I’ve spent nearly four years living overseas, but I’ve never been a visitor at home. My return from London was a permanent one. But part of chasing the dream overseas means coming to terms with what you’re missing at home. And ticking the “visitor” box on the immigration form.Read more "A Visitor at Home"
When I got back from Melbourne on Saturday, I had to fill out an arrivals card. For the first time, under ‘occupation’, I had to write ‘unemployed’. And under ‘length of visit to New Zealand’, I had to write ‘five days’. I had the stark realisation that there were tourists on my plane who would be here longer than me. […]Read more "Twice in a Lifetime"
On 1 December, after 630 days, 35 countries, 156,106 miles travelled by air, 37,154 photos, nearly a hundred shows, 281 posts, and one court appearance, I came home. Paul and I at Auckland Airport, seconds after getting off the plane. I was worried that little old Auckland would feel like a small pond after the crazy pace of London, and it does. […]Read more "Coming Home"
After 600 days in London (over a quarter spent elsewhere), it’s time for this Antipodean to return to the Antipodes. That means the start of a new era for this blog – I’ll have more time to write other kinds of travel content rather than focusing 99% on destination guides in order to keep up […]Read more "600 Days in London"
Some of you may have noticed the little Flight Centre Featured Blogger badge that appeared on here about six months ago. In that time I’ve written a few articles for Flight Centre. I link to them from Twitter, but figured it was about time I posted them on here as well for those of you […]Read more "Flight Centre Guest Posts"
I broke my own rule today. I often talk about how I never cry, but today I couldn’t help myself. I’m sitting in the departure lounge in Auckland right now hoping this wasn’t a mistake… it’s meant to be the time of my life, but today it’s feeling more bitter than sweet. Here’s hoping I […]Read more "Bittersweet"
Well my bags aren’t packed, but I daresay I’m ready to go! We fly out on 12 March. I can’t wait! I’ll be writing regular updates here, so bookmark it and stay tuned 🙂Read more "The countdown has started"