Remember you are over the Edge of the Wild now, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go.
Gandalf, The Hobbit
Welcome to Over the Edge of the Wild, a blog dedicated to sharing our experiences as we travel around the world. We are a married Kiwi couple in our late 20s, who have decided to backpack around the world (or as far as we can get before the money runs out). Beyond an initial destination of “somewhere in Australia”, departing “sometime in February”, there aren’t very many plans: we’ll see where the road takes us. Some days that’s a very exciting prospect; on others it’s terribly scary.
We have created this blog as a journal of our trip, to collect memories for ourselves, for friends and family at home, and for anyone else interested in reading them really. Although most of the posts will be public, we thought that it might be nice every now and then to write a post(-card) for specific family or friends, then password protect it and send the passwords home on the back of real postcards. Apart from that, everything should be fairly self-explanatory. The About Us page tells you more about who we are, Trip Preparation contains all of our posts relating to preparing for the trip, the Travel Diary lists all of our previous posts from newest to oldest, and the Friend in Need section is dedicated to updates about Jo’s giant cross-stitch project. You can also use the side bar to look at posts relating to a particular destination, or to a period of time. Please, take some time to look around, and thanks for joining us on our trip!
Although Jo does most of the writing on the blog, Aaron is definitely the photographer in the family, and so the majority of the images on this site were taken by him. Please ask us before using any of his photos, and give him credit as your source.