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I want to come clean, I didn’t feel like writing the traditional end-of-the-year post this time around and had to dig deep to find that spark of will power in there somewhere. I do believe that in order to move forward, the look back is what puts things into perspective. Twenty 19 was predestined to be a lucky one. Numbers never lie, right? My heart was mostly full, often to the brim. The year’s been unfolding pretty fast. And as I became aware of the speed I also tried to consciously slow it down by being more present and aware. I really wanted to focus on the ‘ordinary’ travel moments along the way which are usually left out because of the more ‘special’ ones that by default already shine a bit brighter. Ahead is a year of change, inspiration, and hopefully further transformation and growth. I guess that’s what we…

Looking back to 2018, it’s been a rollercoaster year. From travel dreaming during the long New Zealand winter to all the superlative moments that happened – all in all, 2018 has been filled with some great adventures. There are places I fell in love with and trips that surprised me beyond my imagination. There were also journeys that never happened and turned out to be missed opportunities. At the end of this passing year, I am focusing on the positives and leaving out the bad and the ugly. Travel, in my opinion, needs to be celebrated. It also needs to inspire. Those not-so-fortunate moments, however, deserve a separate post. So here it is – my 2018 travels in retrospect. Best Beach Beaches are something I always look forward to visiting when I explore and travel. Rarotonga has always been my prime refuge from the long NZ winters. Sandy beach at…

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 exciting. 2016 was the year when I started creating this online platform and began writing the blog. It helped me to appreciate all my travel adventures much more. Time surely flies quickly, so I feel it’s good to look back for those extra happy and special moments from time to time, and remind myself how lucky I am to be able to explore this beautiful planet. Auckland’s West Coast – April 2016 Te Henga Walkway was such a great and unique way of experiencing Auckland’s West Coast for me. I gained a new appreciation for this part…