I might have to do a return visit to the Overland Track

A publisher in the UK sent me a book to review, which was a big surprise.  I told them that I had less than 100 subscribers, but that didn’t seem to worry them, they said that I probably had a lot of random people who came across my blog after all that’s how they found me.  There are a lot of random viewers out there, but I always thought they were robots (or bots!). Continue reading

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1,000ml+ of rain but who’s counting – The Milford Track Part #2

NEW ZEALAND – 2 – 6 February 2020
To wear over pants to keep my legs dry or not? And when was the last time I wore my Gortex jacket, seemed a bit tight … do they shrink (lol)? There was an undercurrent of excitement mixed with a little apprehension as we prepared our lunch and then had breakfast (Eggs Benedict – wow!). I know I was pretty pumped – aside from the too-tight Gortex that is. Continue reading

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Glamping the Milford Track – Part #1

NEW ZEALAND – 31 January – 2 February 2020
Is it glamping when you stay in a lodge?  Not sure … I’ve always wanted to do the Milford Track and decided that (as it’s known to rain a bit)  I’d treat myself to the guided trip with wine, hot showers, real beds & sheets) and drying rooms at the end of the day.  Louise, Marcia and David decided to join me.  Probably not really blog-worthy as it’s a bit tame – after all we’d be walking on tracks the whole way – but as with most of my trips, you never can tell! Continue reading

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3 things you shouldn’t do before your Glamping Trek

QUEENSTOWN, NZ – January 30, 2020
This isn’t really blog-worthy, but when the Legendary Louise said she was going to do the Gondola ride and the Luge, I didn’t give it a moments thought and said I’d go with her.  David was in too … should be fun – getting in touch with our inner child so to speak.  I didn’t realise how reckless those other Luge drivers were. Continue reading

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4 Helpful Hints for Surviving a Whitewater Rafting Adventure

1. Make sure the guys in your raft don’t have hangovers
2. Two strong paddlers in the front is essential – and make sure they don’t have a hangover
3. Guys with hangovers are effectively deaf and can’t follow directions
4. Hold on tight and keep your eyes closed when you’re caught in a whirlpool that wont spit you out

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