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On the drive home from a lovely day trip with my Ma to Mount Maunganui we hurtled through the first descent of dark, with a sliver of a moon heralding our way. It had been a beaut of a day full of drives through autumns glory, treasure hunting in op shops, afternoon tea in a…

The magical city of Venice

I woke this morning with Venice on my mind. A cache of old travel photos has held me captive to the wonder and glorious beauty that is Venice.  The pic’s took me right back…. After staying with friends in Fabriano (famous for making beautiful paper) I jumped on a train to Venice (Venezia to the…

my holy grail of joy

On day 13 of my 30 days in America I find myself having lunch in Sonoma deciding how to spend the next week mooching through both Sonoma and Napa wine regions.  After my visit to the info centre I was overwhelmed with options…….there are SO many vineyards, hotels and spas! To move through the overwhelm…

Vegas

My intrigue with Vegas came from the film Casino, ever since I’ve held a fascination with the city in its hey day and its story.  Created from nothing, built on sand, run by the Mafia, visited by movie stars and entertained by the heavy hitters of the day (think Rat Pack).  And to top it off Howard Hughes…

30 days in America

This post was written three days ago….. As I write, I am shooting through clouds on my way to Los Angeles.  I am four hours and forty minutes away from touching LAX tarmac and travelling for 30 days in America.   For the next three weeks I’m road tripping through California then shooting over to the…