Sunday, April 22, 2018


Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it ~ Greg Anderson

Fiji sunset

A night from hell in paradise

“How blissfully peaceful,” I thought, unaware that this seemingly postcard-perfect island would turn into a place straight from hell as soon as the sun went down…
Middelvlei landscape - Stellenbosch Wine Routes

My favourite wine farms near Cape Town

With so many gorgeous, award-winning wine farms near Cape Town, travellers and locals are well and truly spoiled for choice. Here's a selection of the best wineries near Cape Town that stand out above the rest.
Visiting Hobbiton New Zealand Matamata

Visiting Hobbiton: Wandering Around the Shire

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit..." I was sixteen when I was first introduced to Middle Earth, a world that intrigued me beyond words – in fact, some might even say...
Fiordland cruises Milford Sound

Gateway to Fiordland: Exploring Milford Sound

Milford Sound is regarded as one of the top destinations in the world, so while planning our South Island road trip, we didn’t think twice about booking a cruise on this popular fiord. We...
The hills in Wellington

The First 13 Things I Noticed After Moving to Wellington

When we received our offer to work in Wellington, we only had two months to sort out our lives in Vancouver before flying to New Zealand’s capital. We were excited for this new chapter, however,...
Lake Wakatipu Cruise to Walter Peak

Lake Wakatipu Cruise and BBQ Lunch at Walter Peak

It was a bright sunny, spring day when we arrived in Queenstown, adventure capital of the world. So far, our road trip about New Zealand's South Island had been packed with hikes and lots...
unique dining experience Wellington

A Unique Dining Experience in Wellington

One of the things we love when visiting a city is diving into its culinary scene. After dining at a few more traditional restaurants in Wellington, we were excited to try out something different:...
Waiotapu Thermal Rotorua

Long weekend in Rotorua – 4-day itinerary

After two months in New Zealand, where we settled into our new home and job, we were happy to find some time to explore part of the North Island. Our first long weekend away...
Colca Canyon Tour

Hiking into the depths of Colca Canyon

When people ask me where my favourite place in the world is, I can never give a definitive answer. There are, however, a few places, which always spring to mind, Colca Canyon in Peru...
Castillo de la Real Fuerza canons Havana Cuba

Plan your trip to Cuba

Well-preserved colonial cities, pristine beaches, history and sensual salsa, there's plenty of things to see and do in Cuba. However, planning a trip to the Caribbean island involves a bit more preparation than usual. When...