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?

Australia, Road Trips, Travel

Queensland Roadtrip Pt 3 – Cooktown

One of the attractions we wanted to see was actually situated before reaching the coastal town of Cooktown. The place I am referring to is the Black Mountain [Kalkajaka, “place of the spear”] National Park. Kalkajaka is literally a disappearing mountain. It's steeped in myths and legends. This ominous mountain loomed over us as we… Continue reading Queensland Roadtrip Pt 3 – Cooktown

Australia, Road Trips, Travel

Queensland Roadtrip Pt 1 – Cairns to Port Douglas

Every time we go away, I do wonder how on earth we will settle back into "normality'. To a slower pace of life.  Well, compared to the "busy life" of being on the move travelling and exploring every day. Each time it happens all too quickly, with clothes unpacked, washing machine on, fridge stocked with… Continue reading Queensland Roadtrip Pt 1 – Cairns to Port Douglas

Australia, Road Trips, Travel

The Aussie Road Trip – South of Perth

With the completion of our first leg of this trip which was heading north to Exmouth, we returned to Perth, stopping at different places than the trip up.  It was time to rejuvenate the inner explorer batteries as we needed to have time to stand still and relax.  Which we did.  It only took a… Continue reading The Aussie Road Trip – South of Perth