After missing out on our dream overlanding vehicle two times in a row, we decided that we wouldn’t miss our […]
Following on from our post of travel words that ought to already exist, here’s some new tramping (the kiwi word […]
A great day out in the Craigieburn range, sun, blue skies…and a brutal spindrift sandblasting.
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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 […]
Our nation was recently released back into the wild. New Zealand stepped down a grade from its ‘Level 3’ COVID-19 lockdown to a (much more conducive to adventure) ‘Level 2’.* *Basically this meant that we could start hanging around in groups outside our household ‘bubble’ and get out and about tramping and adventuring again. We opted to avoid the classic ‘Into the […]
Humour (Or terrible attempts at it)
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?
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) […]