My Second Great North Run

Hello Friends, On Sunday I ran the Great North Run Half Marathon for the second year, here in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I think I enjoyed the event even more than last year, and this might have been partly as I know it is my last one, so I tried to be very […]


  Welcome, September! In some ways this month has arrived on our doorstep very slowly, but in other ways it has crept up extremely quickly. It’s funny how that works! So.. what is happening in our world here at the House of Hales this September? We have a very meaningful […]

Farewell, UK ( + Giveaway!)

Hello Friends, It is almost time for us to say goodbye to the UK! We’ve spent the last twenty months living here in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in northern England, and in just a few short weeks we will be flying back to our home in New Mexico, USA.┬áThis month is a busy […]

Hot Tea Travel & Thyme Heads HOME!

  Hello Friends, We are rejoicing this week here at the House of Hales as we have the most wonderful news to share. Over the last year or two we have been discussing where we would like our “forever home” to be. Many different ideas came up in conversation: Canada, […]

HTT&T Turns Four!

Hello Friends! This month (on April 18) we celebrate FOUR years of Hot Tea Travel & Thyme! Four years ago we were on our first world trip with baby on board, “Around The World In 88 Days”. I had come up with an idea to start a travel and lifestyle […]

I’m In! The Great North Run 2018

Hi Friends, I have great news! I received a place in the Great North Run for 2018! Running another half marathon is one of my major goals for 2018, so I was very lucky to receive a place in the ballot. I will be raising money for Mind, a mental […]