Goodbye To All That

The last few weeks have been something of a revelation. I finally booked my flights to India, a place I’ve been fascinated by ever since I read The Jungle Book. In fact, I’ve got a very challenging yet exciting few months of travel ahead of me. Since I love making life difficult for myself I … More Goodbye To All That

Get More Bang for your Buck: Top 10 Countries for Travellers on a Budget

Travel is one of life’s great teachers, an experience like no other that will leave you with unforgettable memories to last a lifetime. But, it can be expensive. This needn’t stop you from hitting the road though – just choose countries where your money can go further. A week’s budget in Australia, Japan or the … More Get More Bang for your Buck: Top 10 Countries for Travellers on a Budget

Love And Travel

“Love and marriage, love and marriage…” apparently they go together like a horse and carriage. What about love and travel, though? They don’t seem to go together at all. As the majority of solo travellers are single and more than ready to mingle, this presents a bit of a conundrum when it comes to relationships … More Love And Travel

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

Travel Bite: Motu-hopping in the South Pacific

Travel Bites are short guides designed to inform, entertain and whet your wanderlust appetite in less than five minutes. Aitutaki, in the southern group of the Cook Islands, is a popular travel destination for one major reason: the lagoon. Island-hopping among the ‘motu’, or small islets, is the number one tourist activity here. The group … More Travel Bite: Motu-hopping in the South Pacific

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