Jandals and Jet Planes

Life & Adventures of a Kiwi Family in California

Mary Christmas

Here's a recap of our Elf on the Shelf (Mary Christmas) shenanigans from last year.


Who Should We Support?

We're in search of an American Football (NFL) team to support, so we can immerse ourselves in some local sporting culture. Who should we choose and why?

Two Years On…

It's two years today since we moved from New Zealand to California - here's my thoughts on the last 12 months.

Living on the Edge, Cliff Palace

Exploring North America's largest cliff dwelling, from the 1300's in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado.

Exploring Sand Dune Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

As I squeezed sideways through the narrow entrance between two huge red rocks, I was glad I hadn't eaten a big lunch -exploring Sand Dune Arch and Arches National Park, Utah.

Capitol Gorge Walk, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Exploring petroglyphs and the Pioneer Register on our hike in Captiol Gorge, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.


It's Father's Day in New Zealand today - the 1st Sunday of September. We had the USA version a few months ago, but since the Hubby is a kiwi dad, we can't let the day go past without celebrating... again!... Continue Reading →

Navajo Loop Trail, Bryce Canyon

Discovering the beauty of the Navajo Loop Trail, Bryce Canyon, with 4 year olds.

Exploring Southwest USA (with 4 year olds)

Eleven days exploring South West USA with our 'almost five' year olds. Here's the basic outline.

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