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Getting lost in the Forest of Dean

Exactly one year ago to this day we were sat on this beach in New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula, marvelling at the way this volcanic, black sand sparkled under the midday sun, pondering how to live a life that makes the most of this fragile time we’re given. Fast forward 12 months, and we’re here on the edge of the Forest of Dean, determined to continue that adventure…

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A 16th-century palace in Carmona, Spain

We reach Casa Palacio de Carmona, our home for the next few nights, at about 3pm local time with one thing on our minds; food. We had missed lunch through the usual comedy of errors that is family travel, and having been on the road for most of the day, tempers were beginning to fray…

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Vejer de la Frontera - an Andalucian hilltop gem

Our journey to Vejer takes us through Jerez, the smaller and less extroverted Andalucian city compared to it’s capital Seville, famed for its palomino grape sherry and Flamenco. We find ourselves sat outside this unassuming restaurant, the sunlight only just starting to creep past the castle-like walls surrounding the cobblestone courtyard we are about to eat in…

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Finding Hong Kong food

You’re in Hong Kong, you’ve been on the Star Ferry one too many times, you’ve seen the big Buddha, and if someone merely mentions Dim Sum again you’ll explode like a xiao long bao being brutally destroyed by an amateur. And now it’s time. You crave the real deal; not just food made in Hong Kong, but food eaten by Hong Kong…

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A jungle escape in Northern Thailand

What is it about water that makes us feel the way we do when we’re near it? Whether its waves, or rain, or waterfalls, something about this mysterious beast grabs us by the ears and forces us to stop whatever we’re doing, just so we can feel for that single moment in time, as small as an ant crossing the sea, and as alive as the water beneath it.

This time, we find ourselves surrounded by waterfalls; too many to count, and all a stone's throw away… Read more

12 hours in Ponsonby

After almost two months of travel through the North and South islands of New Zealand, we reached our final stop, Auckland; a city that feels as wide as Hong Kong feels tall. We stayed in a quirky little area called Ponsonby, a wonderfully ironic name for a place with such a hipster vibe…

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7 life lessons from a Kiwi campervan

This is where we used to live. It wasn’t a mansion, but at 1500 square feet it felt a tad bigger than the home we swapped it for recently on a 7 night campervan trip in New Zealand. And whilst we love our old home, and whilst we miss our old home, we won’t be forgetting our time spent sleeping in the great outdoors anytime soon. Here are the 7 life-affirming lessons we learnt when we downsized our square footage by a casual 95%, and felt more alive than ever.

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12 hours in Fitzroy, on foot

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We land. Melbourne Tullamarine. Abrupt customs checks. Suspicious immigration people. Comical taxi system. Then we make it to Fitzroy, our home for the next 4 nights. 30 degrees, wall to wall sunshine, tree-lined streets, and smiling, happy people. This is perfect...

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Black Truffle Sang Jin Bao

We’re sat along a communal bar, facing a wall full of magazine clippings and reviews for what this place specialises in - Black Truffle Sang Jin Bao. A sign tells us not to add any vinegar to this variant of the traditional Shanghainese bun, for fear of ruining the flavour. We obey. Another sign warns of the dangerously piping hot sauce within the buns - we’ll later regret not paying more attention to this...

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