Iceland, the land of ice and fire. This land has been on my bucket list of places to travel to for a long time now, both as a Northern Lights destination and as a landscape photographers haven. I repeatedly postponed my travels here for one reason or another, but honestly mostly due to my affinity… Read More Our Icelandic Odyssey
Hi all you lovely Aurora Borealis fanatics =) I recently returned from a lovely trip to the Arctic once again, to Ivalo in Finland. My readers will probably know by now that I tend to put a lot of research into each destination in terms of light pollution, easy of access, amenities and available activities.… Read More Guesthouse Husky, Ivalo
The Aurora Borealis – Everything you need to know What causes the Aurora Borealis? What triggers high intensity Auroras? What’s the best time of the year to see the Aurora Borealis? Where are the best places to see the Northern Lights? My top 5 Places to see the Northern Lights Can the Northern Lights be… Read More The Aurora Borealis (The Northern Lights) – Everything you need to know
This posts been a long time coming! Can’t believe it’s taken me this long to write up. I curse the rat race *waves fist in the air defiantly*! Back in February of 2012, I travelled up to Abisko in the far north of Sweden. It’s a beautiful little town up in the Arctic circle, with… Read More My little Aurora expedition
After a day in Milford sound, we headed east to Dunedin for a couple of days. Highlight was the beach horse trek we took. It had been a good 12 months since I’d ridden a horse, and for Sab it was her first time 🙂 Views were amazing and the ride was great.
After driving down from Queenstown to Te Anau, we drove 2 hours into Milford Sound, and then took a cruise into the sound 🙂 Was a nice day until we got into the sound where it started getting cloudy. The drive into the park was alot more picturesque than the cruise itself.
From Abel Tasman we made our way south towards Fox Glacier, which is a town just past Franz Josef. It literally is just a small tourist town with a population of about 300 and more hotels than you could shake a stick at. Still, as has become the norm here, the scenery was just stunning,… Read More Fox Glacier
Some pics from our stops in Nelson, Motueka and Abel Tasman National Park where we went kayaking with Willeh McSchmok!!! Heading south to Westport next as a stopover to Fox Glacier. Nelson Motueka Abel Tasman National Park
I’ll be blunt – to say that we disliked Rarotonga would be an understatement. Let us put aside for a moment the fact that we got picked up from the airport in what could only be described as a PWD jeep which they saw fit to squeeze 10ppl into + bags (“oh just sit on… Read More Rarotonga & New Zealand’s North Island
San Francisco was our last major stop on our US road trip. From there on, we needed to head back down to LA for our flight to Rarotonga, but as it was a very long drive we decided to break it up a bit and spend two nights along some of the seaside towns peppered… Read More Santa Cruz & Cambria
After a few uneventful days in Lake Tahoe (its the sort of place thats probably really pretty in the winter, but looked a bit dreary in miserable autumn weather), we headed down to San Francisco. The drive over the Bay and Golden Gate bridges were obviously a highlight. As was the afternoon we spent at… Read More San Francisco
After a few days battling the crowds in Vegas, we were looking forward to the tranquility and open space in Yosemite. Well, that and the fact that this had been earmarked as the ‘luxury’ stay of the trip. By that i mean we planned on staying somewhere that didnt require the nightly roach inspection before… Read More Yosemite National Park
After our short stay in the Grand Canyon, we made our way North for a few days of hedonism in Las Vegas :). The first thing we noticed was that the city seemed to be the most randomly placed thing in the world. You basically drive through pretty desolate landscape on the way there and… Read More Las Vegas & Death Valley
A few pics of our day out at the Grand Canyon. Yes, it is as spectacular as everyone says..your eye literally can’t see the end of it. We weren’t too lucky with the weather, but we still managed to get some nice pics.
After a few pretty slow days in Los Angeles (we don’t really recommend it unless you’re the sort of sad bastard who gets their kicks from standing on street corners hoping to catch a glimpse of Paris Hilton) we headed off to Yucca Valley for our visit to Joshua Tree National Park. As soon as… Read More Joshua Tree National Park
After a short break in NYC, we made our way to San Diego for the start of the great California road trip :). The first thing to note is that it’s BLOODY hot here (those of you in rainy, cold climates are probably cursing us now for moaning about it). For some reason we didn’t… Read More San Diego
What was supposed to be very boring drive back to New York ended up providing a whole load of unnecessary drama.As we were heading down the highway from Buffalo, we were pulled over by the State Police.We initially thought we would just get a fine and possibly a warning so imagine our surprise when the… Read More Toronto – New York
On day 2 we were feeling adventurous so decided we’d spend the morning at the Go-Kart circuit :). Photos and video of our exploits below..enjoy x
After an extremely comfy plane ride from Heathrow to New York on a half empty plane, we finally arrived in the Big Apple. Even though we still weren’t over the jet-lag, we thought it would be a good idea (because we love a challenge and are a bit stupid sometimes 🙂 ) to embark the… Read More Toronto/Niagara Falls