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Driving the Crown Range in New Zealand

The best way to see New Zealand, in my opinion, is to drive. There are so many amazing drives you can go on that are jaw droppingly beautiful and will have you stopping every five minutes to take photos. We had already enjoyed several very scenic drives on our first few days in the country, driving from… Read More

Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia

Things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne has to be one of my favourite cities in Australia due to its amazing mix of European influence with a very contrasting cosmopolitan vibe. The city's food and bar scene is excellent, with a delightful mix of culture that has you wandering through the city's laneways, seamlessly blending in with Melbourne's art scene. Then… Read More

Arrowtown, New Zealand

Historic Arrowtown, New Zealand

New Zealand is filled with quaint little towns where old buildings and European style gardens make you feel like you are somewhere in the English countryside. The small historic village of Arrowtown, located just outside of Queenstown, has to be one of the best around, although it wasn't always so pretty. Arrowtown began as a… Read More

View from Coronet Peak New Zealand

Playing in the Snow on Coronet Peak, New Zealand

Queenstown is well known as New Zealand's premier winter playground and the ski capital of the country. When we visited in late spring, the ski season had just finished, with little to no snow fall in the last couple of weeks of the season. As such, the ski resorts were closed down when we arrived… Read More

Lower Portals trail in Mount Barney National Park, Australia

Hiking to Lower Portals, Mount Barney National Park

I'm currently in training mode again for another trip to the Nepal Himalaya in a couple of month's time, so I've been regularly hitting the trails around Brisbane again. One of my favourite areas to go hiking within an easy drive of Brisbane is Mount Barney National Park. There are some good, variable trails there which… Read More

Story Bridge on the Brisbane River in Brisbane, Australia

A Sunday Outing in Brisbane

I’ve been living in Brisbane for most of the past decade, but I’ve always lived more in the outer suburbs, so heading into the city for the day really still has that feeling of a proper day trip out. It’s kind of an old school thing, but for us it is exciting to get dressed… Read More

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