After missing out on our dream overlanding vehicle two times in a row, we decided that we wouldn’t miss our […]
The Paparoa track on the West Coast has thus far not been the easiest of New Zealand’s great walks to […]
Already in existence are of course the classic travel words that grace the ‘top ten travel words’ lists that can […]
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The puns are inevitable. As are the sandflies. What in tarn-ation am I talking about? A visit to Tarn Hut in the Puketeraki Forest Conservation Area in the Lees Valley. An overnight trip conveniently close to Christchurch, but far enough away that you forget that it is.
The lockdown devoured both the Easter and ANZAC day long weekends this year. Getting out exploring New Zealand on Queen’s Birthday weekend was mandatory. Outdoor adventure would be happening, rain or shine… luckily, it was all shine!
We haven’t been on any epic overland adventures since returning from our Panam excursion. However, it turns out we don’t have to stray very far from home to find plenty of great tramping* adventures. *Tramping, for the uninitiated, is what us Kiwis call hiking… Of course, of late we’ve been encouraged to not stray any real distance from our home at all […]
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Already in existence are of course the classic travel words that grace the ‘top ten travel words’ lists that can be found everywhere. Words like Fernweh which is more or less German for ‘wanderlust’. Which to me seemed a little strange at first, because the word wanderlust also originated from German…It would seem though, that Fernweh (more like the opposite of home-sickness) […]
Like much of the rest of the world, here in New Zealand we’ve been cooped up in our houses for the last few weeks. All as part of the COVID-19-smashing lockdown and general social distancing efforts. Over that time a few different ‘Lockdown Personalities’ have begun to emerge, which one are you?