Our plans are based on visiting three destination over the 6 months of our travels, in the following order:


We’ll spend most of our time on Mauritius working as volunteers with EcoSud at Lagon Bleu and, whilst we want to contribute as much as we can to their operation, we do see this period as an opportunity to slow life down and unwind after the stress of the previous few years.

Australia -We’re planning to arrive in Australia in mid-December where we’ll be joined by our 3¬†children for the Christmas and New Year period. Christmas and New Year will be spent in the Sydney area and then we plan to spend January travelling up the east coast and, of course, Ian’s hoping to fit in a dive or two on the Barrier Reef.

Costa Rica – Although we haven’t actually booked anything after Sydney, our current plan is to travel from Sydney to Costa Rica and then to spend 6 weeks or so travelling and perhaps enrolling in an intensive Spanish course for 3 weeks or so. We’ve seen a school on the Pacific coast where you can do 20 hours a week, (mornings), and live with local families. A few weeks of that may help us learn a word or two.