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In Photos: Lake Louise in the Spring

lake louise in spring

One of the biggest advantages of our Cross-Canada Roadtrip so far, has been the difference in traveling off-peak season has made. Sure there have been other people around, but I think we’ve dodged the massive touristy crowds. We’ve been able to just show up on a whim, without plans or bookings, and pretty much do [...]

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Oh NZ sun, you are cruel.. Read #21 for the story What is serendipity? Truthfully, I'd heard it, but never really thought about what it meant. Until recently I realised that it could possibly be the best word to summarise my life! In the past 27 years (okay maybe even the past 4 specifically) I've [...]

harold life education nz

Harold is the NZ Life Education mascot; I thought it was only appropriate to have a photo with him About 3 weeks ago I had my third and final go at donating blood. This year I've tried 3 different times to give the gift that can save lives, but every time I've managed to pass [...]

Photo Friday! Week 43: Mount Cook Peeking

Mount Cook NZ

Nothing but a mate, a Jucy Campa, the same 3 CDs on repeat and the open roads of the South Island. October 2010, a friend and I took a week to explore the Wild West Coast of NZ, and although we didn't get in to Mount Cook, we spotted it peeking through the clouds while [...]

crunchie bar trail

August 2011 This crater was spotted while hiking the Crunchie Bar trail amongst the Gumfields in the Far North, NZ

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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 37: Lobster Kisses

lobster kisses

When my friend Andrew came to visit me in Nova Scotia for Thanksgiving  in 2008, our first stop was Peggy's Cove. I thought I'd be funny and give the pose with a kiss.. This little guy gave me a fright just as the photo was snapped!   Thanksgiving at Peggy's Cove 2008, photo by Andrew Walker [...]

baldwin street

While in Dunedin, climbing the worlds steepest hill should definitely be on your to do list. Whether you head up in a car on foot, you have to see it to believe just how steep it really is. My first trip up was in the car.  Then in the second half of my year of [...]

Photo Friday! Week 34: Lollies in a line

jar of lollies

On our 'Girls' Roadtrip' to the Winery Tour on the Tutukaka Coast, we stopped in Kawakawa and found some tempting delicious lollies! Kawakawa, Far North New Zealand February 2012  

Capture the Colour of my travels

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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 [...]