She spent last New Year in The French Alps, she had a lovely long visit travelling across Australia from Melbourne to Perth and the beautiful Christian's Beach. She had a brief visit to the USA, and then off to Algiers where she celebrated Eid, and back to the USA, where she has just spent Christmas in Kansas and Nebraska.
Hester has visited 10 different countries, and travelled so many miles we have lost count! Most importantly though, Hester has raised £520.47 for SANDs
Hester's journey has not been without the odd hiccup, she has had a few injuries on the way, gone missing on the long journey from Australia to the USA, and missed her flights to Japan.
The injuries were expertly taken care of by the lovely Kate in Australia, she finally made it to Oregon in the USA after going AWOL on the journey from Perth, and the Japan trip has been re scheduled for June 2014 (with a little luck).
Initially Hester only planned to travel for a year, but those plans have now been extended for another year because so many families want to take part, and because travel plans don't always go smoothly.
We'd like to say a huge thank you to all the families that have hosted Hester over the past year, and to all those expecting to host over the coming year. And of course a massive thank you to everyone who has donated.
If you are reading and would like to host please leave a comment here and we will get back to you. Donating is easy, just click this link .
Hester is staying in the USA for a little while, and then heading North to Canada. You can keep up with Hester's journey here and on her Facebook page.