New Zealand

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 [...]


It doesn't take much else to put me at peace with the world when I've found myself a stunning sunset to enjoy. Watching the sky change colour and the sun disappear into the horizons is high on my list of favourite things.  After a day of roadtripping en route to Rotorua for the  Tough Guy/Gal Mud Run, [...]


Sitting in the airport at about 10am getting ready to head out to Thailand, Thom and I indulged in a breakfast beer once everything was sorted and we were just in the 'waiting' phase. How could the back of this menu not inspire you to travel? Inspiration served up with our breakfast beer at Auckland [...]

Capture the Colour of my travels


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 [...]


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 [...]

Photo Friday! Week 30: Homeward Bound

auckland aerial

After an eventful trip home from Thailand, involving food poisoning, being off-loaded from the plane, going backwards through immigration, seeing the airport doctor, fighting for proof we were on the flight, and sitting at the airport for 6 hours with baited breath to see if there would be room for us on the next flight [...]

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 [...]

coopers beach

  A calm sunset at Coopers Beach, February 2010 My first home in the Far North was a mere stroll away from Coopers Beach. Located on the East Coast, the sunset was often swallowed up by the hills, but that didn't stop me from loving it anyways!

car stuck on beach

I'd been to 90 Mile Beach before and knew that it was actually a highway that you could drive on. I should have known better than to try my obviously terrible luck with this cursed car on the beach within hours of arriving in Kaitaia... I'm no more than 5 meters away from the ramp! [...]

mustering sheep

Mustering sheep on a farm in Te Anau still holds the title of one of the most random but truly kiwi adventures I've had whilst in New Zealand. It never could have been planned, but it was one of those serendipitous days that makes for a great story. Some pretty epic photos came from the [...]