Travel Journals


Walking Japan’s Nakasendo Trail by Ian Collier

Japan is very popular for Kiwi visitors; with the Rugby World Cup last year and the Olympics upcoming in 2020, the country’s profile has never been higher. So many visitors to Japan use the impressive Japan Rail network to hop at Shinkansen (bullet) speed from one big city to another… Read the rest


Greetings from Albania & Macedonia by Peter Dunne

As a child growing up in the UK in the 70s and early 80’s, the Cold War was alive and well and the Iron Curtain still divided East and Western Europe. I would listen of an evening on the family wireless to midweek European football games involving teams with names… Read the rest


A Circumnavigation of Iceland in Springtime by Ian Collier

Keflavik Airport in Iceland has come a long way since I first passed through it twenty years ago. It’s certainly a lot bigger and grander than I had remembered, which is perhaps explained by the recent incredible increase in popularity of this tiny island nation for overseas visitors. Iceland is… Read the rest


Self-Driving the Peloponnese – a very Greek holiday

The Peloponnese has so many reasons to visit it. As a family we decided it ticked all the boxes and more: History, extraordinary history, the area is filled with famous places that conjure up familiar stories. Beaches, unspoilt and quiet, snorkelling over ancient cities, turtles, swimming around shipwrecks – endless… Read the rest


Exploring Portland and the Oregon Coast by Ian Collier

The Pacific Northwest is very ‘hot’ for Kiwi travellers at the moment. In 2016, I’d enjoyed visiting Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies, Alaska’s inside passage and the Californian coast. As we now have many clients keen to self-drive this region, my partner and I decided to return in August 2017… Read the rest


My family holiday with P&O Cruises by Discover Travel

Looking for a new winter escape option for the July school holidays my family decided on a Pacific Island cruise.  Options for cruising the South Pacific at this time of year are limited, P&O have capitalised on this offering a variety of cruise options around Fiji, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia.  … Read the rest