On The Right Track

“Look at his legs,” fellow hiker Tessa says. I can’t stop looking at them, even though I’m panting heavily. Day One of the 81-kilometre Queen Charlotte Track and our guide, Ray, a rather sprightly 76-year-old who runs up the hills billy goat-style, is full of vigour. He’s been walking and running for years, “the chanceContinue reading “On The Right Track”

Arty places to rest your head

A few months ago, when visiting the cool little capital of Wellington, New Zealand I stayed in the beautiful Museum Art Hotel. Filled with beautiful sights and sumptuous surroundings, it was proof that where you sleep is about much more than the bed, but also how a little creativity can really elevate a hotel fromContinue reading “Arty places to rest your head”

Architecture, Art Deco and Earthquakes in Napier

Napier in New Zealand is a city shaped by its geology. Lying on one of the world’s most active tectonic fault lines, the north island city was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1931, leaving mid-century town planners wondering how to rebuild their city. The art deco marvel they created still stands today, one ofContinue reading “Architecture, Art Deco and Earthquakes in Napier”

OpticBac – Keep on moving

There’s nothing worse than a dodgy tummy whilst on the trip of a lifetime, and whilst it’s not something we’re keen to discuss when it happens to us, we’re more than happy to laugh at other’s misfortune. But it’s not just that that is a problem. Sluggish digestion makes you feel tired, causes your skinContinue reading “OpticBac – Keep on moving”