Australia and New Zealand

Growing up in New Zealand, the stunning landscape and laid-back lifestyle were something I just took for granted. It’s only since returning as a traveler that I’ve been able to see it with fresh eyes, and become able to appreciate just how incredible a country it really is.

Likewise, I lived in both Sydney and Melbourne for several years, but as great as those cities are, the best parts of Australia lie outside the population centres. From deserted beaches to natural wonders, it’s all there to explore.

Off the Beaten Track: New Zealand’s South Island

Updated: 10 April, 2017 Welcome to the first in an irregular series featuring people, places and experiences that are off...

Loving my neighbourhood

For the last year or so I’ve been living in Fitzroy, a mile or two north of the central city...

Feet and ferries

Up and out early (I really didn’t want to spend any longer than necessary in the hostel) and on my...

What a difference a day makes

The morning dawned bright and clear (unlike my head) and within minutes of leaving town I could see why the...

Falling water

 This post is bought to you by the letter W, for water.  There’s been no shortage of it lately, both...

Good weather … if you are a penguin

The weather had been pretty average on the way to Swansea yesterday, and any hopes of an immediate improvement were...

Go east young man

Dropped the family out at the airport inappropriately early then headed out for a run and to explore Hobart.  Battery...

Convicts and devils

After breakfast at Retro Cafe on Salamanca Place (good food, truly abysmal service – don’t reward it with your patronage)...

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