Terry and Maura McKenna

New Zealand


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About @TravelKiwis

57 years old • Male • Citizen of Ireland • Traveller & House Sitter

We are a Kiwi couple who have sold our house and small business and decided to do some travelling.
Our first section was a four month trip through Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong and United Arab Emirates. We had learned from our previous travel experience that we enjoyed travel more when we took our time and stayed in places longer – so where possible we would stay 3 or more days in each location, to at least get a feel for a place – some places we stayed up to a week.
After the UAE we flew to Europe to start our European House sitting period, this was from June 2016 to January 2017. We had multiple house sits in France, UK & Spain. In between these house sits we explored different areas and had some marvellous trips.
Our plans had to be altered as in July 2016 our middle son Daniel announced his engagement to Jessica and they were to be married in Feb 2017. We then had to plan a trip back to New Zealand and then back to Europe. So we decided after our South of France house sit ended early January we would fly to Florida, take a cruise and do a road trip around the state and stay with our friend in Tampa. All up we would spend a month in Florida before flying home.
We spent 6 weeks back in NZ enjoying the time with friends and family, the most beautiful wedding before leaving on our next segment.
We decided to stop off in Sri Lanka and Kerala, India on the way back, spending 8 days in each place as we had a house sit booked for the whole of April in Putney, London.
Since being back in Europe we have been house sitting in London, Munich, a small village in France, and equally small village in Devon, Cambridge and Birmingham.

Travel Often - Stay Longer - Experience More


TravelKiwis South Island, New Zealand Sep 2021

12 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021 • 2,039 kms

New Zealand

South East Europe Road Trip Jul-Sep 2019

26 Jul 2019 - 15 Sep 2019 • 4,237 kms

Germany Czech Republic Austria Hungary Romania Bulgaria Serbia Croatia Slovenia Italy France

North Eastern Europe June 2019

20 May 2019 - 02 Aug 2019 • 5,020 kms

France Germany Czech Republic Poland Lithuania Estonia Latvia Austria

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