Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Bali Hai

The last time I went to Bali, it was at the rump end of a three-month backpacking journey. We were enroute from London, our home for five years, back to New Zealand.

By the time we reached this idyllic clump of land, we were tired, hot, grumpy and wearing clothes that hadn't seen the inside of a washing machine for weeks.

And although we fell in love with the peaceful people and the countryside, with its tangled jungle and lush green paddy fields, we have never been in a hurry to go back.

Tomorrow that changes when I fly to the Indonesian island for a media trip. While last time we stayed in the cheapest accommodation possible, trying to make our money last until we got home, this time around I'll be checking out five luxury resorts for a magazine story. Oh how times have changed.

See you on the other side...

  
(Pic credit: Jakarta Post)

Monday, 18 September 2017

Tales from home and away

The first ever North & South Magazine travel compilation is out and I managed to get TWO stories in there (as well as a pic of my ugly mug and one of Bristol and myself standing atop Mt Vic on the back sleeve).

The first story is one I had published in North & South a few years ago, about being genetically wired to travel (click here to read) and the other is from my Southern US Trafalgar media trip from Nashville to New Orleans (click here to read that one).


      

Monday, 11 September 2017

The River

My story on two talented Welly furniture designers (who go by the name The River) is published in the current issue of Urbis Magazine (click here to read).



Sunday, 3 September 2017

Paradise in the Pines

A couple of months back I spent a few nights in the glorious Isle of Pines in New Caledonia. That story is one of three I have in the September issue of Air NZ's inflight magazine, Kia Ora (click here to read).



  

Monday, 28 August 2017

Worth the wait

My story about a Petone reno is in the September issue of NZ House & Garden Magazine (click here to read).



Sunday, 27 August 2017

A scooter ride across Saigon

My story from last year's Air NZ/Saigon Tourist Dept media trip is published in today's Sunday Star Times (click here to read).








Monday, 21 August 2017

Good morning Gisborne

It's been about eight years since I was last in Gizzy so am looking forward to spending the next two days there for a story - hopefully it's slightly warmer than Welly!

   

(Pic credit: Gisborne Conferences) 

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