Who are we?

Who are we?

We are Cath and Andrew.  We love to travel and regularly explore and travel to new and familiar locations.  After years of working hard and squeezing travel into available leave, we are flipping our lives on their heads and heading off for new adventures.

In mid 2017 we sold our house, put what is left of our possessions into storage and made the move to house sitting and travelling.  After housesitting in New Zealand for six months, we in November 2017 travelled through South East Asia and Europe and landed in the UK in mid January.  We have now been on the road for just 3.5 months, and have just settled into our third house sit in the UK.

What is Red Door Ponderings about?

We aren’t spring chickens heading off on our Big OE to backpack around the world, but we definitely enthusiastic travellers excited about exploring new parts of the world and challenging ourselves to try and do new things.  We take a slower approach to our travel, taking time to soak in and experience new places, flavours, cultures and views of the world.  These are our stories about where we have been, what we have learnt, what we would do again and what we would avoid at all costs!

On Red Door Ponderings you will discover the destinations we have been to in:

You can also find information on Travel Resources including

Red Door Ponderings is where we share our stories about transitioning from home owners with busy careers, to home free with less busy careers, and our travel and house sitting adventures.

What can you expect to find at Red Door Ponderings?

  • highlights and lowlights
  • things we loved
  • places we have stayed and recommend
  • experiences we have done and those we want to do – even if we are a wee bit afraid!

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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