I ♥ Wellington, NZ

Wellington, the capital and in my opinion the coolest (not just because of the high winds) city in NZ. On http://www.wellingtonnz.com they have also dubbed the city the ‘capital of cool’…so as you can see I’m not wrong (though it is expected that the cities website may be a bit biased). Seriously though I love…

I ♥ Staying in Hostels

Tomorrow I am setting off for a month’s trip down to the South Island of NZ, unfortunately it is to work, but hey I am being sent off to one of the most beautiful places in the world so who cares that it is for work! I’m going to stay in hostels for some of…

I ♥ Interesting Questions

I was introduced to someone new the other day. It was a friend of a friend and it went something like this… Person A – “Hi how are you, nice to meet you” Person B – “Good thanks, yeah you too” and then several other pleasantries continued, the usual questions for example about work, where…

I ♥ India

I remember reading in Shantaram (if you haven’t read it then do, it’s great, I’ll even allow you to stop reading this post to go start it!), that the author’s (Gregory David Roberts) first impressions of India were the smell, the heat and the people. It wasn’t until I went to India myself that I…

I ♥ Cairns, Australia

This time last year I was lucky enough to be travelling up the east coast of Australia, and even luckier to be able to say that it was my second time. That trip was around 4 weeks starting in Sydney for NYE, going up to Cairns and then finishing in Melbourne. I’ve talked about my…

I ♥ Bay of Islands/Northland, NZ

Ahh January, possibly one of the worst months for those living in the UK. The come-down after Christmas, the looming credit card bills after present buying (and perhaps boxing day sales) and of course the typically bad weather. However, January for me now living in NZ is possibly the best month ever!! The holiday season…

I ♥ Traveller’s Fashion

It’s summer time in NZ so time for hotter temperatures, lighter days and in my case lots of suntan lotion (for those who know me you will understand how necessary this is!). It also means time to get out my summer wardrobe and hope that some items still fit (or not as an excuse to…

I ♥ Samoa

One of the joys of living in Europe is that so many countries are on your doorstep and I have always taken this for granted. Not only are quick breaks to foreign countries from the UK relatively cheap, but now living in NZ I now also appreciate how accessible so many countries are. Being a…

I ♥ Bournemouth, UK

Bournemouth is the best town ever…FACT. Now I could leave this blog post there, what more do I need to say?! However I may be slightly biased in my claim as Bournemouth is where most of my family and friends are and this is where I grew up (so of course this makes it a…

I ♥ Brighton, UK

Although I have never lived in Brighton, this is actually where I was born and I still have family living here. Despite many family visits over the years it’s not been until this trip with a friend that I’ve seen it from a tourist’s perspective, rather than just a visit to see my Gran. I…