South Pacific

The Travel Diaries

Have you kept a travel journal to capture all of your wanderlust? I’m so pleased I started this practice at the age of 22 when I went on my first solo trip across South America and Western Europe. Documenting my travel is a true pleasure and is perhaps what I am obsessed with London-based travel […]

Wine on Waiheke Island

I’m back in Auckland over the Christmas and my cousin and I who both live in London thought it would be fun to sample award-winning wines from world-renowned vineyards in one of the world’s best islands (as voted by World’s Best Awards). So for only 150NZD, I booked our Wine on Waiheke Tour with Fullers. A […]

Adventure in Queenstown, NZ

Surrounded by the soaring indigo heights of the Remarkables and framed by the meandering coves of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is a right show-off. It looks like a small town, but it is the ‘Global Adventure Capital’ of the world, and as Ross is pretty adventurous I thought it would be a great place to visit during his first trip […]

Milford Sound, NZ

  Over the Alps to Milford Sound … one of the World’s Most Magnificent Scenic Flights. Even though I’m from New Zealand and had visited Queenstown before – I’ve never been to Milford Sound which people in the UK tell me is crazy! So when visiting NZ with Ross for the first time we decided to […]

Canyoning in Queenstown

When visiting Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world, we needed to do something crazy!  I wasn’t brave enough for a skydive or bungy jump so we booked a 1/2 day canyoning trip with ‘Canyoning Queenstown (canyoning.co.uk). We met at the tour office and drove with the rest of the group out to the canyon. […]

Waiheke Island

Waiheke is a haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves, great restaurants and beaches, all just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland. We just visited for the day but my boyfriend fell in love, as I’m writing this I asked him how he would describe Waiheke and he said ‘heaven on earth’ and ‘a paradise island’. It has […]

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