Travel and food around New Zealand (and further afield)

New Zealand Road Trip

New Zealand Road Trip

All us Kiwis know that we’re lucky to live in such a beautiful country. Those who visit our shores usually head out on the highway and do a road trip. This post is to inspire both international visitors and locals alike with the stunning scenery that could be in...

Secret Paris

Secret Paris

What can Paris offer when you've ticked off the 'usual suspects'? As you may know if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, I have recently been on a 3-month trip to Europe. A number of people have been quizzed me about Paris since I got back....

Peta Mathias cooking class

Peta Mathias cooking class

When I travel I love to have authentic experiences... and a cooking class with Peta Mathias in Uzès in France didn't disappoint... Imagine a hot sunny Wednesday in the height of summer. You arrive in the cool of the morning in the ancient...

New Zealand’s culinary melting pot

New Zealand’s culinary melting pot

This is an image I found online. It is called 'Zoe's flag' from Waimea Intermediate School. New Zealand is a multi-cultural country. The ideas that we have about ourselves have been really tested over the last week as we absorb and try to comprehend the...

Wharf Road café review

Wharf Road café review

What makes a good café? Well… great coffee and delicious food are essential – that’s a no-brainer, but what else? I was thinking about this the other day, when the lyrics to the theme music from the American sitcom Cheers popped into my head....

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