.: About Us

We are originally from St Helens, in the north of England. We moved to Sydney, Australia just over 5 years ago for Roger's work. We initially came on temporary 457 business visas, managed to convert these two year's later to Permanent Residency and then did our Australian Citizenship on Australia Day 2012. We are now dual British/Australian Citizens.

After we moved over, we rented a house in the south of Sydney for 18 months, before deciding to buy. We owned that house for 3 1/2 years before selling up in October/November 2012.

We have been married 12 years and just love to travel. Not having children together has made this quite easy for us, but we have never travelled for longer than the standard two week annual holiday. We have never attempted anything like this trip before.

Why do it? We both left school at 16 and have basically worked every day of our lives since. It was time to give something else ago. We hope that the trip will not only allow us to see beautiful and vast Australia, but also give us some different life experiences and working opportunities that will help us decide where we go with our lives from here.

We are not sure if we are going to be the youngest Grey Nomads (the name given to the thousands of retirees travelling round Australia at any one time) or the oldest backpackers.


 .: Places We Have Already Been To Together


- Coastal New South Wales
- Broken Hill, NSW
- Gold Coast, Qld
- Hervey Bay, Qld
- Lady Elliott Island, Great Barrier Reef
- Hamilton Island, Qld
- Cairns & Port Douglas, Qld
- Great Alpine Road, Vic
- Great Ocean Road, Vic
- Barossa Valley, SA
- Coober Pedy, SA
- Uluru (Ayers Rock), NT
- Darwin & Kakadu, NT
- Hobart & Port Arthur, Tas

New Zealand:

- South Island Tour
- Auckland, Wellington and others


Europe/Africa: France, Germany, Spain, Morocco, Netherlands, Monaco, Belgium, Turkey, Cyprus & Ireland.

USA: Niagara Falls, New York, Boston, Rocky Mountains, Utah, Yellowstone Park, Mount Rushmore, Death Valley, Mojave Desert, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Yosemite, San Francisco, LA, High Sierras, Route 1 right down California.

Canada & Mexico

Singapore, Hong Kong & China

Roger has also travelled to many other countries for work.


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