Christchurch

I had heard mixed things about Christchurch before going there. The most common trend was that it still had not recovered from the horrific 2011 earthquake that devastated the city killing over 185 individuals. Honestly on initial inspection I thought it was nice, certainly not as bad as everyone else had said but I wasn’t…

Edinburgh – Whiskey, Illusions and Haggis

The cobbled winding streets, the dominating presence of the castle and backdrop of the rolling Scottish countryside makes Edinburgh one of the most picturesque cities I’ve visited. Where to Stay There are so many hostels and hotels to choose from, but I need to talk about the Airbnb we got. We stayed in the Central…

Australia Pacific Coast Road Itinerary

Noosa Head → Sydney The below itinerary provides a breakdown of our Pacific Coast Road Trip in Australia. It includes the drive time between each location as well as some of the key things to do and see in each area. Noosa Head Noosa Beach Noosa National Park Sunshine Beach Hell’s gate hike Laguna Lookout…

Taupo

As soon as we arrived in Wellington it was the New Zealand Labour Day bank holiday weekend. We wanted to take advantage of this weekend before starting work so we started looking at potential places we could easily get to. One of the places that really appealed to me was Taupo. Taupo is in the…

Dog Stream Waterfall Track

Where: Hanmer Springs, New Zealand What’s involved: From the car park at the end of McIntyre road this 2.5 hour hike involves a steady climb through beech forest to the 41 metre-high Dog Stream waterfall. The Hike: This hikes traverses 2.4km of winding and moderately steep climbing from the top of McIntyres Road (accessed off…

Madrid – Festivals, Food and Freak Rainstorms

Ah Madrid. The city where it rains, on average, for a mere three days in July. Someone clearly slapped us with the lucky stick because when we went there, we hit the rain jackpot and got all three days in one week. And when I say rain I mean thunder, lightening, flooding and jet black…

Mt Maunganui

Where: Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, New Zealand What’s involved: This is a short 3.8km hike from the beachfront to the summit of the extinct volcano and takes between 30-45 mins one way. There are two different routes you can take with both tracks starting from the ocean side of the base: The Oruahine track brings…

A Weekend Away in London

London baby!!! There is so much to do and see here that its hard to know where to even begin! I’ve been here a couple times and it’s somewhere I never tire of. If you’re planning a weekend away to this capital city then check out the list below. Getting There You can fly into…

Mt Fyffe

Where: Kaikoura, New Zealand What’s involved: This is a 15km hike return from the Mt Fyffe car park to the Mt Fyffe summit (1600 meters). New Zealand Department of Conservations recommends taking 8 hours to complete the entire round trip (5 hours to the summit from the car park and 3 hours to return back)….

Moving to Wellington

Before you Go Getting your Visa First things first, get your visa sorted. The New Zealand Immigration website is a great resource that gives clear precise instruction on what steps you need to take in order to qualify for a visa. Once you are granted your visa you typically have 12 months to enter the…