I used to be a backpacker… honest!

I left the UK in April 2014, to commence what I though would only be a year spent backpacking around New ...
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North Island

I started this travel blog January 2016, but have been travelling around New Zealand since April 2014! As you can imagine ...
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Middle Earth

Gi nathlam hí! My name is Carmen-Shea, and I'll be your tour guide through Middle Earth today! I came to New ...
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Taupo Skydive

Skydiving is one of those things most people have on their 'Bucket List' but which they never really plan or ...
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Top 5 things to do OUTSIDE of Auckland

One of the great things about Auckland (yes, there are actually some great things about the city, despite my opinion of ...
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Bay of Islands: Arriving in Paihia

I lasted a week in Auckland after arriving in New Zealand before managing to convince my travel companion to book ...
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Top 5 things to do IN Auckland

You might have found my previous post on Auckland a bit harsh, but a girl can't love every place she visits! ...
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Auckland: a city of shine & grime

"This Dwarf on loan from Middle Earth" - by Weta Workshops @ Auckland Airport, International Arrivals This was the first ...
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