New Zealand’s South Island: a storybook itinerary

I’ve posted two huge articles with all the details of our one-month road trip in New Zealand – including our route, where we stayed, what we did, and how much it all cost – one post for the South Island and one for the North Island. It is most definitely one of the best trips … Read more

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The Ultimate New Zealand Road Trip: North Island Itinerary

This is the second part of our back-to-nature New Zealand road trip itinerary. The first part focussed on the South Island, and this part takes details our New Zealand North Island itinerary. In the first post, I also explained all the logistics of our road trip in New Zealand: how much we spent, the kinds of … Read more

One month New Zealand road trip Arthurs Pass

The ultimate New Zealand road trip

Our New Zealand road trip was one of the best things we’ve ever done. It was partly due to how unexpected the trip was, but most of all it was down to the sheer magnificence of New Zealand itself. For such a small country, the abundance of natural diversity is extraordinary. From snow-capped mountains to glowworm … Read more

Cape Peninsula road trip

“I never get tired of this view. I must live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.” The Capetonian woman beside me was returning home after a few months visiting family in Canada. And as I looked down at the crop of mountains giving way to the deep blue ocean beneath the plane, I agreed. … Read more

A guide to honeymoons in South Africa and Mauritius

The Ultimate Mauritius and South Africa Honeymoon Guide

Our honeymoon in South Africa and Mauritius was all about indulgence and stylish luxury with a dose of adventure and culture. We’ve written about how we choose the destinations, and now it’s time to share the details of our Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon itinerary. The honeymoon was all we’d hoped for. “I can’t believe … Read more

Gate on Bali road trip

Road trippin’ to peace in untouched Bali

A lot of people complain about the tourism in Bali, and it’s fair enough. The proliferation of guesthouses and villas that are quickly filling the rice fields and shorelines of the island is alarming and painful to watch – and the traffic is abominable. Ubud is one of the places that has been hit particularly … Read more

Guitar making work station Paracho

Road trippin’ to Paracho, land of guitars

Two new guitars, one rolling pin, eight passion fruits, six mangoes, a mask of a terrifying red-haired woman, a wearable blanket, a wooden cigarette holder, and an extra passenger. These were the fruits of one three-day road trip to Paracho, a small town in Mexico’s Western Central Highlands, famous for its guitar makers. It began … Read more