Mike & Jacqui were married in 1999 having both lost their previous marital partners. This coincided with the time that their children left home and the dog ran away. This meant that they had the time and disposable income to do things that they had never managed when younger.
Travel was one of these things. Having only travelled as far as Europe in earlier days, the world suddenly beckoned. After a honeymoon in Thailand, the travel-bug bit and now they are trying to make up for lost time.
Having been caught up in the Asian tsunami of 2004, the next two years holidays were spent working as volunteers for a month at a time, back in Thailand.