Category Archive: Travel

A tour of Niagara Falls in all its glory

Think rainbows in darkness, silky smooth water gushing down over rocks. Then in daylight you see how big they really are with the sheer volume of water that explodes over these Falls every… Continue reading

Halloween pumpkin hunting!

Some smile. Some scare. Some are just down-right funny. Some have eyes. Some have mouths and some have flowers. I’ve course I’m talking about Halloween pumpkins! Yes I know it’s a tad late… Continue reading

WARNING: This will make you hungry for American food

My last post left you with a lovely picture of a half eaten pie from Dub Pies (sorry if that looked a bit gross – it tasted lovely). I returned to the Manhattan… Continue reading

A day of sights in the Big Apple (happy and sad ones)

 I saw names that ended with ‘… and her unborn child’ and spots where a single rose was left in the name of a loved one. That reminded me that this isn’t just… Continue reading

A taste of America

The American version of London maybe? With less crowds and better weather, I contemplate… Hitting the ‘Big Apple’ has been on my travel list for a long time. Broadway has been calling. Hot… Continue reading

Leiden: a taste of the real Netherlands

I recently visited the Netherlands for a conference about WordPress – in fact the first European WordCamp. For the those that consider themselves geeks that read my blog, it was pretty neat. 700… Continue reading

Historic Athens, to take you back in time

Towering above the city was the Acropolis – in the dark of night it is lite up in stunning golden tones against the deep dark sky above. The view from the rooftop terrace… Continue reading

Greek Island Hopping

Sunlight shinning down on the sea like crystals twinkling in a distant place. I wondered when I would get to see water as beautiful as this again… I recently read one of my… Continue reading

Spires of Milan: the Duomo

Getting a tad lost (walking in the complete opposite direction) I learnt that Milan was a very modern city, with an amazing Duomo (Cathedral) that stands tall amongst the busy city. I stayed… Continue reading

Lake hopping in Italy

After a panic-attack and losing most of my stomach I found myself sitting on a balcony as the sun set over a pristine lake surrounded by mountains in Italy. The panic attack was… Continue reading

Butterflies and London parks in the summertime

There is nothing better about London (in my opinion) than spending a sunny summers day wandering through some of London’s best parks after seeing a butterfly exhibition nearby at the Natural History Museum.… Continue reading

A Cathedral, Canals and Coastline

Smelling fish as you wander along a stony beach may be appetizing for some, but this smell drifts all across the coastal path and through the township. Lovely. Only one thing for it:… Continue reading

When travel goes wrong

Sometimes things just go wrong. Then they continue to go wrong. Then you don’t care any more that things go wrong because at least you’re in a lovely different country experiencing something new.… Continue reading

Face to face with a silverback (East Africa: Part 3)

Exhausted, stepping through the brush I suddenly became spellbound. Sitting just a few meters away were the most incredible creatures on earth that I’d ever met. There they were, a group of gorillas… Continue reading

Chimps, National Parks and lush landscapes of Uganda (East Africa: Part 2)

Moving onwards from the amazing animals in Kenya I headed to Uganda. Uganda is definitely worth the wait as you cross the border. Keep your head down; get through to see some amazing… Continue reading

Baboons, elephants and game parks in Kenya (East Africa: Part 1)

It’s never ideal to fall asleep in the back of a taxi when the driver has left you stranded on a country road while he goes to get petrol. However, I was jetlagged… Continue reading

Trippin’ through five little Italian villages

During Easter 2011 I decided to dodge the royal wedding and venture out to Italy (one of my most-travelled countries) to visit yet another UNESCO World Heritage spot that I’d heard so much… Continue reading

An Austrian Gem

When people travel to Austria I hear all about Vienna (Wein) the beautiful artistic and cultural capital of Austria, Salzburg famous for the Sound of Music and I even sometimes hear about Innsbruck… Continue reading

Transported out of this world

I’ve read the hunger games, watched Advatar, District 9 even the Matrix many years ago, but don’t let this fool you I greatly detest Sci-fi things. So its interesting that I recently found… Continue reading

A Cornish Easter

Sea, sand, countryside, flowers and wind are the five words to round up my recent Easter getaway. Cornwall has always been described to me as an amazing beautiful place in the UK to… Continue reading

Chasing the Northern Lights

It was never going to be easy. Some things you can’t plan for. Like when I decided to go see Prague the second time to try capture it covered in snow. I did… Continue reading

It’s all part of the experience

When bad things happen it sucks, but what my travels have taught me is that when things go wrong an experience comes from it and with that, a story to share. I prefer… Continue reading

It all starts somewhere

Five years ago I ventured out of New Zealand for the first time, my footprints lead me to Austria where I studied and began my travels. Six months later I was back in… Continue reading