Sound of Music in Salzburg

The hills are well and truly alive with the sound of music in Salzburg. Not only is this magical city the birthplace of Wolfgang Motzart but it is also well known among musical lovers as the home of The Sound of Music story. It was Maria von Trapp’s book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers written in 1949, […]

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New Zealand: My Top 5 Places to Visit in the South Island

Fancy a trip to the South of New Zealand but not sure where to go? Here are some of my favourite places in this part of the country. 5. Franz Josef Albeit quite a small town, Franz Josef just appeals to me. Many travellers head to this part of the island to view or hike […]

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Back From Hiatus

It has been two months since I last posted as I went on a hiatus of some kind from my blog. But I am back, motivated and re-energised! I’ve had quite a big break from blogging recently and there are a number of reasons for that. Firstly, a couple of weeks of barely functioning internet […]

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30 Reasons to Love New Zealand

There are many a reason to love New Zealand. In fact here are 30 of those reasons just in case you need further convincing. Stunning Natural Landscapes – It’s no lie that New Zealand is home to some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world. The Friendliest People – New Zealanders are also […]

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Two Weeks Before You Leave

There is something magical about the two weeks before you leave for a trip. After months of waiting in anticipation there’s now only 14 days (10 working days if you really can’t wait to get away) and your adventure feels like it has finally arrived. I know that I feel a mix of emotions around […]

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Day Trip: Coromandel Peninsular Of New Zealand

New Zealand rarely fails to impress me and the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island is no exception. If you’re after a day full of outdoor adventure and unique experiences then be sure to work Hahei, just 2 hours and 30 minutes from Auckland, into your itinerary. The two standout attractions for me were Cathedral […]

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City Spotlight: Ubud

City: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Time of year: February. Stay: Indraprastha Homestay Ubud. An incredibly affordable and friendly place to spend a few days. See:  It’s not a proper trip to Ubud without a trip to the rice fields. The beauty of this attraction is that you don’t have to travel far at all to walk among them. […]

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Five Challenges With Staying Healthy While Travelling

When we travel we are our most indulgent selves, especially when it comes to new culinary experiences. But at some point in your travels, particularly if you’ve been travelling for a while you begin to notice you’re feeling poorly, a bit lethargic, and realise the last time you ate a vegetable was 5 days ago. We’ve all […]

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Travel Goals for 2016

2015 was good to me and 2016 will be no different. It is going to be another great year and I have a lot planned. When you’ve got a mind that wanders and endlessly dreams up the perfect travel itinerary, it’s good to have goals to reach for that are realistic and exciting. For me […]

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City Spotlight: Seminyak

City: Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia Time of Year: February Stay: Hotel Vila Lumbung was a lovely resort that is in a great location and a short walking distance from some of the great eats and sights of the area. The staff are incredibly friendly and hospitable just like all Balinese, and the rooms are clean and […]

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