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Wonderlusting around the world

My blogging buddy Miriam has compiled this list of places around the world to visit featuring posts from fellow travel bloggers. I’m thrilled to have my recent New Zealand cycling trip included in her post. Have a read and maybe add some of these places to your list of ‘must see’ travel destinations!

Out an' About

I need another lifetime to travel to all the places I want to see. To experience even a fraction of the wonders in the world.

Though I’ve traveled widely I’ve yet to see even half of my own country (hopefully that will be rectified next year) yet still the allure of overseas cultures and countries is strong.

Recently I was asked by fellow adventurer from A Wandering Memory what my top destinations I’d love to visit are. So here they are, together with the bloggers who inspire and bring these places alive for me.

Sit back, grab a cuppa and prepare to be transported around the world.

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1. Rocky Mountain High

Call me Heidi reincarnated but since I was a little girl I’ve loved the mountains. The spectacular vistas of Canada have always held enormous appeal particularly  when I read the adventures of my Canadian bloggers.


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Vanish, invisible mending – a poem I found

While cycling in New Zealand recently I found this poem in a delightful little book about the local area. Reading through it, I found it really hit a chord with me.  The book was one of many available for visitors to flick though in one of the guest houses (Tiger Hill Lodge) we stayed in, probably to help showcase the…

Finishing the Otago Rail Trail in New Zealand

Travel Blog: New Zealand #8 – Hyde to Middlemarch (final day of cycling)

Final day of cycling (day 5): Hyde to Middlemarch – 15 November 2016 It poured with rain overnight but the morning dawned cold with heavily overcast skies. We set out after breakfast for the final 30km hoping the rain would hold off and it did! The open Strath Taieri plain was flat riding with green farming land along the way.…

Travel Blog: New Zealand #7 – Wedderburn to Hyde

Cycling day 4: Wedderburn to Hyde – 14 November 2016 This was another big day starting off with an earthquake in New Zealand’s South Island just after midnight. I can’t say I felt the earth move but I do remember waking and thinking someone was walking around the cottage as there was a real rattle going on. I thought nothing…

Travel Blog: New Zealand #6 – Omakau to Wedderburn 

Cycling day 3:  Omakau to Wedderburn – 13 November 2016 This was a big day in lots of ways! 42 kms of riding, tunnels, bridges, a variety of scenery, ups and downs, hard surfaces and a long hill. The afternoon was booked up with a session of Curling at the Maniototo International Curling Rink, so we were also on a…

Travel Blog: New Zealand #5 – Alexandra to Omakau 

Cycling day 2: Alexandra to Omakau – 12 November 2016 We woke to quite dark skies and heavy rain overnight but everyone keeps telling us that it doesn’t rain very much in this area. It’s looking very green everywhere so it’s been quite a wet season so far. Apparently the average rainfall is only 300mls a year! We managed to…

Travel Blog: New Zealand #4 – cycling tour gets underway 

Cycling tourism The Central Otago Rail Trail on New Zealand’s South Island, has been on our to-do list for quite some time now. It’s simply a disused rail corridor which has been turned into a trail for cyclists and  walkers. The land was owned by the railways, so years later after the trains had stopped running,  a plan was made…

Organised chaos – Weekly Photo Challenge

Bike chaos Chaos is the prompt for this week’s photo challenge – let’s embrace disorder and its creative power. I very nearly deleted these photos from a trip to Sweden a while ago, as they looked too messy and chaotic!  We love visiting countries like Denmark and Sweden for their accepting attitude to bikes.  These sorts of photos really appeal to me.…

Blue and green

Keeping it local – Weekly Photo Challenge

Local = Put your money where your house is Local is the prompt for this week’s photo challenge and Jen H asks us to share what “local” means to us, and show where our heart is. “Home” is more than where we sleep at night. It is a place that is familiar and comforting, and it gives us a sense of belonging. Home…

Nostalgic for travel – Weekly Photo Challenge

How do they do it?  How do they know what I’m thinking?  It seems every time I open up the weekly photo challenge lately it’s something that has been on my mind and so relevant to me at that moment. I enjoy planning my post throughout the day (usually Saturday here in Aus) and wet, windy, miserable days are best suited for…

The quest for a rail trail – Weekly Photo Challenge

I have always been a bike rider.  One of the best memories from my childhood involved us getting new bikes one year for Christmas. We have a family photo somewhere of the three of us kids standing proudly displaying our new bikes and smiling so broadly – we realised how lucky we were. We were always out riding after that and had…

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice – Travel

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge this week is the challenger’s choice and I’ve chosen Travel. 4th Monday – Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Panorama, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel). I used my iPhone 5 for all my photos while we were travelling in Croatia last year. It was an epic trip of cycling, sailing and…

Every day is an adventure – 59/365

I can assure you that taking a selfie while riding a bike is much harder than it looks.  Another great cycling adventure! Every day is an adventure is where I will post a photo every day for 365 days (not necessarily taken that day) – sometimes with words, sometimes without.  I believe that everyday should be an adventure! The photo…

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