2017: My Travel Year in Review

  2017 was a little different for us travel-wise.  In previous years, we travelled at least once a month on city breaks – long weekends in different European destinations.  Our objectives in 2017 were to do fewer trips, but to make them longer and road-trip

A Roaming Kiwi – How Did I End Up Here?

  I’ve often thought about writing an article about how I ended up here in Scotland, and what my motives were for travelling so far and wide.  But travelling (and the job I have to pay for it all) seemed to get in the way.  It

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

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

When is a holiday TOO busy?

    I would call myself a fairly energetic person – I like to be busy. But I think I managed to ‘out-busy’ even myself on our recent holiday to France! When is a holiday TOO busy?   Our holiday plans are usually pretty full-on