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Liebster Award – By bloggers, for bloggers

I’ve just been nominated for the Liebster Award! If you’re wondering what on earth that is, you’re not alone. Up until last week I hadn’t heard of it either. But after a little digging I’ve discovered it’s a...

Seeking the true meaning of Karate in Okinawa

Did you know that karate, quite possibly the most well known martial art in the world, originated in Okinawa? Me neither. But it turns out the tiny archipelago that sits beneath the Japanese mainland...

Sweet Dream(liner)s are made like this

Ever wondered how Boeing manufactures their colossal 787-9 Dreamliner? Me too. To finally put an end to that wonder, the team at British Airways has released a video to shed a little light on the subject.

Turtle Island: Heaven is a place in the Yasawas

The engine of our 1950s De Havilland seaplane roars like a lion as we cross the last stretch of cerulean water. Just a hundred metres more and we’ll reach Turtle Island. We're so close I can almost taste the...

Bikes and wine in the Hunter

It’s fair to say that drinking wine and cycling are two of my favourite things, but even I didn’t know combining the two could be as much fun as it was. On our recent trip down in the Hunter Valley – Simon was...

Essential books to read before travelling

Planning a first-time trip to New Zealand? Then you should probably read ‘The Whale Rider’ or watch ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ then. At least that’s what New Zealand’s foreign ambassador to the United...