If you are visiting the Hawke's Bay of New Zealand, check out Gannet Beach Adventures for a big day out to visit the southern hemispheres only land based gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers. So much fun and excitement, and with wonderful viewing of gannets up close.
A classic book works like a balm to take the mind off aching legs. A bent for history eases the struggle of walking head-on into a howling northwest wind. And even a vague curiosity about modern movie-making helps bear the weight of sodden boots and socks.
I love the South Island tourism company of Fox Glacier Guides because they have the most amazing guides who are real mountain people from all over the world. Lizzy was the lead guide on our 2 ½ hour Flying Fox Heli-Hike.
It’s a public holiday in Queenstown for big people but not for the schools - so the neighbourhood is stunningly quiet. I have settled down to my first day of the blog4NZ festival with a three egg omelet, a cup of tea, Bob Dylan blasting out the stereo and a...
The blog4NZ festival is set to be a social media first as the world’s travel bloggers get together to a world first by producing hundreds and hundreds of pieces of travel content telling the world how great a place New Zealand is to travel.
Home of the Phantom of the Opera Before Andrew Lloyd Weber and others left their indelible marks on The Phantom of the Opera, the original story was written by Gaston Leroux and was inspired by the national opera house, L’ Opera Garnier.
The first few times we did any sort of traveling we packed the way most people typically pack. We took everything but the kitchen sink, because you never know when you might *need* something. We filled cars to the brim for weekend getaways, we lugged fifty pounds in a backpack...
We've been fans of Couchsurfing for years - you can stay with locals, saving the cost of a hostel and getting to see what life's really like for the people of a region. The idea was great, but we just never got around to using it, despite having set up...
The devastating 2nd Christchurch quake was far more violent than the September one 5 months earlier. It killed an estimated 200 people and destroyed thousands of homes beyond repair. It’s being touted as NZ’s worst disaster.
Many people’s interpretation of Indonesia is this jungly under developed country with no electricity and bare chested men and women riding around on elephants. Though some of that sounds fun, it’s not entirely true. Indonesia is a modern developing country complete with high rise buildings.