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Fifty Before 50 – My New Bucket List

Fifty Before 50 – My New Bucket List

With all the lack of travelling happening lately – and the likelihood that there won’t be a whole lot going on for the rest of this year – I have had a lot of time on my hands to think about the travel I want to do over the next (gulp!)...
Best Things to do in Akaroa, New Zealand

Best Things to do in Akaroa, New Zealand

Our cruise itinerary listed a stop in Christchurch, and I was excited to spend a day exploring the city. But then I discovered we would be disembarking in Akaroa. I decided instead to spend the day exploring this cute little town rather than travelling into...
Best Things to do in Dunedin New Zealand

Best Things to do in Dunedin New Zealand

My recent visit to New Zealand included a short stop in Dunedin. We only had one full day to explore, but we were lucky that it brought back memories of our trip to the city a few years earlier. That time we were able to do a fantastic tour of the popular Cadbury...
Things to do on Stewart Island, New Zealand

Things to do on Stewart Island, New Zealand

A few years ago a group of my friends spent a few days on Stewart Island. I was invited too, but was already travelling in the Middle East so I had to content myself with jealously watching their social media updates instead. Finally I recently got to visit for myself...
Hundertwasser Around the World

Hundertwasser Around the World

I first discovered Hundertwasser when I was researching for my visit to Vienna, Austria, a few years ago. I was immediately hooked on his quirky, colourful style. Since then, during my travels I’ve been keeping an eye out for Hundertwasser around the world. Who...
Places That Have Sparked Joy in My Travels

Places That Have Sparked Joy in My Travels

When travelling, in between all the stress of getting around, the language barriers and the crowds, there are moments of pure joy. Something about the place you are in just sparks, and you have this wow moment. Sometimes it’s those bucket list places that you...
A Personal Update – Six Months On

A Personal Update – Six Months On

Many of you will have read my previous post (you can see it here) about life throwing me a bit of a curveball. In October last year I was diagnosed with breast cancer. While I’ve not been writing about that here on my travel blog, I thought now would be a good...
Why Now is a Great Time to Think About Travel

Why Now is a Great Time to Think About Travel

I know, you just laughed so hard at the title of this post you spit out your coffee! Now? A good time for travel? Surely I am joking with you? But no, I’m not. Here’s why I think that now is a great time to think about travel! Firstly, let me clarify what...
Is Cruising for You – the Pros and Cons

Is Cruising for You – the Pros and Cons

I’m a bit of a late bloomer when it comes to cruising. I only took my first cruise, to Alaska, in August last year. I have now just done another cruise from Australia to New Zealand. So many people ask me what I think about cruising, especially those who...