5 Things I Don’t Miss About Nicaragua

Don’t get me wrong, I loved Nicaragua. it’s very much a forgotten about Central American country, nestled cosily between it’s famous neighbour, Costa Rica, and the equally awesome Guatemala. It’s a country of lush rainforest,  Lake Nicaragua is so big it seems like the sea, and has an island with not one but 2 Volcanoes. It’s Caribbean…

Scenic Highlights of New Zealand’s South Island

if you haven’t been to new zealand’s South island, then you should go. If you have, then you kn9ow what I’m talking about and would jump at the chance to go back. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiul countries I’ve visited, and for a small country has a huge variety of amazing things…

Celebrating A Midwinter Christmas in July

On July24th I was super excited, and pretty busy. As soon as I arrived home from work I got busy icing the Christmas cake which I’d made 6weeks previously, before cleaning with plenty of help from my housemate Nadia, and then the important stuff. Decorating. We blew up 20 balloons each, made snowflakes, all while…

Six Simple Steps For A Successful Road Trip

‘Wake me up’ by Avicii is playing. The road is long, straight, and empty, stretching into the distance. To each side are grassy fields where cows graze on grass kept lush by constant watering. In the distance snow topped mountains loom above. An hour later and we’re driving over the mountains, I’m forced to slow as…

My Top New Zealand Sunsets

I never appreciated the majestic beauty of sunsets enough when I was back home, but travelling has awakened my eyes to this nightly event, each of which is completely unique. I count myself as being extremely lucky in experiencing many sunsets, some of which have been even more beautiful than most. These are the ones…

How not to use a guide book

Guide Books are big business.  Lonely Planets, Rough Guides and many other travel books litter hostels, backpackers, libraries and book stores. They hold a wealth of information, from an overview of a country to where to stay and where to eat in a particular city. They are great, but sometimes it’s better to put the book…