New Zealand’s spectacular South Island

Arriving in Queenstown wasn’t exactly what I expected. Everyone had said that it’s the “adult’s playground” of New Zealand, and they were right. But what I didn’t expect is just how beautiful it… Continue reading

Wonderful Welly Walks

We’ve been living and working Wellington for six months now, and while we have been feeling  too far away from home with the incredible Labour movement and the inspirational Jeremy Corbyn (although we… Continue reading

Travelling New Zealand’s North Island

We’ve been living, working and walking in Wellington – the teeny city with a big pulse, but have taken weekends out to explore more of New Zealand’s North Island. From the volcanic region… Continue reading

Flying over Lake Taupo

Jumping out of a plane wasn’t something I had ever wanted to do. But when I was faced with the proposition of turning 30 without having faced this feat at least once, I thought… Continue reading

Wellington: A blustering bureaucracy and culture haven

Our move to New Zealand was a conscious one. We wanted to continue to live in the Southern Hemisphere, we were eligible for Working Holiday Visas (for the last time in our lives)… Continue reading

Busing the East Coast Part 2 – the countdown to Christmas

It’s strange to say it, but as we worked our way down the coast through party towns like Noosa and Byron Bay we became more and more disillusioned with the culture on the… Continue reading

Our Capital of New Year’s Eve

Everybody says Sydney, Australia, plays host to the best New Year’s Eve in the world – and I have to say, after my experience last year I pretty much agree with that. However,… Continue reading

Busing the East Coast Part 1 – from the Great Barrier Reef to turtle nesting

The youthful idealism that comes with travelling Australia has never been lost on me or Stephen. It’s usually an 18-23 year old pursuit, the search for hedonism and general beach living without consequence.… Continue reading

The Australian Outback

Our journey from Adelaide to Darwin was undoubtedly going to be a long one. We were going to travel thousands of miles and all of the travelling was in a bus. You might… Continue reading

The Great Ocean Road

There was no better time to head out onto the Great Ocean Road than when we had just got comfortable in our little Airbnb place in Melbourne, or Melbs as it became affectionately… Continue reading