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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...
Dunedin Street Art

Dunedin Street Art

As I disembarked from my cruise ship at nearby Port Chalmers I was handed a booklet on things to do in Dunedin, New Zealand. As we bused into Dunedin I flicked through the booklet. I already had a list of things I thought we might do during the day, but suddenly...
A 10 Day New Zealand North Island Itinerary

A 10 Day New Zealand North Island Itinerary

New Zealand is one of those smaller countries that seems easy to visit in a week or two. The problem is, there is so much to do and see here that if you try to see the whole country in that time, you will spend all your time travelling and not much time seeing and...
Hobbiton Tour from Tauranga Review

Hobbiton Tour from Tauranga Review

As soon as I started looking at possible shore excursions for my New Zealand cruise, Hobbiton popped up and I knew we were going to go. The best option was to do a Hobbiton tour from Tauranga, a port only an hour from where it is located. Here is my review of the tour...
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

On my first visit to Tasmania I was there as part of a large group of people. Many of them visited the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and really enjoyed their time strolling through. It was spring so the whole garden was in bloom and the photos I saw looked...
Hobart Street Art

Hobart Street Art

As we cruised from Australia to New Zealand we had a day to explore Hobart, Tasmania. We had only been here about twelve months before, visiting all of the main attractions we were interested in then. I had not anticipated visiting again so soon and was really in a...