciding that you, for starters at least, will grab a ride with a costal cruiser You’re oh so patiently waiting for … Continue reading

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Bluewater cruising

Up until now we have been talking about a successive series of experiences to build up your sailing experience before taking “the big leap”.  We talked about how to test out sailing, how to build experience in your local area … Continue reading

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Lederhosen!

Munich, Germany One of several murals over the urinals in Oktoberfest beer tents. Who do these people think they are, Kiwis!? We did our very best to have as authentic an experience as we could at Oktoberfest Related posts: Oktoberfest! … Continue reading

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