“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber
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THE MOST CHALLENGING DAY WALK OF MY LIFE
Summiting Mount Taranaki. The adventure began way before the gruelling 2,518 metre climb to the summit. I was keen for a big adventure packed into a short space of time. An adventure that would test both my mental and physical boundaries.
Read more... Cycling and Summiting Taranaki, New Zealand
ITS TIME TO DRINK COFFEE AND EAT CAKE IN THE NAME OF RESEARCH
There's a saying that Wellington, NZ has 'more restaurants per capita than New York'. In that case, the the search begin for the best 'coffee and cake' in town!
Reviewed so far... Midnight Espresso, Prefab, Greenland Cafe, Memphis Belle
March 2014 (Just updated with Midnight Espresso write-up!)
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TOP 5 AWESOMEWELLINGTON VIEWS
Whether you’re a visitor or a Wellingtonian, experience Wellington from my top 5 vantage points, each providing a unique perspective of the city, harbour and stunning surroundings.
Read more... Wellington day trips from a different point of view
A DREAM COME TRUE, CANOEING THE AMAZON BASIN
It's an adventure simply getting to Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve in the Amazon Basin, which makes it even more special. Surrounded by incredible fauna and vast numbers of wildlife in their natural habitats make for a stunning canoeing experience. The real highlight for me is fishing for piranha! A must do!
SEA OTTERS, WHALES, SEA LIONS AND BEARS
Wilderness and Alaska, the two go hand in hand and I wanted to experience both. My travels took me to Seward on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska which seemed like the perfect location to be at one with nature and the aforementioned wilderness. Kayaks loaded...
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After years of travelling and lugging around a 70L rucksack packed to the brim with every pocket bulging with 'just in case' items, I decided to travel light and travel smart, reducing my luggage and I must say, increasing the enjoyment. It's really quite exhilarating to travel with less luggage. You should try it!
DO YOU HAVE AN ITINERARY OR JUST GO?
It's a topic that intrigues me, especially when it comes to couples planning their next travels. How do you do it? Have you got a system that works?
Read more... Travel Planning for Couples
Published @ Stuff News http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/kiwi-traveller/9875214/Tips-Planning-travel-as-a-couple
“Travel is more than the seeing of sights;
it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”