World Travel: From South-West USA To North-East UK

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. 

Hello, and Happy (albeit belated) New Year! Yes, it is almost February…

Things have been busy to say the least, as we’ve spent the last month or more on an around-the-world adventure with our pre-schooler and baby. For a quick recap, we packed up our house in New Mexico, USA (which had been home for the past four years), and flew to Sydney, Australia (our original home) to spend Christmas and New Year with family and friends. We then made the even bigger journey from Australia all the way to the north of England, and to our new home here in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Moving Day! 

Our first flights with two kids!

One of the many pubs around Britain, The Travellers’ Rest.

It has been a fantastic adventure, a little tiring at times (which was to be expected), but all in all a wonderful experience. Some of the downsides have included dealing with illnesses along the way (it seems to happen a lot with international travel) and adjusting to new time zones, although we really haven’t done too badly with the jet lag, considering we flew from USA to Australia to UK with two kids under the age of four. And the obvious upsides of travel have included seeing friends and family, eating great food, and also seeing more of the world!

We spent Christmas and New Year celebrating in Australia.

Our stopover in Dubai, UAE, on our flights from Sydney, Australia to Newcastle, UK.

The next big step will be moving into our new home. We have spent these first couple of weeks house-hunting here in the UK, and enjoyed staying in a city apartment so we could experience life in a city once again. It has been really fun shopping, eating out, and seeing the sights!

Coming up on the blog: “Hot Tea & Home Thyme!”

Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead.

Bridget @ Hot Tea Travel & Thyme x 

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Harbour

Our week at the beach, on the south coast of NSW, Australia. 

Australia: Ocean views…

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