Mount Maunganui Summit Walk

Any trip to Mount Maunganui in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty region is incomplete without making it to the top of the town's iconic mount for panoramic views. Most locals worth their salt will complete the short, but tough ascent at least once a week, with many making it part of their daily routine. And… Continue reading Mount Maunganui Summit Walk

Bendy Perfection

In recent years, yoga has become very fashionable. It’s the little black dress of the health and wellbeing industry, with people around the world aspiring to bendy perfection. Instagram is full of yoga ‘celebrities’ with a cult following, and yoga is seen by many as the best way to live a healthy, balanced life. So,… Continue reading Bendy Perfection

Hiking to Ellmauer Tor

Autumn has ended in Austria and the mountains are coated in snow, transforming the landscape into a winter wonderland. The arrival of snow signals the start of skiing and snowboarding as resorts get ready to open to the public. The snow also signals the end of hiking season in Tirol as trails disappear and become… Continue reading Hiking to Ellmauer Tor

Living in Austria: Mountains and Nature

Living in the mountains and being close to nature is a dream for many. The lure of the Alps draws people from all over the world to Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. All in search of the idyllic mountain lifestyle in the great outdoors. So what makes the Alpine lifestyle so appealing? Is it the… Continue reading Living in Austria: Mountains and Nature

Yoga On The Road

Maintaining a regular yoga practice while travelling can be a tricky process. Most yogis like to practice at their favourite studio, go to a particular class and learn from their best-loved instructors. It becomes a comforting routine. Going to the same place and seeing familiar faces. Routine can be good. It provides structure. But what… Continue reading Yoga On The Road

Funding a Nomadic Lifestyle

Not many people plan to live a nomadic lifestyle. It's something that creeps up, gradually sinks in and becomes a way of life. For some, it lasts a few months. For others, it spans into several years. I didn't plan on moving and travelling almost continuously for seven years. Neither did many of my like-minded friends… Continue reading Funding a Nomadic Lifestyle

Forever Curious

The definition of curiosity is a desire to learn or know about anything. Pure inquisitiveness. I have always been curious. In my younger years I would jump from hobby to hobby, going to dance classes one month, then playing the violin the next. In my late teens and early 20's, my curiosity lured me in… Continue reading Forever Curious