Travel Diary

Spontaneous Travel and Last Minute Decisions


If you know me, you know I’m a planner. I plan ahead, I organize, I schedule. I have flights and hotels booked (at least) several weeks, hopefully months ahead of time. I spend hours researching routes and airlines and prices to the point of Shaun exclaiming to just book one already! That being said, the last 48 hours have been a whirlwind. Our itinerary has shifted from flying home to California in a week, to instead flying to Tokyo in 3 days.

The Month Long Road Trip


32 days and 3,000 miles later, we returned our camper van! I’m sort of in disbelief that I just lived an entire month in a vehicle. I had doubted my own stamina to endure such a long time living in a van, feeling confident we would have had to get an Airbnb or at least a motel room a few times to break up the month… Nope! I have survived the month long road trip, loyal to the camper van.

First Impressions: Life On The Road

I was nervous to book a camper van for 32 days. Where would I shower? Where will I pee? Will it be cramped? Where will we park for the night?... But today is day 5 and it’s been fabulous so far!


Film Roll no. 1

Shaun has a fancy for film photography. The photos below are from our first roll developed abroad featuring Bondi Beach and Coolangatta…


The Lucky Rookie

We rented a campervan! Driving on the wrong side of the road is as confusing as it sounds.

van selfie

22nd Birthday

Celebrating another year with koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, quokkas, and more!