If you're sitting at your desk planning your next vacation, or checking up your favourite Instagram accounts for inspiration on the commute home from work, chances are you'd rather be in New Zealand sipping wine and soaking up the beautiful island views that Waiheke has to offer. Located just a 35 minute, ferry ride from downtown Auckland, (a few minutes longer on the car ferry), Waiheke Island is a tranquil, beautiful jewel in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. Waiheke Island has an abundance of award-winning restaurants, cafe's, and vineyards. Need an escape? Keep reading and check out my list of noteworthy vineyards.
Bruges is so steeped in history, you'll be forgiven for believing you've gone back in a time capsule to the 15th century. Cobbled streets lined with gilded houses make for a picturesque setting, so beautiful you will be lost in awe, as you walk down the streets, and along the canals. It is no surprise then that this prominent city is listed as a World Heritage Site of UNESCO.
Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon, as some still refer to it as, is a city that never sleeps. One of the most vastly populated in Vietnam with well over 10 million people residing there. As a first taster to Vietnam, I'm overwhelmed by the number of mopeds whizzing about, the heat and humidity, the colours, and the number of skyscrapers that dominate the landscape. It's a high-octane city, full of energy and life, with something to suit every type of traveller. From the finest of hotels for the sophisticated traveller to the cheapest of guesthouses for the backpackers and adventurers. Classy restaurants, tasty street food stalls, boutiques selling anything and everything and of course the markets. HCMC is modern but steeped in history, a fast-paced vibrant city.
Our roadtrip through Australia has taken us right along the east coast of Oz, stopping at some beautiful places along the way. After a long road trip from Forster we finally arrived in Sydney. Our first taster was driving over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, within minutes we had seen the two iconic landmarks of Sydney, [...]
So I'm one month into my new journey of defining new wayz and I'd be lying if I said it was plain sailing. There have definitely been days when I've thought, I just want to stay in bed and fast forward to the next day. After arguing with the devil on my shoulder, the good thoughts of getting strong and the memory of how great I feel after training takes over. I get myself up and out of bed and put my gym gear on and cycle like a bat out of hell to the gym, as I'm usually running late 😀
You know that feeling, you leave one-year thinking, ‘next year needs to be a good one,’ you make a new years resolution with all the best intentions, but two weeks down the line you’ve already quit. Know the feeling…me too! For over ten years now I’ve plodded along the same business professional route, doing the [...]