Jandals and Jet Planes

Life & Adventures of a Kiwi Family in California

Getting our Kiwi on for Waitangi Day

We got a few So Cal based New Zealand families together for the first time this weekend to celebrate Waitangi Day and all things Kiwi, and it was GREAT!


Lions, Tigers … Oh My! Project Survival’s Cat Haven

We were only a couple of metres away from the Lion when it pounced - definitely a memorable Christmas Eve for the Jandals and Jet Planes household!

Santa, Giants and Snow

We shared our Christmas this year with snow and giants, in the Sequoia National Park.

Time Travel : A Note To Our 21 Year Old Children

Last month I wrote 21st letters to the twin tornados (but they're only 5 years old).

Where Four States Meet

Standing in four states of the USA at one time at Four Corners Monument on our Summer Road Trip.

Taking it Easy…

"Well, I'm a standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona" quite literally on this summer road trip stop off.

Meo-WOW! Meow Wolf

When George RR Martin turns an old bowling alley in Sante Fe into a mind blowing interactive art exhibition, you definitely go and visit it! And we did.

Kiwi vs Kiwifruit

Kiwi - a New Zealander, a brown fuzzy fruit or a flightless bird? Allow me to explain...

Orange, Orange Everywhere

October in Southern California means ORANGE. Autumn is here (well, the locals call it 'Fall') and everything is PUMPKIN, from the flavour of your latte to decorations on your front door step. Pumpkin patches pop up all around the place.... Continue Reading →

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