We are a couple in our mid 50's who love travelling (even though we live in a magnificent part of the world-Far North Queensland). Mark and I are originally from Victoria and as much as we love visiting family down south, our many years in the tropics has convinced us that living long-term in unpredictable, chilly weather, is not for us!! I am an Adult Literacy Teacher and have been teaching at the Cairns TAFE for an embarrassingly long time! Mark is a pilot, flying for Customs. We both value our jobs and consider ourselves to be really fortunate to have jobs we both enjoy as well as offering security.
We are also the parents of four children. Our eldest daughter is an archeologist living in Spain and we were lucky enough to visit her last year spending time in her little Basque village as well as travelling through Spain together. We loved it lots! Our next beautiful daughter is a flight attendant living in Brisbane and we're lucky that she has lots of overnights in Cairns so that we can catch up frequently. After quite a big gap we had twins who are now 17. Our son works for Jetstar and our daughter, who is very creative, is finishing her final year at school.
Mark and I have a big house which is relatively empty these days and are looking forward to sharing it with guests. A friend of mine has inspired me with all her positive experiences and meeting lovely people world-wide, since she opened her house up to Airbnb this year.
We love walking, bike riding, going to movies and food! We are currently planning a trip to France for 6 weeks over the Christmas period. Our daughter is going to join us from Spain and we are looking forward to rugging up, exploring the countryside and experiencing the beautiful French food and wine!
We look forward to sharing our experiences and meeting people through our travels and hopefully gaining insights and recommendations through local knowledge.