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Walks for a Wandering Soul – 5 Whangarei District walks that’ll make you go WOW!

Walks for a Wandering Soul – 5 Whangarei District walks that’ll make you go WOW!

And by WOW I mean ‘Holy Shit this is BEAUTIFUL!’ “Whangarei? Where, what n who the hell is that? How in god’s name am I meant to pronounce that?” I hear you say… Well here’s your first lesson! In the Maori language Wh = a ‘fuh’ sound, so Whang – a – rei is said Fung – a – rrrrrrei (gotta roll the r’s bro!) Got it? Alrighty moving on! Whangarei is my home town, it has the slogan ‘city…

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Snorkeling the Poor Knights

Snorkeling the Poor Knights

The name says it all – Perfect Day – and the cruise to the Poor Knights was pretty near perfect! The world-famous Poor Knights islands and the surrounding marine reserve are one of the best dive sites in the world. It’s in the underwater legend Jacques Cousteau’s Top 10! And it’s right off the coast of my hometown, lil ol’ Whangarei. When I learnt staff at my new job (the Visitor Information Centre) are encouraged to experience tours, activities etc….

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Behind the highlights: When shit goes wrong

Behind the highlights: When shit goes wrong

Endless adventures and travels, engagements and weddings, houses bought, babies born, ‘oh my god their life is so happy and perfect!’ Often when we see someone’s Instagram or Facebook, we can be forgiven for being a little envious of their seemingly perfect lives. We don’t often see behind the scenes, when things aren’t so peachy. Of course things go wrong, every now and then, for all of us. If we don’t have an actual conversation with someone we don’t know…

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I’m leeeaving on a jet plane…. again.

I’m leeeaving on a jet plane…. again.

My love for Ireland only seemed to truly sink in about a 2 months ago, maybe this is the time it takes to truly feel at home in another place after moving countries. 9 months or so? Now it’s starting to sink in that I’m going to have to leave a home I’ve created for myself… again. Leave the amazing friends I’ve made here, my awesome workplaces and colleagues (who are also the amazing friends!) My cute (but lately bloody…

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