New Zealander Justine Tyerman discovers it’s not far to The Rock on Gibraltar.
Browsing: New Zealand
Justine Tyerman comes across a ‘talking landscape’ on the outskirts of Wanaka in the South Island of New Zealand
Justine and Chris Tyerman’s wedding guests encounter the “JRW”, the JUCY Recognition Wave.
The conversation, standing by the outside fire at the Cardrona pub drinking tummy-warming gluhwein and feasting on wedges with naughty sour cream, went something like this. Should we have our fourth consecutive day at Cardrona… or ski somewhere else?
Justine Tyerman sets a new tradition on her best day’s skiing ever at Cardrona Alpine Resort . . .
I’ve stayed in many hotels and lodges around the world, from ritzy to rustic, but Snooze in Christchurch is the coolest of them all. The communal concept really appeals to me. Warm, welcoming, friendly and decidedly quirky, it fills a yawning gap at the affordable end of the Christchurch accommodation market.
After our idyllic motorhome trip in late winter-early spring, we couldn’t wait to get back on the road again in late summer-early autumn. Travelling outside the peak holiday period at the change of seasons means there’s less traffic on the roads and the weather is usually more settled.
The occasion was our annual get-together, a time when our daughters fly in from far-away places to reconnect as a family. We chose Auckland’s West Coast beaches because the region is close to the city and none of us had ever been there before. Just 50-60 minutes’ drive from the airport, it was easy for us to collect our far-flung family and run away for a long weekend.
I joined Love Home Swap in 2013 and Dave and Emma’s house is one of many fabulous private homes we’ve stayed at around the world. We stayed five nights and paid precisely nothing . . . unless you take into account the beer and nibbles we shared with owners, Dave and Emma, who joined us for a chat one evening.
Justine Tyerman finds high drama and spectacular landscapes at Auckland’s West Coast beaches.
Justine Tyerman learns about Franz Josef Glacier and the beautiful Maori legend of Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere: The Tears of the Ice Maiden.
Justine Tyerman discovers e-biking, and her husband performs a heroic deed…