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Photo Friday! Week 48: Proverbs

peggy’s cove

This week's photo comes from Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia. A friend from university came to visit me at Thanksgiving in 2008, and upon picking him up from the airport, iconic Peggy's Cove was our first stop. As we ate a traditional seafood chowder for our nontraditional Thanksgiving dinner, this little plaque caught my eye with a [...]

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We're hitting the road, for a massive roadtrip! I am so excited for my upcoming travel plans this spring, and they are not too far off now! I’ve just begun the final term of the school year, after a lovely and much needed 2 week break. I came back from Thailand and literally hit the [...]

Photo Friday! Week 38: Remarkables Skydive

skydive queenstown remarkables

While on the ground watching others and waiting for our turn to board a little wee plane which we would jump out of shortly thereafter, the anticipation was building to the point of no return. Jenn and I would watch the little plane take off towards the Remarkables and then shortly after minuscule dots  could be spotted [...]

overlooking rarotonga

My mind is always wandering, wondering “where to next?” and “how can I get there?” I've got to have some travel plans in the pipe line to keep me going. Right now it is currently the spring school holidays; two weeks off to recuperate from the whirlwind 11 week term that took me by storm [...]

Mystery Road Trip: Destination #3 Revealed

map of northland

Can you locate our destinations on this map? Welcome to the third and final installment of my Mystery Roadtrip Revelations. So far I have divulged the details of the first and second destinations on this day-long roadtrip around the beautiful Far North region of New Zealand. Way back in April, I captured my longest-standing best [...]

Capture the Colour of my travels

opshop

To be completely honest, I was totally stoked to have been recently nominated by Bobbi Lee from Heels and Wheels to participate in the Travel Supermarket's Capture the Colour contest - a contest started by fellow travel bloggers. To enter, bloggers must write a post including photos that show off the colours red, blue, yellow, green [...]

ngasprings

As a quick recap, Mel had no idea what we were up to for our adventure together on our Mystery Road Trip. Now you too, get to experience the same agony and anticipation of  'where next' that Mel did, in not only the days leading up to but also as we travelled from venue to [...]

rawene ferry

Reliable wheels Pipi the People Mover, a tank of gas, tunes and good company! Like lots of people, I love me a good roadtrip. A full tank of gas, some snacks, good tunes, (preferably a reliable car), and someone to keep you company - although not necessary. I also quite enjoy surprises. Moreso surprising others [...]

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"Hindsight is 20/20" For the girl who recently misplaced her glasses and had to purchase new ones in Thailand, oh how true this was! Thom and I, in Raro last year, our first time overseas together. It's been a long while since I'd been on a real 'international trip'; last year Thom and I went [...]

wines overlooking queenstown nz

Nothing beats wine o'clock with a view at the  end of a busy day exploring such a beautiful place! We had good friends, a 'crib' overlooking the Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu and a roaring fire inside. Wine O'Clock at a crib in Queenstown, 2010