Recent travels

We love traveling and have now visited 64 different countries!  You can read the travelogues for our trips to many of these countries by clicking on the links below.  Each of the travelogues contains lots of pictures and sometimes there are links to videos we have put on YouTube.


Great Wall of China 2009


UK 2007  We visited the United KIngdom so that we could explore our family history.  We were able to meet all living relatives and find graves and houses belonging to our ancestors.

Europe 2007  We went on a month long Cosmos Tour around Europe. 

Israel 2007  What a privilege to visit Israel.  It made reading the Bible much more meaningful!

Jordan and Egypt 2007  These historic countries are hot!

USA and Canada 2007  We went to America so that Kathy could sing with the Kansas City Chorus in the International Barbershop Competitions.

Vietnam 2009  We had a wonderful trip to Vietnam.

China 2009  It was fascinating seeing how industrialised China has become.  There is some lovely scenery there too!

Sydney to Melbourne October 2009  We drove from Sydney to Melbourne so Ross could lead a workshop at the Girls' Brigade Australia Conference, and so we could visit the family.

Scandinavia, Russia and Estonia 2010  This was a 16 day Trafalgar tour.  We saw lots of interesting countries and really loved the beauty of Norway. 

Turkey 2010  This tour was quite demanding but it enabled us to see the main sights of a very historic country.  Insights into the world of the early Church were especially valuable.

America 2011 We visited New York, Connecticut (doing family history), Kansas City and Portland (catching up with friends), and then went on a Gaither Gospel Cruise to Alaska. America is a great place to visit!

Rarotonga 2012  This was a lovely island holiday.  We thought that we would have plenty of time for reading and relaxing, but we found plenty to do on the tropical island of Rarotonga!

Hawaii 2012 We went on a 7 day cruise around the Hawaiian Islands on the "Pride of America". Wonderful!

Norway 2012. We were able to spend time getting to know our newly discovered family in Norway. They looked after us so well!

Central Europe 2012.  On this Cosmos tour we visited Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic. It was great to learn about the history of this area (often tragic), and to see the sights of some magnificent cities.

Abu Dhabi and Dubai 2012. We had a brief stopover in the United Arab Emirates on our way home from Europe.

Pacific islands 2013  We went on a cruise to Vanuatu and New Caledonia, aboard the 'Pacific Pearl', then had a week in gorgeous Fiji.


Hawaii, 2012.

USA and Caribbean 2014.  To celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary we went on a 2 week cruise on the 'Carnival Glory' to the eastern and western Caribbean. We also spent a little time in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Miami and Washington DC.

Asia 2015.  To celebrate Kathy's 60th birthday we visited Langkawi and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Panglao Island (Philippines);and then went on a cruise on the "Celebrity Millennium" to Hong Kong; Kaohsiung and Taipeh (Taiwan); Nagasaki (Japan); Busan, Jeju Island and Seoul (South Korea), and Tianjin and Shanghai (China). 6 weeks away!

Pacific Islands 2016.  We went on a cruise to Fiji and Tonga aboard the "Pacific Pearl".  We were accompanied by our friends from America, LaDonna and Tony Cheatham.


Melbourne to Adelaide 2016.  We drove from Melbourne to Adelaide following the Murray River.

Top end of Australia and Bali, 2017. We went on a cruise around the top of Australia on the "Radiance of the Seas". This was to celebrate Ross's 70th birthday. Another wonderful cruise!

Pacific Islands 2017. We went on a cruise to New Caledonia and Vanuatu on the "Sun Princess"

Papua New Guinea 2018. We went on a wonderful cruise to Papua New Guinea on the Pacific Aria. It was fascinating to see the primitive culture; the effect of the Japanese invasion during WW2, and the devastation caused by volcanoes.

New Caledonia 2018. We went on a short cruise on the Pacific Eden to New Caledonia. We had been before but it was nice to explore different parts of New Caledonia.



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