Last time I was in Vancouver, I indulged in some aerial exploration of this beauty of a city. As you know I hopped on a helicopter on Grouse Mountain to see what everyone’s ooohing and aaaahing about when they talk… Continue Reading →
As if chocolate, the beautiful mountains and the amazing skiing weren’t enough already… nobody needs any particular reason to visit Switzerland, you just know it’s going to be great. But today I’d like to shine the light on a Swiss… Continue Reading →
Te Po was most definitely the most touristy thing I did in Rotorua, but equally one of the most enjoyable tours I have ever taken.
Whakarewarewa is the living thermal village in Rotorua, on New Zealand’s North Island. It is an area of geothermal activity within the city of Rotorua, where the Maori inhabitants still take advantage of the geothermal pools and steam vents in… Continue Reading →
Meagaan and I had an action-packed day in Rotorua a wee while ago. We started off the day with white-water rafting with our friends at Kaitiaki, then drove on to roll ourselves down a hill in giant hamsterballs (aka zorbing),… Continue Reading →
Best way to cross the Cook Strait, right after jumping off a plane and skydiving right into the fields near Picton harbour, is in fact taking the Interislander ferry.
I often get asked where to stay in Christchurch nowadays. Although the earthquakes were quite a while ago now, almost 2.5 years, there’s still a lot of construction work, demolition and re-building going on in Christchurch, and that also affects… Continue Reading →
We had great luck in Christchurch with comfortable accommodation and great food. We flew in and out of Christchurch so used it as a base at both the start and end of our trip.
I’m sure there are many places to stay in Akaroa but this was our “splurge” on our trip. The Maison de la Mer bed and breakfast was five star plus and worth every penny. We had two nights in the… Continue Reading →