Mount Fuji

Before anyone gets on a plane and visits a new country, they do their research, right? You plan your itinerary, the hotspots, the must-see and for me, I always have a list of none negotiables. The places that no matter how hard it might be to get there, I must see because you never know […]

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Everest Base Camp Day 5

Namche Bazar – Thyangboche Our wakeup call came a little later today and let me tell you this, everyone in the group was very happy about it. 7 am up, 7.30 am downstairs and 8 am leave for Thyangboche. After a hearty porridge breakfast and some serious eggs on toast breakfast envy, I packed up […]

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Glenorchy Air, Mount Cook & Heli hike

The local for the week is one of my favourite Queenstown tour operators. I first flew with Glenorchy air a few years ago to Milford Sound, you can read about that here, this time we were off somewhere new. I had never flown to or over Mount Cook and have always said it sits firmly […]

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Lockdown Cooking project #1

Who would have though it aye? Sophie, the girl who talks endlessly about adventure and mountains sat here writing up a cooking blog. Damn, this lockdown got me good didn’t it? I’m kidding, what you may not know is that I actually have a passion for cooking. Once upon a time I could cook jack […]

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Tokyo – In three days

Tokyo is absolutely everything you imagine it to be. Crazy, bright, loud, people and wild. Tokyo is fast, futuristic, weird, and a total mash up of skyscrapers, urban metropolis and culture. Nestled in between towering buildings you will still find shrines, Torii gates and zen. Tokyo 100% lives up to the hype you have heard […]

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Everest Base camp – One year on

It wasn’t until I stepped foot on Everest Base camp, tears running down my face, hands shaking with cold and my legs shaking with emotion that it hit me. We are here, we made it and we made it together. Our journey to base camp very nearly didn’t happen. Flying to Lukla from Kathmandu airport […]

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Wedding planning & vendors

It started with one of my close friends postponing her wedding, then it started with cancellations, then I saw one of my best friends lose all her bookings for the foreseeable future. My heart was breaking for them, for an industry that is built on love. Life as we know it is about to change, […]

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Queenstown – Treat Yo’self

Now more than ever locals need to be supporting locals. When times get tough in our lives we turn to those who nurture us during that bad time, right? When you are feeling a little rough and you turn to your hairdresser for support, you chat over your milk being steamed in your local café […]

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Travel Myth Busting in Japan

Myth busting in Japan Before we set off to Japan I had so many conflicting messages from many. I also read heaps online that if I am being g honest made me a little nervous. The language barrier, no internet and train travel were among a few myths that I feel like now I’ve travelled […]

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My Japan Highlights

Top five moments in Japan  Japan is insane. This trip was wild and we loved every single second of it. From the super fast Shinkansen trains to wandering through forests on the outskirts of big cities, Japan did not disappoint. There wasn’t a day on our whole trip that I didn’t enjoy, I made sure […]

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