Running the South Island Half Marathon

In an attempt to keep fit while on the road, Alice signed up to the inaugural South Island Half Marathon 2017, enjoying a lakeside run and a personal best.

Swimming with Reef Sharks

Before jumping in the deep end with a Great White, I dipped my feet in the water by going snorkelling with reef sharks.

Pride and Personality in Fiji 

Fiji; a land of undiscovered beauty, of awe-striking natural wonders and rich, colourful heritage.  What struck us first about this most idyllic land struck us unexpectedly early. Flying over the numerous islands, which appeared to us as lilypads from our ten thousand foot box seat, we could not but gaze in wonderment at the multitude…

6 of the best views in Auckland 

Mountains galore, crystal clear waters, lush dense forests and rolling green hills, New Zealand is a beautiful country, there’s no questions about that. But when you’re living in the city of Auckland, it can be easy to forget that just beyond the sky tower, harbourside restaurants and bustling streets, there’s a host of incredible vantage…

Rangitoto

Before deciding on New Zealand, we spent a few exciting months engaged in a back and forth, spinning the globe and dreaming of far away lands. “What about Croatia? Or Myanmar? We could go to Peru!”  Our travel destinations were limited only by our imaginations, and our imaginations stoked by pictures, videos and articles about…

Waitangi Day 

It is important to preface this blog post by asserting that we do not profess to be travelling historians, nor would we claim to have scrutinised the culture and customs of this beautiful country. As such, we are beholden to our personal experiences and the subjectivity of our interpretations of the people we’ve met, the…

Chinese Lantern Festival – in pictures

On Saturday 11th February 2017, we headed to Auckland Domain for the annual Chinese Lantern Festival, celebrating the Chinese New Year and the arrival of the Year of the Rooster. To see more of our pictures, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter. 

Chasing Waterfalls

What do you do with a long weekend, forecasted sunshine, a recently fixed car and four people? Road trip of course! Heading in a general North direction, we made sure our cameras were charged, tents were in reasonably good condition and buckled up. I’m first to admit, I am not a good car passenger. All…