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
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?
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
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
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
After surviving our first, campervan road trip, with no body parts missing and not too many insect bites, plus driving thousands of kilometres encompassing just a small piece of Australia's Big Backyard, we were keen to explore more. Our second venture heading out into the blue yonder was to eventuate on the other side of… Continue reading The Aussie Road Trip – North of Perth
Nothing says it like flowers!. They give their all. When travelling wildflowers can soar a tired travellers enthusiasm to dig deep and move further up the road in search of more. Here are are some of those beauties we viewed and captured during our 2013 Western Australia roadtrip. The rest of the post regarding that… Continue reading 11 Western Australian Wildflowers