Review: Provisions of Arrowtown

Provisions sits just on the outskirts from the centre of town and is somewhere that we walk past on an extremely frequent basis. Time after time we used to comment “oh we must go there” but we always ended up forgetting about it when it came time to eat, finding ourselves somewhere on the main…

Review: Yonder

Crisp winter days and chilly nights means that my intake of hot chocolates increases somewhat over the winter season, especially when in Queenstown. Unlike Wellington where the winter wind would probably freeze your core, a still day in Queenstown is an inviting one to want to sit outside. Our time at Yonder sat in this…

Video: Scotland

Scotland is a country not unlike New Zealand. I went to university in Dunedin and there are so many similarities between the two places, from place names, architecture and even culture. The University of Glasgow was in places identical to Otago University (obviously Glasgow was there first, but I was so familiar with Otago already)….

Video: Sunshine in Spain continuing on

This video includes memories of our time in Barcelona and Menorca. It was my second visit to Barcelona and honestly, it was just as fantastic as the first time. Menorca was something special – beach on beach on beach – a perfect way to close my time in Europe.

Video: Summer in Spain

Summer in Spain – yes, I know – what a dream. We had a couple of weeks in Spain during our summer travels. This video includes footage from our time in Malaga, Seville and Granada. My favourite of the three was Seville – there was just something about it that struck a chord with me…

Video: Barca baby!

A city with everything – beach, culture, food, history, shopping… what more could you ever want? In my opinion, not much. I think Barcelona would be one of the coolest places to live. There is just so much going on and so much to see and do, all of the time!

Hola to Happiness

Sangria + Tapas + Beaches = Inevitable Happiness. I was very excited to come here after the unexpected coldness that the UK presented, and couldn’t wait to return to the sand and sunshine. Similarly to Portugal, everything is cheap, the culture is alive, and both the people and the language are cheerful and beautiful. Would…

Barcelona: Round One

They say that everyone has one thing that always happens to them, like sitting next to fat men on planes, or having that dreaded crying baby nearby; for me, that is my flights are always delayed. Numerous times it worked in my favour; James and I frequently found ourselves bolting to make a flight! Arriving…

Summer comes early! – San Sebastian, Basque Country

A weekend away to San Sebastian (also known as Donostia in Basque) was the perfect introduction to the exotic land of Spain, with its beautiful weather, flawless beach, surrounding green hills and of course, the mouth-watering food. When flying to San Sebastian it is possible to land at Santander (2.5 hours from San Sebastian), Bilbao…

The Flying Scotsman

From London I caught an overnight bus to Edinburgh, Scotland. The bus was full, and I absolutely froze. To this day I’m still not sure if I was un-acclimatised, or Scotland was just downright cold – probably a mixture of both. I arrived in the rain at 7am – thankfully my hostel was just around…