New Zealand Hiking: Mt Karioi – a challenging mountain trek

Mt Karioi, New Zealand Hiking

“Hiking is a bit like life: The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit” Unknown Mt Karioi is … Read moreNew Zealand Hiking: Mt Karioi – a challenging mountain trek

Essential Camping Tips + Tricks (plus bonus hacks)

Camping tips + tricks (+ bonus hacks)

There is no Wi-fi in the forest, but I promise you will find a better connection There is nothing quite like being in nature and fending for yourself. Leaving the Wi-Fi behind and reconnecting with yourself and your camping buddy/buddies. Recently Mr 11 and I went camping at Vinegar Hill in the Manawatu Region of … Read moreEssential Camping Tips + Tricks (plus bonus hacks)

How to do a beach crawl: 6 beaches in one arvo (+ FREE printable)

how to do a beach crawl - 6 beaches, one afternoon

What is a beach crawl I hear you ask? Well, my friend. It’s kind of like a pub crawl, minus the pubs and booze. Although, I guess you could bring booze if you want, but that takes away the family-friendly element. Also the ability to drive safely. So maybe reward yourself a cold beer afterwards. All … Read moreHow to do a beach crawl: 6 beaches in one arvo (+ FREE printable)

Get your Lord of the Rings on at Hobbiton, New Zealand

Get your Lord of the Rings on at Hobbiton

This week we have a special visitor. I would like to welcome Michelle from Walking on Foreign Chels. Everyone say hello (can you tell I used to be a primary school teacher?). Michelle is a fellow travel blogger who loves to plan. You can find tips and tricks for planning as well as oooh and … Read moreGet your Lord of the Rings on at Hobbiton, New Zealand

Watcombe Beach: bear hunt, swings, good ole fashioned cloud watching

Once upon a grey English day, we explored Watcombe Beach. Life is better in hiking boots Quick Stats Time There are a couple of ways to get to the beach, down the road which is very steep but much shorter. Or through the bush and depending on your detours will depend on the time taken. Difficulty … Read moreWatcombe Beach: bear hunt, swings, good ole fashioned cloud watching