My seven-and-a-half-week adventure

1 August, 2017 – 23 September, 2017

I visited ten countries in seven and a half weeks.  Well, twelve if we also count airport/bus stopovers.

England (four times), Italy, Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Scotland, the United Arab Emirates.  Then add on Belgium and Thailand as the stopovers.  That’s not a bad run, if I do say so myself.

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On Pre-Departure

The day immediately prior to departure is a strange one.

There are moments which are lost in a flurry of excitement, and then others which are lost to the silence and the still.

But it is a day of certain activity, whether this activity be physical or emotional.  It is a day which fills one with bubbling anticipation and intense fear that you might accidentally leave some important document behind.

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The National Arboretum, Canberra

14 July, 2017

The general assumption is that, as a political city, there is not much else to be seen in Canberra.  I myself have been guilty of the “there’s nothing interesting in Canberra” stereotype.  But I do declare that I have changed!  I am a new woman, with new perspectives, and I have learned that Canberra most certainly does have things to offer, some of them surprising.

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Hawaiian Road Trips, by the Walker family

My father loves to drive.  This is a statement which should not be taken lightly.  I don’t mean it in a crazy/fast driver sorta way, but he genuinely likes driving.  So one of the things he enjoys when we are holiday is driving around the area.  When I’m on holiday, I personally prefer to chill in the backseat and take in the sights, so I don’t really get it – but hey, this does mean that my father’s knack for taking the wheel is quite relaxing and convenient for the rest of us.

A couple times now, we have driven around Oahu, one of the most popular of the Hawaiian Islands.  Hence, we have accumulated a bit of knowledge/experience and some fun tips for other road-tripping families.  So here are some of our top suggestions, brought to you by the Walker family!

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