Like many travelers to far off lands, the planets starting aligning around when we both were approaching 50. Children finishing school and setting their independent paths, relative financial surety, and a strong desire to get in some of that traveling that we didn’t do when we were younger.
These pages and postings are not a philosophical treatise about traveling. Rather, they are a reproduction of the travel diaries of 2 Australians, with a few photographs thrown in. What more could you want?
I have been a classroom teacher in the Parramatta Diocese Catholic Education system for more than 30 years. Its damn hard work being upfront everyday, and I have recently moved out of the classroom to a specialised disability support role.
Tony’s 20 year employment at local council was thrown into question when I was given the opportunity to travel to the United States in 2008 to present at a conference – not on my paid work, but about my volunteering role in fire-fighting.
I now work for the NSW Rural Fire Service, continue to be a volunteer fire-fighter and community educator, and have taken up travel musing and planning.
Trips so far:
- 2008, October – United States (Tony)
- 2009, February – Japan (Tony, Liam and Timothy)
- 2009, September – Japan (Tony and Veronica)
- 2010, October – France (Veronica and Tony)
- 2010, October – Italy (Veronica and Tony)
- 2011, March – Japan (Tony)
- 2011, April – Germany (Veronica)
- 2011, August – Japan (Tony)
- 2012, May – Japan (Tony and Madeline)
- 2013, April – United States (Veronica and Tony)
- 2013, June – Japan (Tony)
- 2014, April – Japan (Tony and Veronica)
- 2014, September – The Netherlands, Belgium, France (Tony and Veronica)