What’s Your Travel Style?

  Back in 1999 I set off on my first solo trip to Europe (from New Zealand) – read about it here.  This definitely helped me discover my travel style – i.e. what activities I enjoyed, what budget suited my tastes, and what modes of

Mont Saint-Michel – A Photographer’s Dream

  Mont Saint-Michel, a tidal island on the Normandy coast, is probably one of the most photographed landmarks on the French coastline… and is certainly one of the most photogenic!  I mean, just LOOK at it!     Visiting is perfectly possible as a day

New York Birthday Trip

  It has been 11 years between visits to NYC for me, so long overdue.  This visit was in honour of my husband’s (undisclosed, but special) birthday, and it was extra exciting as it was his first trip to New York!  I’ll write more about

24 Hours in Wellington New Zealand

  Being my hometown, I really should be promoting a much longer stay, but in keeping with my theme of 24hr Guides, here is what you can achieve in 24 hours in Wellington New Zealand!   12 Midday – Start with lunch at the Karaka

19 Years Old And So Green

  When I was 19 years old I did what most Kiwi kids do… I dropped out of university and went on my ‘big OE’ (Overseas Experience).  Ok, so most of us don’t drop out of uni to do it… but I did.  I had