We recently celebrated 6 months since starting our roving retiree lifestyle on 9th April 2017 and thought it would be great to see and share how much it has cost. We think you’ll be amazed at just how much this lifestyle costs. Advertisements
Madaba – the city of mosaics Madaba, known as the “City of Mosaics”, is 30km south of Amman, along the 5,000-year-old Kings´ Highway. The remains of the oldest known map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land can be found here on the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. The mosaic map comprises more … More The City of Mosaics and Moses’ view of the Promised Land
Our Jordanian adventure started when we arrived at Queen Alia airport after midnight following a delayed flight from Barcelona. Our rep guided us through immigration and to meet the other members of our tour group who had been waiting for us. The 40 minute taxi ride into central Amman saw us finally put our heads down … More Jordan – The Roman Ruins of Jerash
The Middle East is full of amazingly interesting countries however safety and security prevent many from visiting this part of the world. When I suggested we go to Jordan for a week on our way back from Europe to Thailand Jacqueline was a little apprehensive. Jordan is bordered by Syria to the North, Iraq and Saudi Arabia … More The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Six months into our new roving retirement and we are loving it. Having sold virtually all of our possessions we left Australia on April 9th, 2017 to pursue a new approach to life – full time, slow travel providing House Sitting services as a way to offset our travel costs. It’s now mid-October and our … More Our first six months as roving retirees…
This was our third visit to Girona in the Catalan region of north-east Spain. Last year, whilst house sitting in Santa Christina d’Aro, we rode the 34kms each way (on a blistering hot day but that’s another story) and had a small taster of this magnificent medieval city. We returned a few days later in … More Kings Landing aka Girona
One of the reasons for doing this blog is to show people that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to travel full time. Every month I’ll post a blog showing our total costs for the month and you can see how we’re going – here’s Junes totals.
During our recent house sit in Provence, France we were fortunate to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Avignon. A spectacularly preserved medieval town on the Rhone River surrounded by it’s original fortified city walls.
Our first full week in the South of France and we’ve been busy little bees getting out and about enjoying all that this region has to offer – beautiful rolling hills, vineyards and medieval towns. … More Our first week in Provence – Sommieres and French Bull Fighting
One of the reasons for doing this blog is to show people that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to travel full time. Every month I’ll post a blog showing our total costs for the month and you can see how we’re going.
After dropping the home owners off at Granada airport at the start of our most recent house sit in Spain we decided to stop off at Moclin – a hillside village with a 14th century Moorish castle overlooking a valley towards the Sierra Nevada.
It’s been one month since we left Australia on our full time roving retiree lifestyle. How much has it cost… … More Our first month of being roving retirees
“How can you afford to travel full time??” friends and family have asked us. Well, part of the answer is in an article … More We’re famous – well almost!!!
Who knew that as we set off on November 5th 2015 what a wonderful, exciting, adventurous, enlightening, educational year it would turn out to be for us. … More What a year!!! (part 1)
Chiang Mai has an abundance of Buddhist Wats but there are a handful that stand out as just that bit special. The Wat Sri Suphan, or silver temple, is one. … More The Silver Temple
Spain’s north eastern region of Catalunya is overflowing with ancient medieval villages. On yet another glorious September day we took the car out to discover and explore what they had to offer. … More Medieval Villages of Catalonia
Our last week on the Costa Brava saw us venturing further afield and heading inland, north west of Girona, to visit the Parc Natural de la Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa. This park contains 40 volcanic cones, 20 basalt lava flows and numerous small medieval villages. … More The Volcanoes of La Gorratxa
After the winding drive along the rugged and spectacular Catalan coast of the Costa Brava we finally saw our destination – Tossa de Mar. The thing that immediately struck us was the walled ramparts and towers we could see on the promontory above the beach. … More The Catalan coast of Spain and Cork??
Read about our walks on the Camino de Ronda – a walking trail that follows the Costa Brava coast from Blanes to Portbou just before the border with France. … More Girona and the Camino de Ronda (part 2)
This week can be summed up in two words – bike riding. … More Girona and the Camino de Ronda (part 1)
We had a day to fill in having completed our last house sit in the UK looking after Trigger the Cocker Spaniel. On Monday we would be flying to Girona, Spain on the Costa Brava for our next house sit. We decided to spend the afternoon wandering around the northern London suburb of St Albans. It turned out to be a great decision. … More From St Albans to the Via Verde…
It’s been a while since I posted here. There are so many things we’ve seen and done on our 10 months away (so far) that I’d like to write about. … More A change in approach….
Straddling a deep gorge in the Pyrenees in the Basque region of Larrau, South West France is the Le pont suspendu d’Holzarte suspension bridge. The drive from Mauleon, in the Soule province, to the start of the hiking track takes you through magnificent rolling hills, valleys and quaint Basque villages as the road follows the Le Saison and Larrau rivers. … More Indiana Jones in the French Pyrenees
Today we drove to Torcal de Antequera Natural Area. It is one of the most dramatic and exceptional karstic landscapes in Europe. … More Andalucia, Spain – El Torcal Natural Park Reserve
Today we took a trip to Lantau Island to see the Big Buddha at Ngong Pong village … More The Big Buddha – Hong Kong