Backpacking through Vietnam is something that we have wanted to do for a while and we finally did in June with our 3-and-a-half-year-old. We gleaned ideas from loads of travel blogs and designed our 16 day trip from northern to southern Vietnam. One of our aims when planning the trip was to make it interactive […]

The other day someone asked me where I would recommend they travel in Northern Ireland. It got me thinking that I haven’t ever put together a blog about where I grew up! And at this time of year, there is just no place like home. Here is a selection of our favourite spots on the […]

I couldn’t possibly end the New Zealand blog chapter without sharing about one of my favourite spots in this beautiful country. We love outdoor activities and Rotorua ticked every box for all of us: adventure, adrenaline, gorgeous locations and relaxation. In fact, this was our third trip here in 3 years. This time, we travelled […]

In April we set off for one of our final adventures in New Zealand with our friends Jenny and Julia: hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Described as ‘One of NZ’s Great Day Walks’, this 19.4km one-way hike was something we had wanted to do for a while, but we had been deliberating on whether or […]

For the last three months of our New Zealand adventure, we had the opportunity to live on Wellington waterfront, aboard ‘Shikari’. With Wellington being known as the windy city, living on a boat might not be the first place that you think of staying… but I can honestly say that we loved it, gale force […]

In March, we flew down to Nelson for my birthday, travelling on by car to stay in the beautiful Motueka Valley. Motueka is situated slightly off the main route from Nelson to the Abel Tasman National Park and was a great base to do lots of day trips around the area.   Yurtlife When we […]

Back in February we went to visit friends in their new home in Invercargill. They featured in a couple of previous blogs of ours, when we travelled around Borneo and Singapore together with our toddlers. Since then they have had another baby and moved to Invercargill, so a perfect opportunity for another catch up and […]