Skiing in Whistler 

After a pretty successful first day back one the slopes we set the alarm for 7am and woke to blue skies and sunshine, a stark contrast from the previous day’s weather conditions. We fueled up on a large bowl of porridge and bananas, then headed out to catch the bus to Whistler Village.     Whistler … More Skiing in Whistler 

Las Vegas 

We scoured the Internet for the cheapest deal to get us to Vegas, looking at driving, flying and taking the coach. Eventually I came across a price comparison website for land travel across America called Wanderu, we booked greyhound tickets through here for $19 each which was a significant amount cheaper than flying. If you … More Las Vegas 

Los Angeles 

You could just about make out the Hollywood sign from the left side of the plane as we came in to land. Our flight was just over 9 hours, pretty turbulent but fairly empty. Thankfully no one was sat in front of us so I managed to curl up on 2 seats and get a … More Los Angeles 


We hired a car to enable us to see more of the island, as it’s currently low season car hire is $35pd (currency is NZ dollars, supplemented by a few unique coins). Our first car went back after the engine management light came on and it was making a horrendous noise.     We had already … More Rarotonga 

Rarotonga – First few days on The Cook Islands

We took off from Auckland at 4:20pm on Saturday 30th January. After a 3.5 hour flight we landed in Rarotonga at 8:50pm on Friday January 29th. We are time travellers… Although read on to find out why John preferred January 30th better the first time around.  Your first greeting after landing in The Cook Islands … More Rarotonga – First few days on The Cook Islands