Hello, Kia ora and welcome to our website!
We are Charlotte and James Maddock and we started this website as a way of sharing the joy with you, specifically our three favourite things:
Travel and the outdoors;
Lessons we learn in real, genuine moments.
Charlotte (27) is from Christchurch, New Zealand and James (29) is from Moorine Rock; a small country town in Western Australia. Truly, Google says it has a population of 70 (and we have a sinking feeling that might be inflated too).
We met in 2011 when we were both studying abroad in Indiana, America. I (Charlotte) would love to say it was love at first sight, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. James was the immature Aussie who swapped my sugar out for salt, asked if I shagged sheep on the daily and drew phalluses all over my textbooks. But somehow, by some miracle here we are – eight years later.
Over the last few years we have learnt a lot about ourselves - the people we want to be and what it is that truly matters to us. Things we don’t ever want to stop learning about.
Here's our last few years in a nutshell:
In 2015, we bought a 1975 Kombi Van (Vinnie the VW) and got engaged!
In 2016, we took a year off work and road-tripped Australia (…until Vinnie broke down).
In 2017, we settled back in Perth and worked hard, saving up to pay for our wedding (and Vinnie’s mechanical bill).
In 2018, we got married (yay!) and travelled to the Kimberley for our honeymoon.
And this year, 2019, we haven't really had a 'concrete' plan. And to us that is beyond exciting. (And scary). We have spent Summer road-tripping New Zealand (in Vinnie), two months camping up north in Western Australia, three weeks between China and Malaysia and are now currently in Bali, Indonesia. We can't wait to see what joy we will find on this year of 'unknowns'. And most importantly, we can't wait to share it - the joy, with you.
So join us - connect with us - come away with us!