This week, I am working for a few days in Havelock North. For the geographically challenged, its a small town near the slightly larger small towns of Napier and Hastings in the sunny Hawkes Bay (for the even more geographically … Continue reading Havelock North – touring by bike
Kowloon Park was just a short walk from our hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui. The park itself is large and made up of a number of distinct areas you can explore. From the sculpture park where we sat and watched … Continue reading Kowloon Park, Hong Kong
We stumbled upon the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Center in Kowloon Park, a small, free museum regarding the history of Hong Kong over the centuries. Well worth a visit if you have a spare hour. One room highlights some of … Continue reading Ming Dynasty and Hong Kong Disneyland
During my unexpected day off work in Dunedin, I decided to visit Toitū Otago Settlers Museum. For the simple reason that it was free, in walking distance from my motel and I hadn’t been there before. It rated highly on … Continue reading Visiting Toitū Otago Settlers Museum (Dunedin, New Zealand)
I think I pretty much summarised this entire post in the heading. Some years ago, I started tracking how much we spent on living each month – not the occasional frivolous stuff but the actual necessities such as food and … Continue reading Saving money on fruit and veg – don’t buy them at the supermarket
Money is always a topic that comes up when planning a trip. Right from the start money is critical to the entire equation. How much is the trip going to cost? Flights, accommodation, insurance, tours and so on. Once you … Continue reading Trip Planning – All things cash and plastic
Later in the year we are doing an Alaska cruise with the following itinerary – 1 Vancouver, Canada — 4:00 p.m. 2 At Sea — — 3 Tracy Arm, Alaska Cruising Cruising 4 Skagway, Alaska 7:15 a.m. 7:30 p.m. 5 … Continue reading Trip Planning – Alaska Cruise – Independent Port Exploration
Let me start by saying I love to cruise! For a budget conscious traveller, it’s a great option — “what?” I hear you say incredulously, “how can it be a budget friendly option?” Let me explain… Say you want a … Continue reading Cruising – a budget friendly holiday option
I can’t tell you how many times people say “Oh you are so lucky” because I travel overseas frequently. I can’t quite see where luck comes into it. I have worked hard to get myself educated and trained in my chosen … Continue reading “Oh you are so lucky” … really?
I am the first to admit that I’m super organised. I like lists and I like to be prepared, so a survival kit was something that I started to get serious about a few years back. I never in my … Continue reading Do you have a survival kit? We do, and we used it…
Recently Christchurch Airport has undergone some amazing changes. Its gone from an old, worn airport to a bright, airy and modern one, within the space of a few years. One thing I feel they have let the community and vistors … Continue reading Christchurch Airport – yes, you can get a bus to the city!
Leftovers have such a bad rap! But let me just say, I LOVE leftovers for the following reasons – Budget friendly Environmentally friendly Time friendly There is IMO, nothing better than knowing I can come home after a long, busy, stressful day at … Continue reading For the love of … leftovers