All About Taranaki

New Zealand is a wondrous place to visit, with its beautiful beaches to its epic mountains, and Mount Taranaki is one of the most famous nature destinations out to the west of the North Island. ‘The Naki’ is it is affectionately known, is often overlooked as a destination due to its distance out west, but […]

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Getting Lost in the Rotorua Redwoods

Canopy of Redwoods at Rotorua

Rotorua in the central North Island of New Zealand is infamous for its geothermal activity, with the lingering notes of sulphur in the air and its Maori heritage. What maybe isn’t as well known is the Whakarewarewa Forest. Also known as the Rotorua Redwoods, the forest is found alongside the south side of Lake Rotorua. […]

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Destination Weddings – Madeira

Yachts in Madeira

In our previous post, we discussed some points to consider when planning a destination wedding (check it out here). The gorgeous Island of Madeira is one of the incredible wedding destinations that you can choose. A small island part of Portugal, north of the Canary Islands is where you can find the tranquil Madeira. A […]

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From Balloch to Tarbet – The West of Loch Lomond

Where the sun shines fair on the banks of Loch Lomond Britain’s largest loch (or lake) is one of the most beautiful destinations in Scotland (and trust me there are a lot of places to chose from). I have spent many childhood summers visiting my grandparents who are only a 10-minute drive away. Situated in […]

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When I didn’t have a Spiritual Experience at the Vatican

For Easter 2012, all the women on my Mum’s side of the family (11 of us in total) went to visit Rome and the Vatican as part of our Grandmother’s 70th Birthday celebrations. Ranging from 75 to 16, all of us were raised Roman Catholics, and we arrived in Rome on the morning on Palm […]

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The 40 Before 40 Travel Challenge

Birthday Cupcakes

So last week was my 32nd birthday. It was a pretty quiet affair, with a few friends and family for a chilled out Sunday BBQ. Birthdays to me are always a time to reflect upon what I have achieved and lessons learned, but also moving forwards towards new goals and targets. Mainly, travel more! So here […]

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