Lord Howe Did You Choose This?

Here we go! Voting is closed and we have a winner. It was a close race between the Cook Islands and Lord Howe Island. The leader kept changing and you kept me in… Continue reading

The Good, the Bad, and the Thank-you’s – New Zealand

It’s time to close-out these New Zealand posts. But first, have you voted for the next location? Only a week left so please do it here! I’ll spend a bit more time here… Continue reading

Old Blackwater, Keep On Rollin’

Today, I say goodbye to Frank, The Dog (it’s now become his official full-name), and head out of Taupo. Frank’s parents are returning and, though I’m sure he wants me to stay, apparently… Continue reading

Hanging Yoga and Hot Baths

It’s cold. I mean, it’s really cold. The heat pump I’ve been given for my room has stopped working. (It’s as if it threw its heating coils up in the air in defeat… Continue reading

Vote – I Don’t Know Where I’m a Gonna Go When the Volcano Blows

Here we go, time for the next vote. As I’ve realized that I’m currently traveling in what’s known as the Ring of Fire, Johnny Cash has been ringing in my head. And, since… Continue reading

Lady and the Tramp

Having zipped away my morning in Rotorua (read Flight of the Jungle Bee), it would be a shame to drive the hour straight back to Taupo without exploring. They day is young and… Continue reading

Flight of the Jungle Bee

Today I head out of Auckland. I’ll be back, but I have to go meet another man. His name is Frank and he’s an older man. He’s sixty three-years old; well, in dog… Continue reading

War Memorials and Wineries

Today, I hop on good ol’ bus #20 to head to the Auckland War Memorial Museum. I’m not positive of the best route, but I know the general direction I want to go… Continue reading

Wine, Women and Song

After a great day enjoying Auckland’s harbour area (look at me, all spelling it like a local), I arrive back at my AirBnB, hop in the shower and make myself pretty for a… Continue reading

To See the Sea in Auckland

After arriving in Auckland following what might be the worst road-trip I’ve experienced, I spend the next day in, catching up on work, checking out what fun things there might be to do… Continue reading