Photo of the Day, March 20: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Such heartbreak amongst such beauty in Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve visited in Europe. Throughout the cities and villages, you can see the destruction… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March 19: Uganda

One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things – Henry Miller Africa is incredible and completely took me by surprise. Uganda was so lush, with incredible… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March 18: Cappadocia, Turkey

Fairytale chimneys and valleys from outer space, Cappadocia has incredible unique landscapes to wander through, float above and hike up Cappadocia just a short flight from Istanbul in Turkey, is an incredible spot so… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March 17: Lake Como, Italy

Peaceful beautiful towns on an incredible Lake. A spot to relax. Italy seems to be the country I’ve travelled most to in Europe. It seems to keep calling. Lake Como, just a train… Continue reading

Expat living from a Kiwi in London

Exceedingly amazing travel experiences. Europe, Africa, America and Asia just to begin with. Being an Expat has allowed me so many incredible moments in my life. Could it be for you? As part… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March 16: Mt. Sinai, Egypt

Sometimes we just need a little bit of sunshine in our lives. Trekking through darkness around and around a mountain, I finally came to the last hurdle: stones steps (rocks) in the freezing… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March 15: Herne Bay, England

Blue skies, colourful beach houses in a very English row on little stones. Herne Bay in England is the location for today’s Photo of the Day. Over the last year I’ve focused a… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March 14: Oia, Greece

Imagine Greece. What do you see? Greek salads? White washed buildings with blue tops? Coastal delights? Last year I finally managed to reach a destination that I’d been wanting to visit for years:… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March 13: Kenya, Africa

Wild animals roaming free amongst green pastures, happy and free. Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya is the basis of today’s Photo of the Day. This baboons gazed up at while being lovingly… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March 12: Positano, Italy

Blue sea against white washed buildings set into a large cliff is a decent description of the beautiful Positano on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Positano is a dreamy spot to just lay back enjoy… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March11: Cinque Terre, Italy

Brilliant costal scenery, 5 colourful little villages and some incredible pizza and pasta – what better way to spend a long weekend than wandering through UNESCO World Heritage Site – Cinque Terre on… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March 10: Reykjavik, Iceland

Baby blue waters amongst volcanic rocks at the Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik, Iceland. Failing to see the Northern Lights properly, Reykjavik didn’t disappoint. The city itself is strangely quite with a very tall unique… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March 09: Bath, England

Quaint beauty and the best city to sit and have cream tea: Bath, England. Bath in England has got to be one of my favourite cities in England. I may have only visited… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March 08: Coumeenole Beach, Ireland

Ireland brings happiness, beauty, colour and great Guinness. It’s no surprise to anyone when I say I miss the beach. While travelling around the lovely Ireland, with its incredibly friendly people I was… Continue reading

Solo travel, the good and the bad

Freedom, independence, adventure, excitement, these are all incredible qualities of solo travel. Solo travel can be awesome. It can also be some of the lowest moments of your life. Many people rave about… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March 07: Stockholm, Sweden

Ice, Ice, Baby! From frozen lakes to snowy pastures melting in sunlight, Stockholm’s beauty doesn’t disappoint. Visiting one of my best friends in Sweden before hitting the UK in 2010, I was given… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March 06: Bangkok, Thailand

Asia offers completely out of this world architecture, colour, beauty and detail floods the temples in Bangkok. Today’s photo of the day, transports us to Bangkok in Thailand. The first city I visited… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March 05: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sipping one of the best fruit smoothies ever while sitting my a canal in the sunshine. The slow-paced city of Ljubljana in Slovenia provided a lovely cafe-lifestyle. This photo of the day ends… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March 04: Bavaria, Germany

The quiet silent beauty of the landscape drift past during the journey to the Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, Germany. This is one of my favourite photographs from my first 6 months of travel. The peaceful… Continue reading

Photo of the day, March 03: Venice, Italy

A romantic place if there ever was one. The pasta, the canals, the boats, the art. A little piece of Venice will always stay in your heart. Staying in 2008 for a little… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March 02: Prague, Czech Republic

To be an artist is to believe in life. – Henry Moore Today’s Photo of the Day takes us to Prague, in the Czech Republic. It was the first European city I visited… Continue reading

Photo of the Day, March 01: Linz, Austria

Amongst the darkness of a chilly night, streaming lights speed past on a moving target. This was when I welcomed myself to Linz, Austria. As part of celebrating kiwifootprints.com turning one this month,… Continue reading

‘Pinch me’ moments to last a lifetime

Imagine this: you’re sitting on some stairs in the center of Prague’s town square. It’s St. Patrick’s Day 2008 and dusk has just kicked in. You are surrounded by Easter market stalls, brightly… Continue reading

The Homeland

Sunshine, warmth, pristine beaches, Pohutukawa trees, walks along white sandy shores, fish n’ chips wrapped in newspaper… these are things I remember from home, the land of the long white cloud, Aotearoa. As a… Continue reading

Adventure sports: some of the best moments while travelling

Jumping from planes, running off cliffs, falling off bridges, pounding through rapids. Some of the most thrilling moments and scariest to make you know you’re alive and kicking. ‘This might be your only… Continue reading

Most memorable night’s sleep while travelling

Bang! Bang! That’s the taxi driver thumping on the window as I wake up inside, stranded on a back road in Nairobi. Brushing the sleep from my eyes I see the road covered… Continue reading

A soggy (yet beautiful) visit to the Lake District

Can you say wet? Floods? Rain? A bit more rain? Rainwater is what most of the UK had the pleasure of experiencing over the recent Christmas/New Year period. However, at least I was… Continue reading

Feeling at Home / Thoughts of Home

If anyone had told me how hard it is to leave everything back in New Zealand and come to a new country with no friends, family, job or accommodation I probably wouldn’t have… Continue reading

A reflection of Christmas

London puts on quite a bit of glitz and glam for Christmas. From the Christmas Lights of Regent Street, Oxford Street and Carnaby Street to the details in places like the Ritz. With… Continue reading

2013 and 2014: What’s been and what’s to come

Every blogger does a year review right? Well I may as well join in and remind you all of my year. It’s definitely been a year of ups and downs, but definitely one… Continue reading

Sizing up New York and Philadelphia

America is known for its upsizing in food. However, in New York the buildings seem to be on the same wavelength. Skyscrapers galore, fancy shaped buildings and some strange looking ones. New York… Continue reading

Parks in all their Autumnal/Fall Glory

Red, orange, yellow and green. Vibrance to wow you as light shines through the leaves. America really does Autumn/Fall properly. Like London, New York and Philadelphia do parks really well (New Zealand, you… Continue reading

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

Dream spot: First, Switzerland

Bite into that juicy red apple as you sit on the edge of a crystal blue, still and silent lake. Gaze across the lake as it drops off and snow-capped Swiss Alps stare… 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