Bali, Indonesia, Java, Travel

Exploring West Bali and Day Trip to Ijen Crater

The next day when we woke at the beautiful Menjangan Dynasty Resort, the clouds had cleared and it was a glorious day. I had Whatsapped a small company called West Bali Explorer to take us on a snorkelling trip to Menjangan island. The trip was about 1/3 of the price as the resort and the… Continue reading Exploring West Bali and Day Trip to Ijen Crater

Bali, Indonesia, Travel

One day driving around Ubud

After a great day on Pete's birthday on Nusa Penida, we decided to actually spend time on Bali today 😂 I have been to Bali before, and although everyone says that Ubud is supposed to be the Balinese capital of culture and beauty, to be honest, I don't feel this way. Ubud is commercial, busy,… Continue reading One day driving around Ubud

Bali, Indonesia, Travel

Day Trip to Nusa Penida from Bali

Stage 3 of our Big Easter Adventure! It's Pete's birthday on 5th May, which was in 2 days, so for his birthday, I suggested upgrading our 9-hour direct flight from Auckland to Bali to business class. We've flown business before with Etihad by using their bidding service, we bid £100 each for the upgrade and… Continue reading Day Trip to Nusa Penida from Bali

New Zealand, Travel

New YouTube video published for Auckland Blog

Thanks to everyone who liked my last post on Auckland last week. It's the most engagement I've ever had on a post, and pretty much, that post got more likes than any other post I've published combined, so, yeah... thanks! 🙂 In all my recent posts I've tried to pin our GoPro video related to the blog post at the end, but I didn't have time to compile and edit the Auckland video until today, so here it is if you're interested 🙂 I'm also just finishing up my next post about our first day in Bali; where we went straight after Auckland. It will be up tomorrow, so stay tuned! 😉 Don't forget to visit our YouTube page too to watch more of our videos. They're not vlogs or me just chatting shit, I promise. They're more of a supplement to the blog (and something to keep Pete busy whilst we're away, since he takes all the videos!). I hope people continue to enjoy reading my blog!

Australia & Oceania, New Zealand, Travel

One Day in Auckland

Leaving Queenstown was quite sad actually, but we had certainly maximised our time there and only really had 5 days in New Zealand because of where the flights fell. I think we made the right decision to leave Queenstown after just 3 days there, because it meant we have a full day in Auckland, but… Continue reading One Day in Auckland

Australia & Oceania, New Zealand, Travel

Day Trip to Arrowtown and Wanaka

For the last day in Queenstown, we had originally looked at driving to Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, but after a super long day of driving to Milford Sound the previous day (read about that amazing day here) we decided to have a more chilled day. We first headed over to Arrow town, a small town… Continue reading Day Trip to Arrowtown and Wanaka

Australia & Oceania, New Zealand, Travel

Road Trip to Milford Sound

Of all the things to do on the South Island of New Zealand, visiting Milford Sound was the top thing I wanted to do. It's really close to Queenstown as the crow flies, but to drive there takes about 4 hours. We set off really early and Rob drove us in his car. Simone even… Continue reading Road Trip to Milford Sound

Australia & Oceania, New Zealand, Travel

Wonder in Queenstown, NZ

Week 2 of our 3 week adventure to Thailand, New Zealand and Indonesia. Our 4 back-to-back flights later, we landed in Queenstown, New Zealand. This leg of the trip was really the main reason why we booked this flight; Pete's best friend Rob moved to New Zealand 5 years ago and he has only seen… Continue reading Wonder in Queenstown, NZ

Asia, Thailand, Travel

Motorbiking in Chiang Mai

Stage 3 of our big Easter adventure! After driving around Northen Thailand for the past 5 days, we decided to change things up a little and hire a moped for our final 2 days in Chiang Mai. If you've read previous posts of my travels you'll know that one of my absolute favourite things to… Continue reading Motorbiking in Chiang Mai

Asia, Thailand

Driving the Mae Hong Son Loop

Stage 2 of our Easter Adventure We left Chiang Mai on Tuesday morning after picking up our little jeep. We decided to drive the loop in a clockwise direction, heading first to Mae Chaem via Doi Inthanon; Thailands tallest peak. We set off and instantly discovered how uncomfortable our little jeep was, bouncing all over… Continue reading Driving the Mae Hong Son Loop