Chasing A Whale

The catamaran sped away from Kaikoura through the surf, rolling over the waves at breakneck speed. We had to sit inside whilst moving for safety reasons and I can’t say I was feeling too rosy. Thankfully whenever the vessel came to a stop we were able to go back outside on to the deck. The … More Chasing A Whale

Life’s A Beach

*This is a guest post written by the multi-talented Kneale Brown* Travelling as a Brit is a queer thing. That season-less feeling of summer merely because the sun has got his hat on. Even the most strawberry blonde of us are overdosing on Vitamin D. Reaching into 20 months of solid travel with the large … More Life’s A Beach

Volcanoes and Fairies

The path is steep and the weather bitterly cold. It’s only 8AM and we have a long day of hiking or, as the Kiwis call it, ‘tramping’ ahead of us. We are aiming for Mount Taranaki’s Tahurangi translator tower which should take about two hours to reach. However, this track requires clement weather conditions and … More Volcanoes and Fairies

Cruising Milford Sound

“Milford is a wild, romantic looking place, abounding in high mountains and intermediate deep valleys.” Milford Sound as described by the sealer John Boultbee in 1826. This is one of the iconic New Zealand experiences. Milford Sound is peaceful, picturesque (weather permitting) and teeming with wildlife. A cruise on the sound will set you back … More Cruising Milford Sound