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12 Nov 2018

New Zealand Weather: When Is the Best Time to Visit New Zealand?

New Zealand weather is a fickle beast. The whole “four seasons in one day” line gets trotted out a lot and it is accurate. I was inspired to write this post about when is the best time to visit New Zealand after the recent trip Prince Harry and Megan Markle

The day trip to Ellora Caves from Aurangabad, India --
03 Nov 2018

A Day Trip to Ellora Caves from Aurangabad, India

People often say it’s the journey, rather than the destination, where the magic of travel truly lays. That’s not always the case in India. Sure, pushing your way onto crowded buses and trains and then being uncomfortable for a couple of hours probably sounds fun, but after the 10th time

Things to do in Christchurch, New Zealand -- Taylor's Mistake from above
26 Oct 2018

17 Things to Do in Christchurch, New Zealand: Is It Worth Visiting After the Earthquakes?

This things to do in Christchurch post was originally posted in September 2017 and was updated after my recent trip the city. Upon entering the centre of the city for the first time since the 2010 / 2011 earthquakes, it became obvious what a long shadow those natural disasters still

19 Oct 2018

The Best Things to Do in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Located in the Christchurch — Mount Cook — Queenstown corridor, one of the most beautiful areas of New Zealand, Lake Tekapo is home to mountain vistas, a slightly overrated church and some of the world’s clearest night skies. We’ve visited this place a few times over the last couple of

10 Oct 2018

Glenorchy | Paradise | Kinloch: Searching for Scenic Roads Near Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown is known as one of New Zealand’s most beautiful towns (at least in terms of scenery), but what are things like when you leave the comfort of town for the winding roads to Glenorchy, Paradise and Kinloch? This drive, and the walks you’ll want to do in-between driving, features

03 Oct 2018

The Best Places to See in Bijapur, Central India

I never planned to visit Bijapur. I was in Hampi when I realised I didn’t need an 18-hour overnight bus ride to Mumbai in my life, so I opened Google Maps and looked at some options. Bijapur, in the state of Karnataka, was in the general direction I was headed