TRAVEL BLOG

Giants of The Great Ocean Road (Part 1)

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Rock formations of the Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia I remember my first encounter with the internet. As I am quite a visual person, I was mostly and first of all drawn to the overwhelming amount of images I could suddenly search and browse through the world wide web. I would flick through
Mount Ruapehu Crater Lake - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Mount Ngauruhoe vs. Mount Ruapehu

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapehu, North Island, New Zealand Earlier this year I climbed 2 of the volcanoes from my North Island list of mountains that have been inspirational to me ever since I moved to New Zealand. I came to their vicinity a few times before and admired their beauty. It was now
London Bridge Australia - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

My 2016 Travel Adventures in Photos

I'm a bit late to get on a bandwagon with this post about my favourite travel and adventure moments of 2016. In retrospect, it was an amazing year. I explored New Zealand much more than any previous year. I also visited some new places and countries outside of New Zealand, which always makes the journey

Melbourne Lighthouses

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Great Ocean Road and Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia On my return from a road trip around Mornington Peninsula and Great Ocean Road I realized that I had made (too) many photos of the lighthouses I came across during my exploration of this beautiful coastal landscape close to Melbourne. I guess I was subconsciously
Hiking Mt Karioi - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Muddy Mt Karioi

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Mt Karioi, Raglan, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: Whole Day Hike Mt Karioi is an extinct volcano that is located in the Waikato Region near Raglan. Even though I visited this area many times before, I've never completed any hiking in this part of New Zealand. There are 2 track options you can
Dunedin Railway Station - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

The Perfect Long Weekend in Dunedin

TRAVEL DESTINATION Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION Long Weekend Dunedin is beautiful. I was struck by the city, magnificent landscape and the feel of this part of New Zealand. It's been more than a month now since I took the trip and spent the long weekend in this area, but the memories

Animals of Otago Peninsula

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand The Otago Peninsula is an amazing part of New Zealand where you can encounter many unique animals living in their natural habitat. Native animals are protected, as many species became endangered after the past periods of their near extinction. There are still many threats to these animals
Tokatu Point Tawharanui - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Tāwharanui – A Walk in the Park

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Tāwharanui Regional Park, Auckland, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: Half day hike Tāwharanui Regional Park is a place that I keep visiting during the summer months. Mostly for the swim. It's just been recently that I realized there's more to this area on the tip of the Tāwharanui Peninsula. It takes a good hour to reach
Travel Bali - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

I want to travel, but…

So, I want to travel. It's something I am drawn to, something I feel I need and want to do. Traveling makes my life fuller, it gives me the freedom, it brings an enormous amount and sense of joy into my life and puts me in motion. All that and more. Why is it that