Author Archives: Sarah - Exploring Kiwis

Can a screen ever really compare to the feel of a book?

I don’t often find the time, but when I do, there’s not much I love more than sinking into a good book.  I’ve got a real penchant for non-fiction books, but will happily most things that come across my path, as long as they’re of interest. The one time that I almost always do manage […]

San Pedro Sula – It’s the Most Violent City On Earth, but is it a Holiday Destination?

San Pedro Sula was once again recognised at the ‘most violent city of earth’, with a murder rate of 169 people for every 100,000. “Satan himself lives here in San Pedro,” a mortician from the second largest city in Honduras told The Guardian. “People here kill people like they’re nothing more than chickens.” Over the […]

Travelling Light

Neither of us have ever been particularly heavy packers; often when we go away with others, we end up having some of the smallest and lightest bags there.  With that said, we are guilty of brining enough ‘stuff’ to fill whatever bag(s) we take – it’s human nature! For our end of year trip, we’re […]

Must See Temples: Getting our Tomb Raider on at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Cambodia's Angkor Wat temples are amongst the most beautiful in South-East Asia. With amazing photography opportunities around every corner, this itinerary takes in the most iconic ruins in a one-day highlight list, including the amazing heads of Bayon and Preah Khan, made famous in Tomb Raider.

Not far from the gorgeous town of Siem Reap, Cambodia, Angkor Wat sits in the jungle as it has for countless years.  Having seen the images of stunning temples online for years, we decided it was time to see them in person. We ‘splashed out’ for our stay in Siem Reap at the Golden Banana […]

Travel Gear Wishlist

Neither of us get particularly excited about shopping for clothes, shoes etc but give me the chance to buy travel gear and techy stuff and I’m all over it! For our upcoming trip we’re planning on travelling light (carry on only), both to save time and money.  My new bag is winging its way here […]

Samoa Holidays: Upolu and Savai’i – The Islands You Can’t Miss!

To Sua Ocean Trench Samoa Savai'i or Upolu

Sitting squarely in the South Pacific, Samoa is a virtual paradise that maintains a sense of honesty about it.  The people there smile warmly and talk freely, regardless of who you are, whilst the palm tree sway almost as effortlessly.  Without a doubt, it’s a slice of attainable but picture-perfect paradise. Samoa is made up […]

Swimming with Turtles in Savai’i, Samoa – An Honest Review

Samoa has many incredible tourist activities on hand, but is swimming with the turtles on Savai’i one of them?   I had my doubts about how well the turtles were cared for and found a number of reviews online that reiterated my concerns; in a bid to find out for ourselves, we visited the turtle ‘sanctuary’. […]

Exploring Upolu, Samoa

A little over a month ago, Nath and I took some time out of our normal lives and popped over to Samoa for a week. International flights land on Upolu, one of the two main Samoan islands.  From there a 45min shuttle ride took us to Apia, our base for the week.  Our first impressions […]

Must Have Apps: TripIt

Regardless of whether you’re planning a weekend away or hitting the road for months at a time, TripIt should be a staple on your smart phone or tablet. Whenever you book accommodation, transport or activities, TripIt automatically scans your email and loads your itinerary to site.  You can access and load details through their website […]