How to speak kiwi – a quick crash course in mastering the En Zedd language

How to speak Kiwi - a quick crash course

Us kiwis have butchered taken charge of the English language and put our own spin on it. Often to the confusion of the rest of the world and cop a lot of flak for our accent. But we are fairly good at taking the piss out of ourselves as well. So grab a cuppa, kick … Read moreHow to speak kiwi – a quick crash course in mastering the En Zedd language

Vinegar Hill – A night camping nestled in rural New Zealand

A night camping at Vinegar Hill

Nestled under a sheer rocky cliff face and in tucked under rolling hills lay our home for the night. That morning Mr Joe (my 11 year old) and I squeezed a tent, camping chairs, mattresses, chilly bins, liquorice allsorts, pillows, sleeping bags, a bag of clothes, towels and a stack of board games in the … Read moreVinegar Hill – A night camping nestled in rural New Zealand

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

New Zealand Hiking: Zigzagging through Beehive Creek

zig zagging through beehive creek

How much do you like trampling through puddles of water? If the answer is ‘immensely’ then I have found the perfect walk for you! Beehive Creek is a wonderfully satisfying water stomping walk. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail Ralph Waldo Emerson … Read moreNew Zealand Hiking: Zigzagging through Beehive Creek

New Zealand Hiking: A Sunday Stroll Through Sledge Track

A sunday stroll through sledge track

A Sunday stroll in the bush was just what the Dr ordered after a manic week of late nights and learning the ropes in my new position at work. Pa and I decided to tackle Sledge Track, just outside of Palmerston North as it is relatively close to home.   Of all the paths you take … Read moreNew Zealand Hiking: A Sunday Stroll Through Sledge Track