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About SUNGRL

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.

The Great Taste Trail – Nelson, NZ

With the car loaded up and the bikes on the back we headed for Wellington and the Bluebridge Ferry. I hadn’t been on the ferry since I was about 18 and here I was doing two crossings in as many … Continue reading

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Tour Aotearoa 2018 – New Zealand

Tour Aotearoa is one of the world’s great bike packing trips: stretching 3000 kilometres from Cape Reinga to Bluff in New Zealand it follows a combination of cycle trails, tracks, paths and lanes connected by the most enjoyable country roads … Continue reading

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Exploring Oahu – Hawaii, USA

After our eleven action packed days on Maui it was time to begin our journey home with a three night stopover on Oahu.  We had booked a house in Hawaii Kai which was a residential area.  It was the best … Continue reading

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Plantation Course – Kapalua, Maui – Hawaii, USA

We saved the best until last : ). Plantation at the Kapalua Golf Resort is consistently ranked as the number one golf course in Hawaii.  Steve had been fortunate enough to play here a few years ago but for Paul … Continue reading

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Maui Nui Golf Club, Maui – Hawaii, USA

We had spotted this golf club alongside the highway not far from where we were staying in Kihei so Steve checked it out online.  It was rated one of the best value golf courses to play in the USA and … Continue reading

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Pukalani Country Club, Maui – Hawaii, USA

For our first round of golf on Maui we headed to the Pukalani Country Club which was located on the hillside of “Up-Country” Maui.  The course is situated at an elevation of 1,100 feet on the slopes of Mt. Haleakala, … Continue reading

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Exploring Maui – Hawaii, USA

Lahaina After a leisurely start to our first full day on Maui we took a drive to Lahaina which was about 45 minutes north of where we were staying.  Lahaina was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1820 … Continue reading

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