Tag Archive: Top tips

For the love of solo travel

Organising what you want to see, how long you want to be somewhere and when you want to leave. Eating whatever you want, when you want. It could be pizza in Rome at… Continue reading

Travel Challenges

Sometimes I feel like challenge should be my middle name. That or unlucky. This month’s travel blog linkup is all about challenges and while I don’t want to jinx my upcoming trip to… Continue reading

10 tips for expats returning home (repatriation)

So a few years back in New Zealand and I’m definitely not settled, but I’m thinking of things that have helped me bit by bit feel a little more comfortable back home, after… Continue reading

Top 10 tips for solo travel

I’ve done my fair share of solo travel, also group travels and travels with friends. My most epic solo journey was probably 6-7 months through South and Central America, though there were still… Continue reading

Travel Outtakes: The not-so-peachy moments of travel

This month’s blog linkup is all about the not to peachy moments of travel. Having travelled the globe and blogged along the way I usually try to keep it upbeat — because who… Continue reading

11 Lessons Learned While Travelling

Whether it’s being sick in Thailand, New York or South America, or nearly missing flights due to unexpected celebrations, or realising this is your one chance to do something in a particular place,… Continue reading

10 Top Tips for Travelling South America

Just over a year ago I returned from an epic adventure around South and Central America. I’m still often pinching myself with the memories I have from there, some of which I can’t… Continue reading

Travel Blogger Problems

Language Travelling somewhere where you can’t speak the local lingo. Good example: Arriving after a 20+ hour bus journey into Salta, Argentina. A spot people raved about. A spot I struggled to figure out… Continue reading

Lost in translation

This month’s travel link up has been given the topic of lost in translation. It might as well be labelled: ‘Ngaire’. I find myself constantly lost in translation every day since I started… 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

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

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

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

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