World Wanders

 ”Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

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The World Beckons – Travel Bug Cure Found!

It’s not a fantasy, I realise – the big travel dream is actually beginning! As long as I can remember I have had a desire for long term travel. And I’m not talking about the 2 or 3 month trips that we’ve done in the past. I mean seriously experiencing the world, living in exotic […]
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French Boys and Beaches

New Caledonia: Flashback, French Boys, Beaches and Baguettes

1977 was the year we heard the sounds of Abba, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, Bee Gees and Hot Chocolate…. you sexy thing… We watched Charlie’s Angels, Mash and Roots on TV.  We danced a funny kind of disco dancing inspired by Saturday Night Fever.  We tried to look like Farrah Fawcet and wanted to smell […]
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Riomaggoire Cinque Terre

Jewels of the Ligurian Coast: Cinque Terre

A warm aura of romance and mystique hangs over the five villages. Inset like gems in the craggy coastline these villages will have you feeling like you’ve wandered onto a movie set. I had never heard of this place until I asked a young Italian in Queenstown “what is the best place to visit in […]
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Gibbston Valley – Ultimate Wine & Fine Food

Gibbston Valley – New Zealand’s Famous ‘Valley of the Vines’ Just a short 20km drive from Queenstown is a picturesque valley laden with grape vines, as far as the eye can see.  Gibbston Valley, aptly named ‘Valley of the Vines’, produces many of the best grapes in New Zealand and has an enviable reputation built […]
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Casual Tapas dining in Madrid

Your Guide to Socialising like a Spaniard

Spain is the home of some of the most friendly and vibrant people with a famously social way of life. The overwhelming culture of the country is often best represented in the cuisine. Nothing epitomises the vivacity of the Spanish social life better than tapas and raciones.  But do you really know what they are?  […]
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The Sophistication of Madrid

Not many places in the world will you observe the equilibrium of old and new carried off with as much sophistication as in Madrid.  While it may lack the glitz of Barcelona, the characteristic architecture of Paris or the popularity of Seville, it has plenty of romance of its own. All in one day you […]
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Our Little Piece of Paris

Book Review – ‘How to Become a Housesitter’

If you’ve wanted to travel the world, but have never had enough funds to scrape together for a trip, then house sitting could be an exciting alternative for you to consider. If you’ve never heard of house sitting, or don’t know what it’s all about, then I’m sure this informative volume penned by Canadian couple […]
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Girl Power: My Review of “Women on the Road”

Fear holds so many of us back from doing what we really want to do – fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of not being in control. In ‘Women on the Road’, Leyla Giray provides a useful kick in the butt for women who are teetering on the edge of solo travel. As […]
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Mt Cook New Zealand

Mountains Pinspiration – My Top 5 Mountain Peaks from Pinterest

“Mountains inspire awe in any human person who has a soul. They remind us of our frailty, our unimportance, of the briefness of our span on this earth. They touch the heavens, and sail serenely at an altitude beyond even the imaginings of a mere mortal.” - Elizabeth Aston  Whether it’s skiing, hiking, or just plain admiring […]
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Vegetables in Peanut Sauce, Cooking School Bali

Balinese Cooking Lessons at Paon

The delicious aroma of Balinese herbs and spices waft in the air as I relax with a Bintang (Bali beer) at the outdoor banquet table ready for a culinary feast of epic proportions! The last few hours my nine new friends and I have been chopping, mixing, grinding, blending, pounding, cooking and putting together a […]
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