Dear Mr Jet Lag, It’s 427am and we really have got to stop meeting this way. I’d much rather be sleeping than making up strange ways to entertain myself in the middle of the night! “Tryin’ to figure out the time zones is makin’ me crazy”…my phone, watch and body clock all say different times. I’m stuck in purgatory limbo caused by hurtling my physical body through multiple time zones and several customs desks in a short period of time. Arriving while the sky is pitch black but my mind still feels like it’s time to head off for a sunbathe and picnic at the beach.
New words or neolexia (if you want to sound super geeky) are so interesting and show constant growth in a language. With the exception of a horrid few such as ‘bae’ which I’d be tremendously thankful if everyone stopped using and some of the downright scary words that urbandictionary.com comes up with (do not look up truffle butter! Gross).
I really enjoyed putting together my previous post of ‘10 Modern Travel Words’ and judging by the feedback I had others enjoyed learning about mancations, solivagants and bratpackers too. Since then I’ve come across so many more unique, modern travel words that just had to be included. So….I’ve put together a second list.
Section 22 of Te Araroa – Puhoi Track, Auckland
5km – takes 2 hours
I’ve been waiting for summer to do the Puhoi Track section of Te Araroa, New Zealand as I’d read that parts of the trail could be slippery and I dreaded another Mt Tamahunga experience. However, I so wish I had done it earlier!! Puhoi Track is a relatively unknown gem of a trail that weaves through pine forest and native bushland and affords breath taking views of the vast Puhoi Valley. Also, let’s face it a historic pub with cold beer and a pleasant meal at the end is always a virtuous incentive for a Sunday walk.
Booking accommodation is a large part of making travel plans. It can be exciting. I personally love looking through all the options as part of the build up to the trip. But it can be difficult…I mean…you never really know what you’re going to get yeah?
The right accommodation can either positively add to your travel or even be a core part of the travel experience. For example staying in an igloo or a yurt. I really want to stay in a yurt!
Top 10 travel essentials
We’re a difficult bunch to buy for us travellers. Constantly on the move we don’t want dust-collectors sitting at home crammed into that small space at the top of our closets. And we simply won’t get any use out of bulky items that weigh us down. Luckily, I’m here to help with 10 travel essentials that make the perfect gift for any travel addict.
This is my top 10 travel essentials for the hard core traveller. The person who spends more time away than they do in their own bed! Lucky people! These gifts are prerequisites for any trip whether it’s backpacking around South East Asia or a business trip to Hong Kong. They will be used repeatedly and your family member, partner or friend will appreciate the thought and consideration you put into their present.
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I bought this exact camera a couple of months ago when I started blogging and I love it. The Panasonic Lumix DMC GF7 is a mirrorless camera which takes photos with D-SLR quality but weighs so much less. It is ultra small and I adore the retro style. [Read more…]