The Travel Buzz


The Travel Buzz. When I started preparations for a year-long stay in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, I had a reoccurring thought – this would be the first time I would be “travelling” by living in just one town for a whole year; would I get … Read more

A Little Slice of Paradise in Bougainville

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Over the New Year break I headed out to a small island called Pok Pok just a short banana boat ride from Bougainville mainland. I stayed in a basic bungalow near the ocean and spent my time snorkelling, swimming and trekking.The snorkeling was a particular highlight. The outer reef was the best I have experienced. The water, coral and fish shone unbelievable colours. I was surrounded by life. Shoals of fish all around me,  incredible coral lined the ocean floor,  blue starfish clung to rocks and reef sharks glided effortlessly in the strong current... way more effortlessly than me 
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A Little Slice of Paradise. A short banana boat ride from Keita, near Arawa, Pokpok Island in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville is a place of few distractions, where you can’t help but relax. No shops, no wifi, limited power and intermittent phone service from atop a steep hill makes … Read more

Extraordinary, Must-See Attractions in New Zealand


The Pacific islands of New Zealand are peppered with absurdly beautiful sights we are deeply turned on by: epiphanic coastal panoramas, the lushest landscapes, and battered rural tracks yearning to be explored. There are also winding roads with many places worth pulling your Apollo campervan hire over for. Yet embedded … Read more

Visual Tour Of The Coolest Little Capital In The World

The best views are those that take a little effort... it also helps when the landscape is top notch!  Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand – described as the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet. So what makes it a cool place to visit? Well, there are so many things! And to ensure you see at least some of the cool spots that Wellington has to offer, here’s a … Read more

Crabs Are On The Loose!

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The sound of laughter spread throughout the back of the tarpaulin covered 4 x 4 truck. Fellow passengers shuffled positions in the crammed public motor vehicle to get a glimpse of the guy in the far corner. ‘Crabs, crabs, the crabs have escaped!’ I yelled to no one in particular. I … Read more

Into the Mountainous Region of Rotokas

Video | Several months ago I’d never heard of the area of Rotokas in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. Yet here I was about to disappear into the mountainous terrain for 3 days of trekking. I still knew very little about the area. A couple of conversations with volunteers on the island whom had visited. And a brief information pack providing an overview and advising to take warm clothes. However, these glimpses were nothing but positive and it sounded like the Rotokas region would be nothing short of spectacular. Mountains, volcanoes, river, streams, waterfalls and caves, surrounded by the dense rainforest that only the island of Bougainville can offer – what more could you ask for!?

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The Fijian Yasawa Islands of Nanuya Lailai and Waya

The Fijian Yasawa Islands

The Fijian Yasawa Islands are a cluster of volcanic archipelago islands to the west of the Viti Levu mainland. Derived from the Fijian word for heaven, the Yasawa Islands offer a South Pacific slice of paradise. Palm lined golden beaches, crystalline water and top notch snorkelling. Promising guaranteed relaxation as … Read more

Surf, bike, paddle and hike Hanalei

Hanalei, Hawaii

Hanalei, meaning ‘lei making’ and ‘crescent bay’ in Hawaiian is the perfect base for an adventure. The small town on the North Shore of Kauai is surrounded by Mount Na Molokama, Mamalahoa and Hihimanu and as a result, it’s a place of natural beauty and has a charm that draws you … Read more

Snorkel Pokpok Island – Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Join me to snorkel the clear, warm watered outer reefs of Pokpok Island – Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, where shoals of neon fish surround you, intricate coral coats the ocean floor and sea urchins and starfish cling to the rocks. Best of all, I guarantee you won’t be surrounded by crowds of people!

Snorkeling at Loloho Beach, Bougainville

Loloho Beach, near the town of Arawa on the island of Bougainville offers visitors top notch white sands, turquoise water and incredible snorkeling on the reef. I took the Go Pro along to trial it out in my first underwater video. I think I’ll be a regular visitor to this beach over the next year…