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What are the odds?

Kuta, Bali, Indonesia There are those things you hear about but you assume the chances of them happening to you are just so scarce as to not even give it much thought.  Then, of course, it happens to you. But … Continue reading

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Sailing Around the World: Is It Safe?

Is it safe? Throughout our journey, many of our friends and family members have been concerned about how dangerous it can be to travel.  Obviously we all know that some things are inherently safe like staying at an all inclusive … Continue reading

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The Great Australian Road Trip Continues, guest starring Chris

Enroute Cairns, QLD, AU So ends our snowbound Australian adventure Now we’re off to the Tropical North and joining us for our Road Trip is Tiffany’s brother Chris. Chris came out to work with us in Australia when we got … Continue reading

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The 7th Summit

Mt Kosciuszko, NSW, AU (1/7 unlocked) Life Achievement: Climb the 7 Summits. Sure it’s not like it was freaking Everest or anything and yeah, it’s the smallest and kinda a part time member of the list but just for the … Continue reading

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Snow bush walking

Jindabyne, NSW, AU With a total of 4 ski lifts to entertain us for 3 months it’s probably little wonder how that got old. Luckily, our ski resort was smack dab in the middle of a national freaking park and … Continue reading

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That was anti-climatic

 Blue Mountains, NSW, AU Sydney is… Well… …Anti-climatic.

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London 2012 Olympics

 London, England, UK And now a brief interlude from our normally scheduled blogging. Greg’s sister and her husband live in London and we had the good fortune to be able to join them for their 5th wedding anniversary. It should … Continue reading

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Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch, NZ We have, to a degree, made light of the titanic forces that shaped and continue to mold this tiny island nation within the South Pacific’s ring of fire.  We don’t do this out of lack of respect; simply … Continue reading

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Kiwi Moderate

Mt. Aspiring National Park, NZ Another aspect of friendship is the joint lexicon a group develops over time.  Shared experiences become stories, stories become jokes, jokes become catchphrases and so on until it gets to the point where simply mentioning … Continue reading

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Tramping in New Zealand

Mt. Aspiring National Park, NZ We live among titans. We have no other way to describe it.  “gods” seems too presumptuous for monotheists and “demi-gods” too second-rate.  “Champions” too sporty and “giants” too dependent on physical proportions. Google software engineers, … Continue reading

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