Making Christmas Special for Our Travelling Family

Our little Christmas Tree in the windowsill.

Our little Christmas Tree in the windowsill.

Christmas is only a week away, and for the first time ever, our children are spending Christmas away from their extended family of Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles and Cousins. We are acutely aware of what a huge difference this will be for the children, and to be honest a little worried that our Christmas celebrations just won’t have the usual festive feeling. But, experiencing different things is what Our Global Adventure is all about, so we are taking special measures to ensure that this Christmas our kids have an experience that is different, yes, but still jolly! Continue reading

Our Travel History – New York

By December 1999 we had been living in London for 12 months and were coming up on our second Christmas away from home. Everyone was talking about where they wanted to be for New Years Eve to witness the first minutes of the year 2000. Simon and I tossed around a few ideas of what we should do; Stay in London? Go home? Go somewhere memorable? I don’t remember how, but the suggestion of New York came up, and we were sold! After all, New York has the reputation of being one of the best cities to visit at Christmas time, and Times Square was bound to be one of the biggest parties on the planet that year. Continue reading

Christmas in Australia

I’d like to start by saying that I think there is NO typical Christmas in Australia. Sure it’s hot, and many Australian families have that in common at this time of year, but even the weather isn’t certain, depending on where you live. Continue reading