Family life outside the box

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New Zealand

New Zealand was my birth country. All of our family was born there. Both my husband and I grew up there. I travelled the country extensively growing up. I've driven on every State Highway in the North Island, and visited a lot of the South Island. 

I plan to add more New Zealand content soon. I will get there. Please be patient!!! 


My two oldest children and I moved to Australia in May, 2011. Rimaha had already lived there since around 2005. I'd previously lived in Sydney for a year when I was 21, but moved back to New Zealand for the birth of my oldest. 

In our ten years living in Australia, we were based in NSW. We spent time travelling the coast and greater Sydney region. We also did a few road trips up to Queensland, including Sunshine Coast. 

I have quite a few posts to write about on places like Tangalooma (Moreton) Island off the coast of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Tin Can Bay. 

Cook Islands

Cook Islands is a special place for us. In 2014, this was the location of our wedding. I'll write up a couple of posts on this wonderful island paradise. I've actually got some posts stashed somewhere from our old blog. I'll look forward to sharing our magical time here.

World Travel Ambitions - Family Life Outside the Box - Saigon, Vietnam - March 2020

About Us

We are a blended Kiwi family of five. All born in New Zealand, we have lived abroad for most of the kids lives. Rimaha moved to Australia 15 years ago, Melissa, Noah and Aaliyah followed 10 years ago with a dream to someday travel the world. In 2020 we set off on our dream, stopping to live in Hoi An and An Bang along the way.

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