The Walker Family

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We are the Walkers, a family of four from Surrey in the United Kingdom; two adults and two kids, both boys, aged 7 and 9.  We are planning to head off on our year long family travels in August 2014.  Our itinerary includes, Canada, USA, South America, New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia.  Wish us luck!

Sept 2014 : We finally left the UK Sep 2014 with Daniel our nephew substituting for Mum while she recovers from a back op and planning to be together beginning of October in Denver, Colorado.

Oct 2014 :  All together again.  The Walker 4 are now in South America and onwards having left Daniel to continue his American travels until December 2014.

Aug 2015 : Travelling around Australia for 6 months has added a bit of time onto our itinerary, more like a Gap Year and a Half!  Next stop South East Asia….

Jan 2016 : Back in Australia for a relaxing Christmas and New Year, and time to consider what next?

April 2016 : We are now living in beautiful Brisbane, Australia.

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32 Responses to The Walker Family

  1. Neil Wild says:

    have an amazing experience all of you…. will be following your progress.

  2. John Godin says:

    Enjoy your “Gap” year…. look forward to reading all about your upcoming adventure.

  3. Tamara says:

    Bon voyage! Best of luck and thrilling adventures.

  4. Joe Walsh says:

    Hi Cameron
    how are you doing in Canada ?Its really fun in year five, leaving for Liddington in 4 days .hope you have a good time on your travels. We have a football tournamant tomorrow against Homefield.Im in the C team. Look forward to hearing more of your adventures. Love Joe

    • Ben Walker says:

      Hi Joe

      Hope you are enjoying year five so far, thanks for the message. Canada was really spectacular we went in a sea plane on are last day there. I’m sure you will have a great time in Liddington and score some goals in your match!!!

      Good Luck From Cameron:-)

  5. Max & Ellie says:

    Hi Ollie & Cameron, We are following your blog and really like the RV and the all the places you are visiting. Where do you get all the water from for the shower and toilet? Have you seen any bears, moose or deadly spiders on your trip yet? What’s the best thing you have done so far?
    Year 3 is quite good, rugby has started and we played our first school football match last week against St.Mary’s and we won 4-1.
    Cam – Liddington was great apart from the yuckie food. We did raft building, abseiling, archery and jacobs ladder. Year 5 is different as you move around all the time.
    Miss you all.
    Max and Ellie

    • Ben Walker says:

      Hi Max and Ellie, good to hear from you, some good questions. The water is held in a big tank underneath the RV or we connect a hose to the RV park’s water system. We have seen some bald eagles and a snake skin that had been shed, but we have not seen any other deadly animals yet. We probably will see some though and will let you know if we do. We went rafting today and saw some deer by the side of the river feeding. They were very pretty, and stared at us as we went down the river. We saw some elk at Mt St Helens National Park – elk are similar to deer but much bigger, and with big horns.
      The best thing (Ollie) that I have done so far is the rafting because we went down some awesome rapids. My best thing (Cam), so far was the EMP museum, which I wrote about in my Blog. I also really enjoyed the sea plane flight because it was so much fun taking off from the sea and then sweeping around over Vancouver before landing again.
      Well done Max for winning your football match, and I hope that Rugby is good. How is your new teacher?
      Wow, Ellie, sounds like you had a great time at Liddington, did you also do the Zip wire and quad biking? What was wrong about the food?
      We also miss you guys a lot, please keep in touch and check out the Blog.
      Cam and Olliexx

  6. Ben & Lou says:

    Hey guys, looks like you’re having an awesome time already and great to follow your progress and see some pictures. Also great to see Capilano which we took the boys to and have an identical picture of boy and bear. Looking forward to seeing more from you guys and hope you make the next few weeks as lads only!

    Ben & Lou

    • Ben Walker says:

      Hi Ben, great to hear from you, yes, we’re having a terrific time, we loved Vancouver and are only sorry that we didn’t have more time there. I need to update the blog but over the past week we’ve been travelling across Oregon, Idaho and into Montana/Wyoming to visit Yellowstone. The Park is amazing, so much to see and really varied scenery – gorges, geysers, open meadows – you guys would love it. Adele is flying out next week so we are looking forward that after nearly 6 weeks on tour! Hope you guys are all well. Ben, Cam & Ollie

  7. James says:

    It’s amazing the trip once in a life time opportunity oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

  8. Joe Walsh says:

    Hey Cameron ,I’m sure your having a brilliant time !ive just got my new iPad mini and its really good

  9. Joe Walsh says:

    Hey camron, just read your latest comment, it’s fun riding horses isn’t it !

    Look forward to reding your next adventures

    From your friend JOE WALSH

  10. Fred says:

    Hi Cameron
    Its me …Fred!
    For new year I went surfing down in Cornwall.
    we went surfing every day and it was freezing cold!
    We just started rugby season and i am a big tackler!
    Everyone at school is missing you so much and we all hope that you come home soon!
    I have seen all of your great views like Chile, Brazil!
    How long until you go to New Zealand?

    hope you come back soon From Fred 🙂

    • Cameron Walker says:

      Hi Fred
      Its me … Cam
      Sounds like surfing was awesome but rather cold! In Chile before we left to go to New Zealand I got to go white water rafting down rapids grade three which was so cool and we got soaked. I hope year five is good and christmas was great.

      From Cameron 🙂

  11. Fred says:

    Hi Cameron,
    It’s me Fred
    looks like you are having a fun time on the swings.
    What are going to do in New Zealand?
    I hope i will see you soon!

    From Fred 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Cameron Walker says:

      Hi Fred,
      It’s me Cameron…again.
      We are now in New Zealand and are learning about the Maori people which are really interesting. Tomorrow I am going sea-kayakin, the water is really warm here and lots of fish.
      From Cam 🙂

  12. Christophe MELI says:

    Hi Ben.

    Today crayfish at Karikoura. The weather was too bad for whales watching.
    I don’t know where you are exactly but don’t miss Puzzling world at Wanaka. It’s very fun for children.
    Enjoy your trip.
    The MELI’s

    • Ben Walker says:

      Bonjour famille Meli!. Great to hear from you, we really enjoyed spending time with you in Kaiteriteri and learning about life in New Caledonia. Thanks for getting in touch, we passed through Wanaka today, but unfortunately we didn’t get time to drop into Puzzling World so it will have to be on the list for our next visit! Sorry to hear about the whale watching but Crayfish doesn’t sound like too bad as an alternative. We are now in Queenstown for a couple of days before moving onto Doubtful Sound, and then onto Christchurch. Keep in touch and enjoy the rest of your holiday in this wonderful country! From the Walkers.

  13. John Paul says:

    Hi, all

    Hope you are having a great time.
    Summer is approaching in Outwood and the sound of leather on willow echoes through the village. That and the drinking of beer and wine.

    Take care

    • Adele says:

      Hi JP, hope you are both keeping well. Thanks for the message, we are still having a blast, covering a lot of miles and determined to see as much of Oz as possible! Your comments about the village made me a little homesick though…… I especially miss the occasional pint of Pilgrim down at the Castle! Give my best to the other guys. Cheers, Ben

  14. Maddie says:

    Hey Cameron

    It’s me Maddie hope your having an amazing time travelling I really enjoy reading your blogs. Whish I was in Australia with you watching the netball world cup! Annual camping trip next weekend looking forward to that.

    Maddie

  15. fred says:

    Hi cam,it’s Fred
    how are you doing ,where are you going next? Your pictures look great you must be having a lot of fun.What was your favourite country?Look forward to see your next adventures I hope you have a great time. We have just changed from football to rugby also we have swimming galas coming up, I am revising for my exams……boring.

    from Fred 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Cameron Walker says:

      Hi Fred, Its Cam speaking from Chiang Mai

      Thanks for the Email and the thousands of smiley faces underneath!
      We have just spent one week in a town called Pai and are now spending another week in Chiang Mia to see some more of the festivals and lanterns. Like you asked me, my favourite country is probably Argentina as every mile you drive is different, big city to the stunning green flats of the country side!
      I hope your exams go well and you and everybody at school will not get to bored!

      From Cameron 😉

  16. Max says:

    Hi Cameron its max , enjoying your trip? Can’t wait to see u next year

    • Cameron Walker says:

      Hi Max Its Cam!

      Thanks for the Email, and yes I am really enjoying my trip but also can’t wait to get back to England to see all my friends. It is not long until we go back to Australia to spend Christmas with our grandparents and cousins! I hope you are enjoying school your exams go well!

      From school mate Cam 😉

      • James says:

        Hi Cameron and ollie how are you laos sounds amazing with the bombs and the markets I think it’s so cool that you do all these things
        We’re having our year 6 play and I’m grandpa Louise is Vicky (my granddaughter) and Maddys Marney (my other granddaughter) and joes someone from abba. I wish you could come and see it I’m really nervous because it’s this week.

        I hope all is well and that you have an amazing trip I still can’t wait to see you !!!!!!!

        From James Cameron school friend

        • Cameron Walker says:

          Dear James

          Thanks for the awesome Email, Louise sent me some pictures of your play and it looked so much fun, I’m jealous
          that I missed it! We are now in Thailand ( Bangkok) and are exploring even more Markets:-( Boring) Unfortunately we are leaving at midnight tonight to catch an aeroplane back to Australia to spend christmas with our family!

          Also Can’t wait to see you! From Cameron

          P.S Love your Grandpa costume for the play:-)

  17. Maddie says:

    Hi Cameron!!!
    It’s me Maddie hope you had a lovely Christmas❄⛄ and happy new year❗. It must be a lot warmer were you are then here sadly we haven’t had any snow but we have 1 or 2 frosts wich is better than nothing!.
    Maddie
    X
    PS please reply I love hearing from you travels.

    • Cameron Walker says:

      Hi Maddie

      Sounds like you have had a awesome christmas and you enjoyed the ice-skating in London! We obviously didn’t have any snow either but that does mean we can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool at our friends house! Later this month we are going to see the George’s Marvellous Medicine stage show, based on the book by Roald Dahl!

      We are looking after a friends puppy for a couple of weeks and she is really cute!
      Although I am really enjoying myself I still miss you guys back in the UK!

      From Cameron 😉

  18. James says:

    Hi Cam and Ollie
    Hope your having an amazing time on your travels. I can see your back in Brisbane with your granny.

    Hope you had a nice hot xmas in Australia!!!!!

    I went ice skating in London, at Somerset house with Maddy on New years eve which was really fun. For xmas I went up north to see our family.

    I went to see the new star wars film in Reigate which was really exciting as I had never seen a star wars film at a cinema.

    This is the last few days of the holidays but sadly for me I’m revising for my 11 plus(but still staying at H’s for year 7 and 8- so will still be there IF you come back.

    Let me know what your up to !!!

    From Jimbo(Benbo)

    • Cameron Walker says:

      Hi James

      Sounds like you had a great time in London with Maddie at Christmas Eve!
      I also saw the new Star Wars in 3D and I thought it was awesome! Hopefully your revision is going well and you are not getting too bored!

      For New Years Eve we took the train into Brisbane city to see fireworks that were really close but still incredible! At the moment we are looking after a friends puppy called Poppy for two weeks and she is really cute! We have also just seen two cricket matches at The Gabba Stadium, called the T20 and the atmosphere was great! We supported the Brisbane Heats but they sadly lost.

      I am having a really good time but really missing you guys back in the UK.

      From Cammy 😉

  19. Andrew Devlin says:

    Dear Walker Family,

    I hope this email finds you well!

    My names Andrew and I work as an Assistant Producer for an award winning production company, Optomen Television.

    As part of our development of new ideas we are very intrigued to learn more about travelling families and subsequently I came across your fantastic website family blog. I’m hoping to talk to families such as yourselves, about your story, where you’ve been and where you are going and how you make it work logistically and I would absolutely love to chat to you some more if you’d be so willing.

    Please do let me know if this may be feasible.

    Many thanks,

    Andrew

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