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This blog was originally set up to share our 9 month adventure around Europe and the USA with friends and family in 2014. On returning to NZ in January 2015 I decided to carry it on so I could continue to share any future travel adventures - it has become my electronic travel diary. I hope you enjoy and get inspired to visit some of the wonderful places we have visited.

Pou Herenga Tai – Twin Coast Cycle Trail – Northland, New Zealand

On Friday the 13th March we headed to Horeke on the Hokianga Harbour.  There were 22 of us descending on this little settlement to cycle the Twin Coast Cycle Trail.  We had decided to base ourselves in Horeke and to … Continue reading

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Kopiko Aotearoa – New Zealand

After completing the Tour Aotearoa in 2018, we were keen to see what the next adventure courtesy of the Kennett Brothers was going to be.  Let me introduce you to Kopiko Aotearoa – a 1,000 odd kilometre brevet from Cape … Continue reading

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Bali – Indonesia

We travelled to Bali on the way home from Thailand on the 5th October 2019 for a week.  I had been ‘influenced’ by the Gram so decided we should go and check the place out.  I specifically wanted to stay … Continue reading

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Angkor Golf Resort – Siem Reap, Cambodia

There are two golf courses of note in Siem Reap – the Siem Reap Booyoung Country Club and the Angkor Golf Resort. As with all things golf, Steve did his research and decided that the Angkor Golf Resort was the … Continue reading

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Siem Reap – Cambodia

We spent 10 days in Siem Reap in Cambodia in early August. People that had been there before thought that was quite a long time and the locals who asked us how long we were there for were also surprised. … Continue reading

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My Swiss Summer – Switzerland

I enjoyed another trip up to Switzerland to visit my very good friends Karin & Elvis in July. You just can’t beat summer in Switzerland! The trip from Bangkok started extremely well with an upgrade to Business Class on Swiss … Continue reading

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Nikanti Golf Club – Bangkok, Thailand

Today we treated ourselves to a round at the Nikanti Golf Club. Steve has played there a couple of times before and had said how much he enjoyed it so we played it on our way to Bangkok. Nikanti sits … Continue reading

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Cycling in the Catlins – Catlins, New Zealand

In late February I headed to Invercargill to go and explore the Catlins with some friends. Natural High organised our itinerary and provided support throughout the trip. Until a few years ago I didn’t know where the Catlins were – … Continue reading

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Sail Croatia – Split to Dubrovnik – Croatia

After spending a few days in the capital of Croatia we then started our journey south to explore the Dalmatian coast from Split to Dubrovnik. We spent three nights in Split before getting on a Sail Croatia cruise that navigated … Continue reading

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Plitvice Lakes National Park – Croatia

Our next destination in Croatia was Split. Enroute to Split is the Plitvice Lakes National Park which we really wanted to see. We decided the easiest way to do this was to hire a car for the day. We set … Continue reading

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