Shopping in Las Vegas Tips.

Shopping in Las Vegas Tips.

Of course Vegas has luxury brand stores inside the strip hotels. We even saw Nicholas Cage coming out of one recently. This post is for everyone else who isn’t shopping at those stores! 1. The Outlet Malls. There are two big Simon Mall brand outlet malls in central Las Vegas. The North mall is outdoor […]

Hawaii Stopover Budget

Hawaii Stopover Budget

We’re not particularly adventurous travelers, in that at least half the time we travel we prefer to revisit our favorite places rather than go to new places. This past month I was back in my second favorite place on earth, Hawaii, for 3 days on a stopover between the US and New Zealand. We’ve spent […]

Traveling on a Budget in Comfort – From Beginner to Ninja

Tulum, Mexico. We’ve been budget travelers since our 20s. In the beginning, we thought about budget travel in terms of hostels and taking public transportation. However, as we’ve become more experienced travelers, we’ve found a whole new side to traveling on the cheap, and one that doesn’t involve sacrificing comfort. Beginner budget travelers If you’re […]

Road Trip to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas – April 2015

Road Trip to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas – April 2015

View from Mather Point. When people plan a visit to Las Vegas they often take the opportunity to add in a side trip to the Grand Canyon – or visa versa. It makes sense given the relative proximity of one to the other. Kate and I decided to take an overnight trip to the Grand […]

The Big Bang Theory – live filming in LA !

The Big Bang Theory – live filming in LA !

As some of you may know Kate and I have based ourselves in Las Vegas because we love the consistently fine weather and low taxes. Living in the desert however is a far cry from our pacific island life in New Zealand and we do miss being near the ocean. This is one of the […]

Chaiya Meditation Monastery Monthly Food Fair, Las Vegas

Chaiya Meditation Monastery Monthly Food Fair, Las Vegas

The Chaiya Meditation Monastery Monthly Food Fair is a hidden gem in Las Vegas, that’s ideal for people who don’t like the Strip, gambling, or drinking (and people who do like those things). About 80-90% of the people eating there were Thai but there are no issues with ordering in English. Upcoming Food Fair Dates […]

Winter Wonderland: New York’s Central Park in Snow.

Winter Wonderland: New York’s Central Park in Snow.

I was fortunate to live in New York for 4 months over the steamy Summer of 2013. My partner stayed on for the first half of Winter but I returned to New Zealand and missed it. So I’d never seen New York in snow before now. Entrance to south-east Central Park. The Pond, south-east Central […]

Godley Head – Awesome Coastal Walk, Christchurch, New Zealand

Godley Head – Awesome Coastal Walk, Christchurch, New Zealand

Lyttelton Harbour My favourite places to walk in Christchurch are the coastal Godley Head walk, and on the Port Hills which overlook the city on one side and the stunning Lyttelton Harbour on the other. The Godley Head walk takes about 60-90 mins in each direction and starts off from a gorgeous small bay called […]

Rangitoto Island : The Jewel in Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour

Rangitoto Island : The Jewel in Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour

Auckland Harbour (it’s correct name as Waitemata Harbour) must be one of the prettiest in the world. Auckland is known as “The City of Sails” because on most days of the year one will find it’s harbour full of sailing boats of all sizes. There are some 47 islands that make up the greater Hauraki […]

Essential Info If Booking Flights Within New Zealand

Essential Info If Booking Flights Within New Zealand

If you’re booking domestic travel within New Zealand, here is what you need to know to make sure you’re not overcharged. Jetstar Jetstar budget airline (Qantas offshoot) often cheapest. However they charge a fee for credit card payments. To avoid this, if you know a NZ friend you can get them to pay via their […]

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