Jumping From A Plane at 15,000 Feet – My Kiwi Adventure

Jumping From A Plane at 15,000 Feet – My Kiwi Adventure

"Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference". These are the wise words I was given before jumping out of a plane from a dizzying height of 15,000 feet in New Zealand; a country that  is foremost known for being home to the set of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The … [Read more...]

My Top 10 Hostels Around The World

My Top 10 Hostels Around The World

Having stayed in 100's of hostels in over 40 countries and on 5 continents, I think it's be about time I shared my top 10 favorite hostels. These gems are the type of places that were so good, so welcoming and so jam-packed with facilities (despite their rock bottom prices) that I would return to a … [Read more...]

Loving Travel, Loving Life

Loving Travel, Loving Life

Fellow Blogger Travel with Papino recently blogged about travel bliss, a rare moment when the outside world seems distant and all you can do is bask in your surroundings. Be it someplace exotic, a moment with good friends, or a break from it all; when we capture these unforgettable moments on camera … [Read more...]

Bloggers Day for New Zealand

Bloggers Day for New Zealand

As I recently made a post urging people to donate to the Japan earthquake appeal, I would also like to post about New Zealand, and encourage people that, despite the devastation caused by the earthquake in ChristChurch, New Zealand is still one of the most beautiful and amazing countries to visit in … [Read more...]

International Adventurers: Exploration by Bike

International Adventurers: Exploration by Bike

Feature 2 of my thesis   Take a woman on the verge of insanity, a motorbike verging on dangerous and the length of three entire continents and you have yourself a wild adventure. Torn between following in the footsteps of two famous relatives, Max Born, the Nobel Prize … [Read more...]

My first Dolphin Encounter

My first Dolphin Encounter

Towards the end of our awesome road trip we ended up in the idyllic seaside town of Kaikora on the east coast of New Zealand, known for its amazing marine life. From whale watching tours, dolphin encounters and swimming with seals to  bird watching and nature walks around the ruggedly … [Read more...]

Pancake rocks, Glaciers and Swing bridges!

Pancake rocks, Glaciers and Swing bridges!

Once we felt revived we hopped back into the camper and set off up the coast again. Our next stop was the pancake rocks or 'Punakaiki' in Greymouth. Here, just a short walk from the road, we saw all sorts of interesting rock formations, sea stacks and blow holes some of which formed up to 30 million … [Read more...]

It’s a puzzling world…

It’s a puzzling world…

While enroute to Lake Wanaka we dropped into Stuart Landsborough’s 'Puzzling World which is a world unique attraction specialising in puzzling eccentricity, an attraction which may well have the most photographed odities in New Zealand. The attraction has the world's first 'modern maze', a puzzle … [Read more...]

Kia Ora New Zealand

Kia Ora New Zealand

 It was just a usual Monday afternoon in Cork, as I was sitting down to eat some soup and sandwiches for lunch. Suddenly my mobile rings and it turns out to be a good friend of mine, Dan, calling from New Zealand. He is walking home from a drunken night out and it is circa 3am in NZ. We chat for a … [Read more...]