Today is my birthday. And as such, it’s got me all ponderous (more than usual) about life, achievements, failures, change, and more. To continue a now annual tradition after my Me at 23 and Me at 24 posts, it’s that time of year again when I’ll write a rather self-indulgent post all about the past 12 months of life as me. As I turn 26, here are the most notable moments, achievements, and challenges of me at 25. Continue Reading
Who counts as a real traveller? Should some places be labelled as easy travel destinations, and does the form of travel matter? Who gets to make such decisions? Let me tell you my experiences of travel judgement and why we need more acceptance around where and how people choose to travel.
Am I a bad travel blogger for not visiting certain destinations? Should I be calling myself a tourist blogger instead? In this post I want to dive into the traveller vs tourist debate, and figure out what, if anything, counts as “real” travel. Continue Reading
“You haven’t been there?! You must, it’s just SUCH an eye-opening experience.” Any person who loves travel has encountered a travel snob at one time or another. But what exactly is a travel snob, how can you avoid becoming one, and what does it mean for the folks who aren’t interested in travel? Let’s find out.
What annoys you most about travel blogging? Does anything stick out as a bug bear? Hear me out on this and get ready for a mini rant about what I think is everything wrong with travel blogging.
There are simply too many beautiful places in New Zealand to fit into just one post. I recently covered the South Island and it seems only fair to pay a visit to the North! Here are a handful of the most photogenic places in New Zealand’s North Island you have to see on your next trip. Continue Reading
Ok I admit, all of Aotearoa is absurdly gorgeous, so pretty much anywhere you go you’ll want to be snapping away like mad to capture some beautiful photos of New Zealand! Here are just some of the most photogenic spots to visit in New Zealand’s South Island. So charge your camera, pack your bags, and let’s get going! Continue Reading
Sometimes when plans change, they change in the most unexpected ways. During a trip to the South Island of New Zealand, exactly that happened. The result of bad weather across the country and limited time to travel long distances resulted in a trip to Kaikoura, 180km north of Christchurch. What awaited us as a spontaneous morning activity was a memory we’ll never forget. So, here’s the story of how a last-minute drive up the coast led us to the most epic whale watching in Kaikoura experience… In a helicopter. Continue Reading
Did you read that right? Does it actually rain in Greece?! It sure does. Albeit not that often, but it can. If you find yourself stuck in a downpour, here are a few ideas of what to do in Lindos when it rains. Continue Reading