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Looking Back: The Travel Fashion Edition

I was browsing through photos the other day, looking back over trips from New Zealand and Australia. It wasn’t pretty.

“What am I wearing?” I kept saying to Luke every time a picture of me came up. 433 more words


Out on the New Zealand Open Road in Pictures.

Being in New Zealand will make you feel like you are in your own version of Lord of the Rings as you go from rainforest to mountains to prairie to countryside in the blink of eye when roadtripping. 185 more words


Why Gutsy Women Travel

The first time I traveled alone, I spent part of my time on a backpacker bus in New Zealand. As far as solo travel, that’s about as easy as it gets — … 153 more words


Lake Tekapo

Long exposure with a ND filter during sunrise at Lake Tekapo.


Through gorge, tunnels and viaducts: The Taieri Gorge Experience

Ever since I started travelling and gazing on to mountains and valleys and lakes abroad, I have then always dream of boarding on as many trains as possible – those that sneaks through mountains and gorges providing a spectacular, natural panorama of vast green lands, meadows and pristine lakes and waterfalls. 372 more words

A New Zealand 911 Emergency!

Well actually it’s “111” for emergencies in NZ!

Lea and I drove back into Auckland on a Wednesday morning and I said farewell to her at the airport. 1,145 more words


Haunting Book: The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton

This month I’m writing another series of book reviews on “haunting books.” I haven’t read that many really good mysteries or thrillers by new authors this year, though I recommend to readers that you try any book by Tana French (see review of  916 more words