Fiona and I started this blog in September 2004 when we decided to take a break from our jobs to go tour some of the world with a bag on our back and some money in our pockets.
We had an incredible time, seeing some beautiful places and meetings some nice people along the way, we started in San Francisco and our last destination was Bangkok, in between we visited Hawaii, New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, Korea, Japan, China, Vietnam and Laos.
We were armed with a 1.2 megapixel camera at the time, no mobiles, no WiFi, just good old fashioned books and the occasional internet cafe. The trip was excellent, it all went according to plan - well whatever plan there was to start with, we had some hilarious adventures and some real quality time together, you'll find all of the stories enclosed.
We came back to Scotland for Christmas 2005 where I proposed to Fiona and we've been married near 10 years now and have moved gradually North from Edinburgh to Dundee to Montrose where we now live, and there's no longer just the two of us... Our daughter Lois joined the traveling team in 2009 and she wasn't on her own for too long as her wee sister Ella joined the party in 2011 with our next addition, Flynn, coming to his Dad's rescue in early 2014 and our latest arrival, Martha completing the family portrait in 2017.
We still do a fair bit of "traveling" or should that be holidays? A lot in Scotland and some foreign trips thrown in too, Ella took her first trip abroad in June 2012 when we visited Italy and then went to France in July 2013, which was her sisters fourth holiday abroad after visiting France, Italy and Spain already in her first four years on this earth. Flynn's first trip outside the UK was to Catalunya in 2015 and we all loved our trip to Tuscany in summer 2016 with Martha's first trip abroad coming before her first birthday with a holiday in Florida in 2018.
We're just back (October 2019) from an incredible off-grid holiday in the Scottish Outer Hebrides where we had some much needed downtime.
I'll try to update this more as I do enjoy telling the stories and reading about others, take it easy.
Andrew, Fiona, Lois, Ella, Flynn & Martha x