New Zealand, Road Trips

It’s Summer – Let’s go for a Roadie to Taranaki

January requires a more concentrated organisation if we are to celebrate our birthdays in style. This year was to be no exception with a smidgen of luxury and not a tent in sight. Though it would not involve an overseas destination. It would involve a slice of New Zealand paradise. Our Country. Our Tūrangawaewae - Our… Continue reading It’s Summer – Let’s go for a Roadie to Taranaki

Life at No.22, New Zealand, Road Trips

Have you stayed in a Haunted Hotel?

Recently we had the experience of staying in a place that was once a grand 19th-century hotel.  Which sits proudly on a hilltop overlooking the Waitomo Caves. It does sound very posh doesn't it, well, as it so happens the Queen's head once lay on a fluffed up pillow on the first floor, during late… Continue reading Have you stayed in a Haunted Hotel?

Life at No.22, New Zealand, Road Trips

Follow the Golden Weather to Takaka

There is another place aside from the Bay of Plenty where the sunshine hours are plentiful with brown sugar coloured sand beaches.  Which makes this a hotspot for most visitors and locals heading to the Nelson area in Aotearoa.   If you have a steadfast soul and are a lover of walks, you get to discover… Continue reading Follow the Golden Weather to Takaka

Food at the heart of a culture, Life at No.22, New Zealand

Eat like a local: Kai with Soul

Ahhh, food. It is a subject dear to many people's hearts and souls. Especially mine! It brings people together in wonderous and in not so jolly times. Perhaps one feijoa ice-cream at a time. Let me share with you a few snippets about just a few old-style local kai [food] that seems to be still… Continue reading Eat like a local: Kai with Soul