Sunshine in Venice Beach

Back in 2013, I decided to visit my brother who was living in Canada. I was living in New Zealand at the time and after a cold winter in windy Wellington, I was craving sunshine and warmth. Perfect timing for a three-day stopover and reunion in the sunny LA hotspot of Venice Beach, before hitting British Columbia. My… Continue reading Sunshine in Venice Beach


Beautiful Bali

Bali has it all. Beaches for sun worshippers, surfing for adventurers, temples for culture fanatics, yoga for spiritual seekers and everything in between. On arrival in Bali*, the air is hot and heavy with the scent of clove cigarettes and incense. Tourists wear tank tops, drink Bintang and cruise around on scooters. The unlucky ones display their scrapes… Continue reading Beautiful Bali

The Mount

Life at The Mount is chilled out. People take it easy, enjoy the beach, go for a surf and relax in cafes. Summertime is endless with barbecues and picnics. Palm trees line the streets and surfer boys longboard to the ocean with the wind in their hair. Officially, it's known as Mount Maunganui, but locals call it The Mount.… Continue reading The Mount