Greyfriars Motel Greytown Garden Room

Greyfriars Motel, Greytown New Zealand – Garden Room Review

Greytown is a small town about an hour north of Wellington. We chose it as our base for a few days because it put us on the opposite side of Wellington Harbour, the perfect place for exploring the south-east corner of the New Zealand North Island. There are not a whole lot of accommodation options

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Welcome to Sapporo TV Tower

Visiting Sapporo TV Tower at night in August

Hey everybody, it’s Matt here again, and today, I want to take you through Sapporo TV Tower at night in August. I hope you find it helpful for your own trip planning. Be sure to share it if you do, and check back for more articles and videos from our travels in Japan and elsewhere

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It's probably not for you if you don't like rockmelon
Food & Drink

The Chocolate Lounge Menu at Shiroi Koibito Park (English)

For those that are thinking about visiting Shiroi Koibito Park after my article about it here and are not quite sure yet, the menu might help sway you towards it. The Chocolate Lounge does not feature any main type food, the closet you can get is the tea set. As the lounge name suggests, it

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Gull Drive Thru Bethlehem Bowser
Road Tripping

4 ways to save money on fuel road tripping in New Zealand

Petrol in New Zealand is expensive compared to Australia and the United States. The best prices are around $2.00 per litre for regular 91 octane fuel on the North Island. It’s not uncommon to find prices anywhere between $2.17 and $2.25 per litre in regional centres and don’t be surprised in small, remote areas to

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Boat in the Reeds at the Bombah Point Ferry
Road Tripping

Myall Lakes National Park – A Detour Off The Pacific Highway

We regularly commute up and down the Pacific Highway, and as more towns have been bypassed it has gotten quicker. The downside? It’s easier to miss some of the special places that are off the beaten track. So, last week we decided to take a detour at the Hawks Nest exit, North of Newcastle and

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Explorer of the Seas at Port Vila

Explorer of the Seas Thoughts and Review

To be honest, I’ll say this right up front: Our first, and so far only, cruise on Explorer of the Seas is perhaps the poorest cruise experience we have ever had, but it’s important to remember, that doesn’t make it a bad cruise, not by a long shot! In spite of the things we didn’t

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Noumea 1-Day Road Trip From A Cruise Ship

Noumea is a beautiful and unique city in its own right. Situated at the southern end of the largest island in New Caledonia, Grand Terre, is both the capital and the countries major port. As a result, Noumea is also home to much of the countries heavy industry. A significant portion of New Caledonia’s GDP

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