This month for the travel linkup we’re talking all things take-aways; souvenirs, lessons, that sort of metaphysical meandering. But, I’m going to go a little more literal. Travel Takeaways. As in actual foods, usually found in cartons, that have been spoilt by visiting their country of origin or somewhere that really surprised us. It’s the gourmet equivalent of meeting your heroes, and once you start travelling you’ll always look back on amazing food that you… View Post

3 Challenges I’ve Overcome Travelling | Travel Linkup

3 Challenges I’ve Overcome Travelling | Travel Linkup

Despite my blog name, I’m not actually all that adventurous. Think more suburban adventure rather than skydiving or wild camping. But, over the years I have ended up overcoming a few challenges that I hadn’t precisely expected to be faced with. This blog has always been, and will forever more be a record of my personal adventures. It is a journal of the chaos, delight, opportunities and travails that we encounter all rolled in with… View Post

How to drive in America (a Kiwi perspective …

How to drive in America (a Kiwi perspective from the wrong side of the road)

Covering 800 miles of American freeways in less than 10 days is something I never thought I’d do to be honest – an inexperienced driver at best I’ve driven short distances (and through a Florida tropical storm from Cape Canaveral back to our Orlando apartment) – but somehow we survived unscathed driving diagonally the length of Louisiana from New Orleans to Shreveport, through the crazy traffic of Dallas and along the long, undulating motorways of… View Post

Florida: Ducks, Monsoon Rain, Mickey Mouse and a …

Florida: Ducks, Monsoon Rain, Mickey Mouse and a giant Orange.

Florida was fun. Sunshine, broad open spaces, Gator swamps, driving on the wrong side of the road, lazy days by the pool, busy days visiting attractions and afternoon showers that came down in the afternoons with the regularity of clockwork for about 20 minutes. Florida was Daisy Duke to New York‘s Devil Wears Prada atmosphere. That weather I was talking about…? In the below photo, the small sign in the left hand bottom corner reads… View Post