Climbing Mount Taranaki

I wanted to post about my recent hike up Mount Taranaki, my first mountain climb! My boyfriend grew up in Taranaki (situated in North Island, New Zealand) and has climbed the mountain once before a few years ago and since meeting him I've always been wanting to return to his hometown and climb the mountain …

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Arthur’s Pass: Devil’s Punchball

I'm currently roadtrippin' South Island of New Zealand and I've been blow away with how majestic and beautiful the landscape is. I can't wait to write all about it when I have more time. For now, however, is a photo we took yesterday at Arthur's Pass. In the background is the impressive waterfall, Devil's Punchbowl. …

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Wanderlust: Music for the Soul

This weekend we took time out from working in Wellington and headed north to Taupo for Wanderlust Festival. A yoga festival, it offered a range of awesome activities and classes, though due to budgeting we purchased just a music pass for Saturday evening and... Oh my God. The musical performances by Nahko Bear & MFTP …

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Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach

The Coromandel Peninsula of North Island, New Zealand, is a stunning setting for a road trip. We drove silently along the coast line taking in all the beautiful surroundings as we headed towards Cathedral Cove. It was not far off sunset by the time we arrived so as we started our 45 minute walk to …

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NZ Roadtrip: Mt Damper Falls & Waitanguru Falls

Finally! After being stuck in Wellington since early October, we've been given the chance to escape and explore north island over our Christmas/New year break from work. Our roadtrip started on Friday where we left Wellington and headed north to the town my boyfriend grew up in, Stratford, Taranaki, where we spent the night at …

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Forever a Bookworm, Forever a Traveller

My Top 3 Travel Inspired Books Lately I've got back into reading and I'm devouring page after page of every book I can get my hands on. I've read hundreds of books over the years but it's only every so often you find a book that transports you to another world. It inspires you, changes …

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My Top 5 Favourite European Cities

Europe! So many beautiful countries, so many beautiful cities. I was lucky enough to do two trips around Europe this past year, the first being in winter (Dec 13' - Feb 14') and the second one taking place in summer. ( July 14'- Sept 14') We visited a total of 11 countries overall and explored …

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Bowled over by Barcelona

After cruising through the mountains and sunning it up on the Costa del Sol our next big city trip was Barcelona, of which I'd heard only great things. We even decided to treat ourselves to a hotel room, we tried to ignore the guilt of blowing our daily budget by reminding ourselves we hadn't actually …

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