New Zealand

Sweet As!

-+*There’s something about taking an old-fashioned train ride. The clickety-clack of wheels against rails, the windy nature of the train snaking through the landscape all viewed from huge panoramic windows, the nostalgic feel of the whistle stops along the way… So it was that I found myself booked on the...

I No Longer Fear Bed and Breakfasts

-+*My collective knowledge of B&Bs (see how fast I’ve picked up the lingo?) has admittedly been gained solely from television shows and the odd tourist brochure. In my mind, people who stay at B&Bs should expect lots of doilies, hearts, crocheted items of all types, wooden ducks and possibly mandatory...

A Walk in the Park: Nelson, New Zealand

-+*Nelson, a quaint town towards the top of the South Island, is dubbed New Zealand’s sunshine capital. This was good news because Nelson is also the base for exploring Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand’s smallest, at 23,000 hectares, but most visited park. After the adrenaline of the dolphin swim,...

Dolphins Rock!

-+*I might have an IQ of 142, but my name is James and I am spatially challenged. There, I said it. Every intelligence test I’ve ever taken where I needed to predict how a piece of paper would look after it’s been folded, I’ve basically guessed at. Now, give me...