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If It Was Easy Then Everyone’d Do It…Hello 2021

If It Was Easy Then Everyone’d Do It…Hello 2021

Welcome back to the first podcast first of 2021. Broadcasting from our back garden in New Zealand (’cause it’s so blimin’ hot inside!) 

Podcasting From New Zealand

I’m not going to lie. Creating a podcast episode every week isn’t easy. Maybe if we had a team of guys sorting out this and that it’d be different, but we don’t. It’s just me and Bri. A husband and wife, living in New Zealand.

Every week we chew the fat on life (usually about travel, and New Zealand) and then we share it with the world.

Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

2020. How Was It For You Darling??

2020. How Was It For You Darling??

The last podcast episode of 2020!

And what a year…because I am a nosey parker who likes to know everything about everyone I thought you might appreciate it if Brian and I opened up and shared with you what 2020 has been like for us.

A husband and wife living with two teenagers down here in New Zealand.

7 Ludicrous Misconceptions About New Zealand

7 Ludicrous Misconceptions About New Zealand


Luckily, one of the best things about New Zealand is the fact that the people have a bloody good sense of humour.

Which is just as well.

Because some of these common misconceptions about what life is like in New Zealand are quite frankly hilarious.

Read The Post & Then Listen To Our Podcast Episode: 7 Ludicrous Misconceptions About New Zealand

How to Work From Home And Get Stuff Done

How to Work From Home And Get Stuff Done

It seems as though most of the world is working from home right now, so in this post and podcast, we wanted to share some tips on how to be more productive.

How to get stuff done.

So that you don’t sit in your pyjamas all day, stroking the cat and staring at the countdown timer on the tumble drier.

Food in New Zealand. Delicious Or Dull?

Food in New Zealand. Delicious Or Dull?

The food in New Zealand is not very well documented, is it?

When we made our move to New Zealand from the UK over a decade ago, I was expecting to get here and be faced with a plate full of lamb chops and maybe a kiwi fruit for dessert.

But the reality couldn’t have been further from the truth. 

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Read The Post & Then Listen To Our Podcast Episode: New Zealand Food.

Moving to New Zealand From The US. What’s it (Really) Like?

Moving to New Zealand From The US. What’s it (Really) Like?

In all the time that I’ve been writing this blog I have never had so many emails from people (mostly from the US) asking me how they can make their dream of moving to New Zealand become a reality. 

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My family and I have been living in New Zealand for eleven years. We emigrated to New Zealand from the UK eleven years ago and it was the best thing we ever did.

But the posts and podcasts that I share with you here, things such as what you will miss when you move to New Zealand and life in New Zealand with kids,  are given from the point of view of a Brit.

And that’s not much use to the Americans in the audience.

So what did I do? I hunted down a real-life American who had emigrated to New Zealand, that’s what I did.

Living in New Zealand With Kids. 3 Undisclosed Benefits

Living in New Zealand With Kids. 3 Undisclosed Benefits

If you are thinking about making a new life in New Zealand and you have a family (with little kids) then I’m going to take a wild guess and say that you are a teeny bit, massively a lot, downright scared.

Or at the very least apprehensive.

You lay awake in bed, probably at 3 am, worrying about what your future life in New Zealand will look like once you move to the other side of the world with your family.

Ask yourself if you really will be living the dream in New Zealand or whether you’re making a big mistake and will be attacked by tigers and lions and kiwis who live in down under land.

10 Pros and Cons of Homeschooling.

10 Pros and Cons of Homeschooling.

e very wary of those people who have been homeschooling for years and tell you that teaching your kids at home is a bed of roses. It is not. There are many pros and cons of Homeschooling. Mostly pros but a few cons. And because it would be best for...

HELLO THERE!

I am Liz, a travel and lifestyle blogger! I met the love of my life, Brian, in the late 80’s. We spent our first 10 years together wearing very large shoulder pads, saying “rad” alot and travelling around the world. It was within those ten years that we discovered our mutual passion for travel, adventure, food and wine. And chocolate peanut M&Ms.

As tends to happen, we grew into adults (sort of), got a mortgage (boo hoo) and started a  family (yay!).  We still continued to travel the world with our little children but our itchy feet were never far away and we decided that rather than mess about with holidays, we’d go all out and emigrate instead. And anyway, British wine is rubbish.

So, we emigrated to New Zealand. Once there, our lifestyle changed dramatically. We are currently backpacking the world with our two teenagers, trying to regain our youth (joke. Sort of) whilst trying to conceal the amount of wine we drink each night (truth). We would love you to join our journey on this honest (a bit too honest) blog as we try to discover ways to make this lifestyle achievable, not just for us, but for you too!

I am Liz, a travel and lifestyle blogger! I met the love of my life, Brian, in the late 80’s. We spent our first 10 years together wearing very large shoulder pads, saying rad alot,  and travelling around the world. It was within those ten years that we discovered our mutual passion for travel, adventure, food and wine. And chocolate peanut M&Ms.

As tends to happen, we grew into adults (sort of), got a mortgage (boo hoo) and started a  family (yay!) We still continued to travel the world with our little children but our itchy feet were never far away and we decided that rather than mess about with holidays, we’d go all out and emigrate instead.

In 2009, we took our family and emigrated to New Zealand. Once there, our lifestyle changed dramatically. We are currently backpacking the world with our two teenagers, trying to regain our youth (joke) whilst trying to conceal the amount of wine we drink each night (truth). We would love you to join our journey on this honest (a bit too much sometimes) blog as we try to discover ways to make this lifestyle achievable, not just for us, but for you too!

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The Travel Bog Diaries. Thrown Out Of A Yoga Class In India

The Travel Bog Diaries. Thrown Out Of A Yoga Class In India

y desire to indulge in some yoga came out after I witnessed the perfect family in India. Perfect kids, perfect Mother. I concluded that this must surely be a result of partaking in either a) dancing around the full moon naked, b) drinking lots of...

Japanese Culture. 10 Things You (Probably) Should Know. Podcast #15

Japanese Culture. 10 Things You (Probably) Should Know. Podcast #15

In this week’s podcast, Sonny and Liz talk about the culture of Japan and a few things you need to be aware of before you go.

Life in Japan is very easy to adjust to and the Japanese people are amongst the most generous and welcoming folk in the world. 

But.

The Japanese do have one tiny downside…

Bloody Hell. Travelling in India by Sleeper Bus. Podcast #11

Bloody Hell. Travelling in India by Sleeper Bus. Podcast #11

I love you India, I really do.

I dedicated an entire India podcast on what it was like travelling in India for the first time.

No matter what time of day you ask me – regardless of whether my hormones are playing up or not. I will always tell anyone I meet that travelling in India for seven weeks – backpacking across your beautiful land with my kids was one of the best experiences of my life.

But bloody hell.

India. Is it as scary as everyone says it is? PODCAST # 010

India. Is it as scary as everyone says it is? PODCAST # 010

After spending seven weeks backpacking around India with my kids (teenagers age 16 and 13) I thought we should do a podcast on the country (and put to bed the silly myths that surround visiting India).
When I told people that we were planning a trip to India the response was…let’s say colourful.

Some (mostly those who were born before the 1960s and had spent their youth discovering Asia on a couple of quid) encouraged us: ‘you’ll love it’ they said and went on to talk about the beautiful Indian beaches or the temples in Hampi.

But others weren’t so encouraging.

Sri Lanka Villas.  A Review On This Slice Of Paradise.

Sri Lanka Villas. A Review On This Slice Of Paradise.

ho doesn't love a bargain?  But the trouble with bargains is they usually came at a cost. There always seems to be a catch. That's why you are going to love me for this blog post on where to stay in Sri Lanka. I have for you the ultimate find...

5 Things To Do in Japan (That Won’t Leave You Broke)

5 Things To Do in Japan (That Won’t Leave You Broke)

You cannot visit Japan and do what every other tourist does. You just can't. It's against the law and I won't let you. If you are looking for cheap or inexpensive things to do in Japan, you have a sense of adventure, don't mind heights and want to experience a...

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