Follow my adventures with my clients to Nepal, Bhutan, Antarctica, South America, Bali and beyond.

The Best Travel Bubble – Australia!

The international world of travel is beginning to turn it’s wheels once again, and yet Australia remains a little behind when it comes to opening borders. It may be at least another year or more before we can hop on an international flight or cruise ship. However, it’s important we count our blessings! We live in the most beautiful country [….]

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BHUTAN

BHUTAN THE LAND OF THE THUNDER DRAGON We arrived just after 3:30 for the Tshechu, one of the holiest ceremonies in Bhutan. A new Thangka ( big religious painting/ appliqué) is unrolled and special blessings & forgiveness of sins are given bestowed. The atmosphere as people arrived in the pre-dawn cool was lovely; quietly reverential, friends greeting friends & relatives [….]

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MY VISIT TO NEPAL PRE-COVID

It wasn’t an easy decision to leave my adopted family in Nepal in March just as the Covid-19 started to emerge its ugly head. When I departed on the 3rd March 2020 there was only 1 positive case, who was a boy returning from overseas. Now 18 months later 680,000 cases and 76 deaths. You may say not as many [….]

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Hiking Australia’s Alpine High Country

We met our guides, Matti and Sasha, from Kosciuszko National Park at the base of the Crackenback Mountain in Thredbo. The weather was cold and foggy and as we rode the chairlift to the summit, we ascended through the clouds to brilliant sunshine! As we breathed in the fresh alpine air we readied ourselves to hike our way across the [….]

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Road tripping across NSW – Tamworth

Our trip across NSW has brought us to the Country Musical Capital of Australia – Tamworth! Home to the renowned Tamworth Country Musical Festival, this is a regional city with music in her soul. We have found Tamworth to be a destination that delights with beautiful contrasts. A showcase of rich heritage, that at the same time embraces the future [….]

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Road Tripping across NSW

We are going on a road trip!  I am looking forward to sharing snippets of my journey across NSW with you over the coming days and weeks. First stop is the Hunter Valley. Leaving the density of Sydney behind us, we took our time cruising our way up north towards the hidden beauty of the upper Hunter Valley. Our first [….]

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Wolgan valley

Wolgan Valley WeekendNewnes is a tranquil and peaceful setting without internet services which was such a treat. The setting of the spectacular imposing surrounding sandstone cliffs is an artists paradise. The stunning flourish of the new greenery on the black fire burnt trees gives a total new perspective of the scenery. The walks were varied, from rain forest like with [….]

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My Trip to Nepal Post COVID

It was not an easy decision to leave my adopted family in Nepal just as the Covid-19 started to emerge its ugly head. After spending 3 wonderful weeks trekking in Nepal I made the decision to cut my trip short to return home. At that time there was only 1 positive case,  a boy returning from overseas.  Six months later [….]

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Upper Tsum Valley

Tsum Valley Nepal

The day before yesterday we commenced our trek from Chulung to Chhokang Paro was easy going we hiked passed several mani walls left side and clockwise being the Buddhist traditional way. The Tsum Valley trail was shaded making it wet in places as it dropped steeply to the river, a short break and cup of tea were much appreciated as [….]

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Tsum Valley

Tsum Valley

We woke to roosters and running water, jingling bells of donkeys carrying loads up and down the mountain. It was a steady hike with many ascents and descents, leading you through stunning bamboo and pine forests. I am inspired by our fellow Korean travelers both 79 and 80 years old. On our first day in the Tsum Valley, we trekked [….]

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