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Five things to do in Rotorua on a budget

Rotorua is an absolute must if you are visiting the north island of New Zealand. It’s a 3 hour drive from Auckland and offers many natural things to see, as…

Alpha Street Kitchen and Bar

Hading down to Rotorua can be a slightly long drive. The looping gentle knolls are truly stunning and there are a few river crossings and lovely sites but I would…

VR Rotorua Lake Resort

Accommodation in Rotorua is tricky. At one end you have dorm style back packer and at the higher end you have some boutique resorts. Finding something in between is a…

The Pig and Whistle Rotorua

Rotorua can get cold and when it is you will want a big hearty feed and a fire side. The Pig and Whistle offers both and a very friendly vibe.…

Volcano Winery Rotorua

It’s a dramatically cooling off day in Rotorua and a must-do is the skyline hill. There are a swag of activities to part take in, including wine tasting. We head…

Pooleys Vineyard Tasmania

For years I have been traveling to Richmond just outside of Hobart and have passed by the Pooleys Wine Sign. I was pleasantly surprised to find a world class facility…

Nepal after the Earthquakes

Nepal after the earthquake 2016 It's our world, our village. Let's all chip in if we can.I have a gofundme page set up www.gofund.me/s97vjqxn or you can donate to www.journey-nepal.org.Would…

Bluesfest Byron Bay

The Byron Bay Blues Festival AKA Bluesfest It’s my “many-ieth” time to the Blues Festival experiencing the eclectic line up of blues and rhythm artists from around the world. In the…

Nusa Lembogan

Finally I have had to resign myself to the fact that today I can only squeeze in a massage and snorkel at most. As Western though patterns and chasing leaving…

The Gabba and cricket

Affectionately known as the GABBA, the Brisbane Cricket ground,  home to the Brisbane Lions… is an iconic sporting field in Australia. On this night, my son and I are venturing…