Travel Blogger Problems – May #travellinkup

Travel Blogger Problems – May #travellinkup

Once upon a time (because all the very best tales begin that way) there was a bloke who lived in London. He lived a fairly simple, content life circulating between home, office and pub, with the occasional bout of inflatable fish waving & singing at the antics of several blokes chasing a small ball around a rectangular grass patch. (In Ye Olde Englande this past time is called Foot Ball which mostly consists of fellas… View Post

Secret scents of a travel blogger – April linkup

Secret scents of a travel blogger – April linkup

I have a secret. One that haunts me at night, and means that my soul can never rest. Well, OK, that’s a slight exaggeration, but it does trouble my conscience on occasion. Whenever we travel anywhere, my first port of call after airport security – well, the one that everyone is funneled into – lurks on the shelves of the duty free shop. It isn’t the gigantic bars of chocolate that you could buy everyday… View Post

My greatest recent adventure – Solo in Lisbon – March …

My greatest recent adventure – Solo in Lisbon – March Travel Linkup

The sound of nearby accordion music floated through the warm early evening air. The balcony doors of my hotel room were open, letting in the last of the late summer sunshine lazily reflected off the house tiles across the medieval street. The crunch of biscuits was the only jarring note in this simple scene of Portuguese utopia. Well, actually, it was one of my favourite dinners of my long weekend in Lisbon. I had visited… View Post

Wild dolphins in Tauranga New Zealand – Love Travel …

Wild dolphins in Tauranga New Zealand – Love Travel Linkup

Honestly, I could almost just write this post as ‘wild baby dolphins’ ad finitum. Wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins, wild baby dolphins. There, got it out of my system. Wild baby dolphins. Ok, now I have. (Ps. If you don’t want to read about a dolphin love-in, keep scrolling down… View Post

My 2016 Wanderlust Wishlist – the January Travel Linkup

My 2016 Wanderlust Wishlist – the January Travel Linkup

So, 2016. Here you are. So full of promise, mayhem and allure – and it’s only been a day or two so far. We had planned to wander far and wide over 2015 (and had quite a few specific places on our wishlist), but didn’t quite count on spending Christmas in Aoteoroa, then winning return flights to New Zealand in June, taking solo trips (Mr Kiwi and I holidayed simultaneously in the adjacent countries of… View Post