Chedgy's World Tour:

If Carlsberg did school trips...

Join us as we travel around the world, exploring old and new places, visiting family and friends and spending some much needed time together.  This is our first blog so bear with us!

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October 18, 2017

Wednesday 11th October 

After a 1 1/2 drive over the mountains to Napier, Jake, who sadly suffers with motion sickness was particularly pleased to arrive. We blew the cobwebs away and he started to feel better straight away as we parked right on the beach with a front l...

October 16, 2017

Monday 9th October

Waking up in a car park was a first but it meant we just had to throw on some clothes and eat some breakie and we were ready for our tour of Hobbiton!   

It was absolutely stunning and although pricey for the 2 hour tour and pouring with rain it was ab...

October 12, 2017

Friday 6th October 
We were very excited to go and collect our campervan and once shown around and safely in our seats we headed off for the open road. 

We weren't long out of Auckland to the East, before the landscape changed from city to countryside - and it was greene...

October 5, 2017

After our brilliant few days on The Gold Coast which culminated in a visit to the border of NSW and Queensland (we had a foot in each State) and a trip down the Tallebudgera Creek (with a paddle), we headed back to Ipswich. 

We had a fantastic day in Brisbane enjoying T...

September 29, 2017

Dipping back into NSW as we turned off the motorway on the way to Coolangatta last week, made me wonder whether I should make a pilgrimage to Hillgrove near Armadale, where my Great Grandfather settled. My dear Dad Bob and my Great Aunt Mary travelled over here 10-15 y...

September 23, 2017

We arrived in Brisbane on Monday 18th September to see Dave's sister Sarah, our brother-in-law Gav and the children's cousins Josie, Daisy and Zach waiting for us. It was a real life 'Love Actually' airport scene experience!

It has been lovely to be with family and liv...

September 21, 2017

Ten and half hours and over 5000 miles after leaving Hawaii we arrived in Sydney 24 hours after we left. Confused? We certainly felt it! Crossing the equator and the International dateline meant we lost an entire day and went from 9 hours behind the UK to 11 hours in f...

September 16, 2017

After staying at Turtle Bay in Hawaii and not yet seeing a turtle we were looking forward to meeting some in Maui! Our duplex beach condo was a lovely surprise and we luxuriated in having a bedroom each, all overlooking the sea which lapped at the edge of the garden on...

September 12, 2017

Hawaii: O'ahu

The tropical Pacific islands have breathtaking scenery but we were too travel-weary to go further than the beach and pool right at the hotel! O'ahu's north shore is famous for its surf and we had a show of experts surfing the reef right on the hotels own...

September 9, 2017

We had the most fun 72 hours you can have in Vegas without betting or gambling a single dime! We stayed at The Luxor, a giant pyramid, housing the casino that shoots a huge laser into the air at night (natch). 

A great view for home school....

After our adventure into th...

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