3 states, 2 national parks and 48 hours in the American Southwest.

When I found out my parents were coming from New Zealand to visit me in Arizona, I knew I wanted to show off this beautiful part of the world. But…

An affordable travel gift guide for your nomadic friend

You know that friend that’s always on the go? The one that’s off to a new, exotic destination each month or about to embark on a six-month backpacking trip around…

Visiting Hoover Dam: A travel guide of what you need to know

Dam that’s one big concrete wall… I’m sorry but I had to. No more puns, I promise. For a giant wall of concrete, the Hoover Dam is surprisingly photogenic and…

My great American road trip

This summer I did a lot of driving. 6,147 miles (9,887km) or 86 hours to be exact. I drove from Texas to Arizona to Colorado to Pennsylvania, stopped in Western…

Image of beautiful architecture in Vail, Colorado.

A travel guide to exploring Vail in summer

When I think of Vail I think of lush ski resorts complete with gorgeous fireplaces and expensive furniture. I think of epic skiing, hot chocolates and faux fur scarves, hats…

A travel guide to Presque Isle State Park

It’s not a ‘real’ beach, but it’s pretty darn close. I spent four years in Pennsylvania less than an hour down the road from Presque Isle State Park in Erie,…

Sunday stroll in Makara, NZ

There’s nothing like a family stroll on a Sunday morning on a perfectly sunny winters day; and it’s even better when you’re lucky enough to be able to walk around…

Sunset on the Desert Road, NZ

Come explore New Zealand with me and travel through the Desert Road, part of New Zealand’s main state highway. The Desert Road is a portion of State Highway 1 that…

A weekend away

I recently traveled up to Taupo for a family weekend getaway. Despite being the middle of winter we had gorgeous blue sky and sun all weekend, although it wasn’t quite…

A guide to Rio’s neighbourhoods – Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro is a gigantic city – according to a google search I did it has a population of 6.2 million (UN  data). Now I’m from New Zealand, a country with…