Who are we?

We are Cath and Andrew.  We love to travel and regularly explore and travel to new and familiar locations.  I suppose we could call it mid life travel – we aren’t spring chickens heading off on our Big OE to backpack around the world.  We aren’t quite sure what our version of mid life travel looks like, but we do know it will be what we make of it.  Red Door Ponderings is where we share our world travel stories, almost a travel journal but not quite.

We are focused on taking a slower approach to travel.  Taking time to soak in and  experience new places, flavours, cultures and views of the world.

Travel has increasingly become our focus and passion.  If we aren’t on holiday we are planning the next one.  I also travel a lot for work – so get the added privilege of seeing a lot of my own country – much of which most people don’t get to see.

We dream of travelling the world, chasing the sun, exploring local cultures, food and experiences.

What is Red Door Ponderings about?

Because we have been travelling so regularly and so much we have learnt a few things, some tips and tricks and how to get the most out of your travel. We are always dreaming of or planning our next adventure.  We are planning to do a lot more travel, hopefully our stories, experiences and photos will inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and give new places and destinations a go.  Red Door Ponderings is our space to share those journeys with you.

Throughout 2017 we are focusing on downsizing so we can travel more.  We will be staying close to home and traveling in New Zealand and Australia (and maybe a Pacific Island), plus we will be sharing some of our recent journeys and experiences in New Zealand, Australia, Samoa,  South East Asia and Europe.  We are planning on heading back to Europe in December starting with London and then Krakow, Poland for Christmas.

Thanks for joining us for the ride….

You can also find Andy here.

Mid Life Travel

River Cruise, Lyon France July 2016.


  1. May 1, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Ohhh you are going to LOVE Krakow during Christmas time. It’s really a Christmas city. It’s one of my second homes, I really hope it will treat you well and you’ll come back with great memories!!

    • reddoorponderings
      May 2, 2017 / 12:29 am

      Thanks. I have heard really good things! It seems ages away but it will come around quickly.

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