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  • 365 Days Nonstop. A Million Experiences.

    365 Days Nonstop. A Million Experiences.

    Competitions

    We never thought that when we left Australia 5th May 2012 we would still be on the road. And that we would be sharing our journey with 10,000+ other people. If you know anything about me (Erin - the mum) I love parties and there was no way I was letting this day go by without a party. So to celebrate our 365 days of non-stop travel we have something very special planned.

  • Jaguars at Tikal & The Best Tostadas Ever in Flores, Guatemala

    Jaguars at Tikal & The Best Tostadas Ever in Flores, Guatemala

    Antigua, Guatemala

    Tikal is huge! Our tour was about 5 hours long and over 6km. That’s a lot of walking with a 2 & 4 year old who got up at 4am. The morning started with the quickest (and rare) glimpse of a Jaguar on its way home from a late night party obviously. We also saw the strangest little Coatamundis & the very noisy Howler Monkeys...

  • Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Shark Ray Alley & Caye Caulker - It's Easy to be SEAduced by Belize

    Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Shark Ray Alley & Caye Caulker - It's Easy to be SEAduced by Belize

    Ambergris Caye, Belize

    I am petrified of sharks. I come from the land down under where the Great Whites plunder (rap not intended). I rarely swim in the sea and if I do it’s more like a wade where a quick exit is available. And now here I sit. On the edge of a boat gazing at a crystal clear ocean filled with sharks. I breathe deeply, throw caution to the wind and plunge into the cool depths of the Caribbean awaiting my destiny. Join us for our day with SEAduced on their Catamaran to Caye Caulker.

  • It’s a Long Way to Lamanai, Belize

    It’s a Long Way to Lamanai, Belize

    Ambergris Caye, Belize

    Ever met someone on holiday that convinces you to do a tour? You actually know nothing about the tour, but your husband wants to go because it’s Mayan ruins and that has to end well, right? Next time do your research or you too could be on a 6-hour journey to see ruins.

  • Where do you pee on a speedboat? Our journey to Ambergris Caye

    Where do you pee on a speedboat? Our journey to Ambergris Caye

    Ambergris Caye, Belize

    She had to pee. It was a 90-minute speedboat ride with at least 40 other people on board. There is no toilet. There is no stopping. We are 15 minutes from shore. She had to pee. She now was screaming and crying and drawing the attention of the crowd. She had to pee. What do you do when your daughter has to pee in the middle of the ocean on a speedboat? AND our Mexican journey from Playa Del Carmen through Chetumal to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

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