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HOLIDAY 2007-8 The Gap Year Travel Blog by KHWD

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An Outdoor Travel Blog - Holiday 2007-8

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On the 31st July 2007 I had the opportunity to take early retirement and a redundancy package from my then employer, which afforded us the opportunity to travel and realise a life long dream of returning to Australia the place of both our youths. We named this experience HOLIDAY 2007-8.  Whilst planning that HOLIDAY 2007-8 opportunity and packing up our property (we let it through an agency to Polish railway workers, which helped provide additional funding for our HOLIDAY 2007-8 adventures) we decided to also cover my cousin in California, New Zealand, Hong Kong and a few of the Pacific islands, namely Fifi, Western Samoa and Tonga (inspired initially by my love of Rugby, esp. the Fijian 7s rugby). Annie took early retirement as well, leaving her employment a couple of months after me during which time I had done most of the planning, bookings, hiring and packing, both house and travel stuff ready for HOLIDAY 2007-8. So come the 26th October 2007 it was time for the HOLIDAY 2007-8 off. What an adventure, what an opportunity to spend so much time together and the added bonus of the boys and Phoenix coming out to join us for Xmas in New Zealand. Use this website to read the diaries, see something of the planning that went into a gap year, study the timeline and most of all feast your eyes on all the supporting pictures, slideshows and videos with commentary. I have kept the original website pages created on return from the gap year but by implication technology-wise they look and feel a bit old and clunky but you can get to them if you wish through the "go to old-school" buttons where appropriate, many thanks for looking, maybe it will give you inspiration to undertake your own gap year, we reflect upon our fab times often even now!

Created for customer by KeefH Web Designs, a travel blog website that covers the holiday 2007-8. This site covers a gap year long holiday to America, California, the pacific islands, Fiji (both main islands), Western Samoa (both main islands, savaii and upolu), tonga (and 1 island , daydream resort), Australia, New Zealand (all 3 islands, north, south and stewart) and a break touchdown at changi airport, singapore. That is Holiday 2007-8 in a nutshell. Read on, see more of our exploits from our Holiday 2007-8.

The slider images below are in reverse chronological order, i.e. the end of the Holiday 2007-8 GAP YEAR is first working backwards and showing highlights right back to the time we left home, and indeed even further back to our family trip in 1995 when the boys were a whole lot younger. Hopefully it shows some of what we experienced on HOLIDAY 2007-8

Here is a HIGHLIGHTs movie culled from many of the talkies movies we have elsewhere on the site. It was created in response to You Tube telling us that some of the very early movies including 1995 and 2007-8 trips where there was a thumbnail overlay screen may be in error due to You Tube processing issues pre March 2020. On investigating we found no such issues but decided as we had up ended those movies to create a more up to date one, created and uploaded by KeefH Web Designs in November 2023 (KHWD), enjoy. Be warned the movie is 60 minutes long covers 1995 in Australia, then in 20007-8 New Zealand, Australian states New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria plus Hong Kong.

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Take a look at the HOLIDAY 2007-8 GAP YEAR travel blog route and flight path in overview via this You Tube video created by KeefH Web Designs just to show our overall HOLIDAY 2007-8 travel route.

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