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RTW TRIP 2006-2007

WE'RE HOME!!!! =)

Stay tuned for some exciting photos and tips to be uploaded onto my pages during the next couple months. We took over 14,000 photos so it might take a little while to narrow it down to which ones to upload to the VT site. ;) Pardon the dust while my pages are under construction.




Rob and I went on a round-the-world backpacking trip. We were gone for 12 months which started in November 2006 and some of the destinations are listed below.

Click on the links below to visit my pages about specific destinations including some tips and photos




Easter Island
Galapagos Islands Tour ~ on Sea Man Yacht
Overland Tour Lima to Rio De Janeiro (81 days via bottom of South America) ~ Departed 28 Nov 2006 ~ Finished 16 Feb 2007
Party at Carnivale 2007 in Rio De Janeiro


Costa Rica




3 May ~ Recover from jet lag in Madrid
4 May ~ Train to Algeciras, ferry to Tangier and train to Casablanca
6 May ~ Tour of Morocco ~ Depart from Casablanca (duration 2 weeks)
20 May ~ Travel Marakesh to Madrid
28 May ~ VT Dinner in Madrid
29 May ~ Fly Madrid to Venice
1 June ~ Train Venice to Ancona & Ferry Ancona to Split, Croatia
2 June ~ Tour of Croatian Islands by boat
9 June ~ Ferry Split to Ancona
10 June ~ Ferry Ancona to Patras Greece ~ overnight
11 June ~ Train to Athens
14 June ~ Fly to Santorini
17 June ~ Ferry to Mykonos
18-19 June ~ Ferry to Kusadasi via Samos


19 June ~ Overland Tour Kusadasi to Istanbul Turkey ~ 11 days
1 July ~ Overland Tour Istanbul to Cairo Egypt ~ via Syria and Jordan ~ 32 days ~ In The Footsteps of Alexander
31 July ~ Wedding anniversary at a posh hotel in Cairo
2 Aug ~ Bus to Dahab and 5 nights in Dahab for relaxing and diving
7 Aug ~ Bus to Sharm el Sheikh and 3 nights in Sharm for relaxing and diving
10 Aug ~ Bus to Cairo
10 Aug ~ VT Drinks in Cairo
11 Aug ~ Geckos Tour from Cairo to Aswan and back - 12 days
23 Aug ~ 2 nights in Alexandria
27 Aug ~ Fly Cairo to Dubai UAE
28 Aug ~ VT Drinks in Dubai
30 Aug ~ Fly Dubai to Kathmandu Nepal


1 Sept ~ Rob will Trek Annapurna ~ 14 days
1 Sept ~ Daniele will volunteer for 4 weeks in Kathmandu
15 Sept ~ Rob will volunteer for 2 weeks in Kathmandu
29 Sept ~ Geckos Tour Kathmandu to Delhi (24 days)
23 Oct ~ Fly Delhi to Hong Kong
23 Oct ~ Explore Hong Kong
27 Oct ~ Fly Hong Kong to Adelaide (arrive on 28 Oct) via KL


Stay tuned ... I am working on a new travelogue in my Port Douglas pages about our wedding in 2004. I know it has taken me ages to get around to this ... but it will be worth the wait I hope. :)

Click here to go directly to the wedding travelogue.


My dream was always to move to Australia since I was fascinated by everything I had read and photos I had seen about it growing up in the USA.

I have lots of friends here and the love of my life & husband, Rob! :) Not to mention a great job. Adelaide is a fantastic city that is just big enough to have plenty to do and small enough to not feel crowded.

In 2002 I was lucky enough to spend a month here, which flew by too fast & then I spent 4 months here on a holiday work visa in 2003. I moved here permanently in March 2004.

Rob & I were married in August 2004 in Port Douglas, Queensland. :) We honeymooned all over far north Queensland which was wonderful!

The photo to the left was taken on 29 July, 2003, in Surfers Paradise. That same night, Rob proposed to me. :)

If you get the chance, definitely go snorkeling or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef ... its amazing!! :)


I grew up all over the east coast of the US: in Florida, Georgia,
Alabama, and Virginia. I went to college at The College of Wooster in
Ohio and George Mason University in Virginia. Jobs after college took
me to Cocoa, Florida, Hartford, Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts.
My extended family lives in Cocoa, Florida (near the space center) and I
consider that my hometown.


I've been to Russia three times since 1997. My mother became involved in doing business with Russia back in 1992 and eventually we went to St. Petersburg as a family for 2.5 months in Nov 1997. We stopped in Frankfurt for 5 days on the way over.

The second time I went to Russia was in Sept 2001, for 2 weeks, since my mother and two sisters had been living there for 16 months already.

They lived there up until October 2003 & I went for my third visit to St Petersburg in December 2002 for Christmas & New Years with Rob (his first time visiting Russia). We stopped in Helsinki for a couple days on the way.

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  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    Happy Birthday Daniele hope you had a great day

  • toemayn's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    Hope your birthday is filled with all the fun you can handle!

  • SONG's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    I also just found your pages and have perused only the tip of the iceberg. Your adventures sound so interesting. Will return for more reading. A belated Welcome to VT.

    • lovinoz's Profile Photo
      Jan 28, 2013 at 6:10 PM

      Thank you :) It looks like we are from the same corner of the world ... I spent my youngest years in Brevard County. :)

    • SONG's Profile Photo
      Jan 29, 2013 at 8:22 AM

      Yes, I love the beach! If you look at my pages, you will see a definite theme in them. BEACHES!! I have been to Cocoa many times and enjoy taking my little nieces and nephews there to watch any shuttle launches. We have stood right on the beach and felt it rumble and watched the majesty of a launch. Awesome. Here it is January and our weather has been in the 80's! I almost went to Cocao yesterday. SOOOO tempting.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Hi from Brisbane! See you have been a member for a long time and I have only just found your pages.

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2012 at 6:23 AM

    Hi Daniele Happy Birthday Have a great day

  • CeciliaL's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Happy belated birthday, hope you had a great one :)

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Hi Daniele Happy Birthday Have a great day

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    Sep 30, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    October 5th - Early birthday wishes to you.

    Svetlana Bellon

  • adelaidean's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:24 AM

    hello stranger, saw you online..how are you guys?

    • lovinoz's Profile Photo
      Nov 6, 2012 at 4:35 PM

      yes - moved to Hallett Cove (from Glenelg) four years ago - loving it down here!

    • adelaidean's Profile Photo
      Nov 18, 2012 at 9:34 PM

      sounds like life is treating you well...have to catch up one day x

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    Oct 15, 2010 at 2:18 AM

    Hope your birthday was happy

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