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Enhance your travels with a good book

A good book, or books, can really enhance your travels. I’m not talking guide books, but any book with a strong sense of place; fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction. On my last trip to Germany I was on the trail of … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Castles – German Fairy Tale Route

Ever dreamt of sleeping like a princess – in Sleeping Beauty’s castle? Fancy letting down your hair in Rapunzel’s tower? What about a romantic weekend at Snow White’s palace? Or perhaps you just want to stay in a real palace, … Continue reading

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Dashing Disneyland Fashions – at Tokyo Disney Resort

I wore Minnie Mouse ears in public. I can’t believe I’m saying that. I’m not into fancy dress costumes and despise those paper Christmas cracker hats. Yet I happily walked around Tokyo Disney Resort wearing fluffy pink ears and heart-shaped … Continue reading

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Dreaming of a health resort – or ‘wellness retreat’

In my younger corporate days I used to watch older associates heading off to health farms once or twice a year. Back then I thought ‘what a waste of a good holiday’. I got all the rest and relaxation I … Continue reading

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Easter chocolate game for grown ups

Got chocolate on your mind this Easter? Then I’ve got a hilarious game for you to try around the dinner table or campfire, thanks to Murray Langham of Schoc Chocolates, an artisan chocolate company in New Zealand. Langham established the … Continue reading

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Donning a dirndl – Austrian dress ups

I love fashion and dressing for the occasion, but I’m not into fancy dress, so popping on a national costume and waltzing around town while on holiday sounds downright cringe-worthy. But this week I’ve had reason to change my mind. At a … Continue reading

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Fashion Forward ‘Dunners’

Attention fashionistas – it’s time to secure tickets to the longest catwalk in the southern hemisphere. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, November 15,  for iD Dunedin Fashion Week, being held from 10-17 March 2013 in Dunedin, New Zealand. Now in … Continue reading

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Travel Writer Gets Lost

As a travel writer it’s a bit embarrassing to admit you’re lost, and sometimes it’s a little bit frightening – although, often the best experiences can come from losing yourself in a destination. I experienced this recently when, travelling alone, I got completely … Continue reading

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Grafitti Grannies let loose

Trains seem to attract graffiti and now it’s happening right before my eyes – over carriages, engines, and platforms. And no one is doing a thing to stop it. In fact the culprits, looking suspiciously like cheeky nannas, are being … Continue reading

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Corrugated Iron Capital of the World

Napier might be the Art Deco capital, but the tiny town of Tirau, in New Zealand’s North Island, is the self-proclaimed ‘corrugated iron capital of the world’. It’s a big claim for a little town – population 700 – but … Continue reading

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