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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.


Planning a Trip to Italy. Mama Mia! 21 (Embarrassing) Mistakes

Planning a Trip to Italy. Mama Mia! 21 (Embarrassing) Mistakes

Planning a trip to Italy can go one of two ways. Either you have a beautiful Italian long lost relative, who is more than happy to connect and fill you in on all the secret know how's; someone who tells you where to go and what to wear in Italy or  you haven't...

Ireland Tips For Your First Visit. What To Fe*kin’ Expect.

Ireland Tips For Your First Visit. What To Fe*kin’ Expect.

reland. You've read the blogs and guide books, listened to the stories from your Great Grandfather who was born there, but what is Ireland really like? If you are visiting Ireland for the first time, then you need some Ireland tips. Some real good...

NYC For Christmas. See It Like A Movie Star (Not a Gremlin)

NYC For Christmas. See It Like A Movie Star (Not a Gremlin)

ew York is the only city in the world that I have visited at Christmas and not felt as though everything that has been portrayed in the movies was a big fat lie.   Not ever. One time, I even saw a flying elf in red boots drinking egg nog....

The Bog Diaries. The STD Talk With Your Teen. (How NOT To Do It)

The Bog Diaries. The STD Talk With Your Teen. (How NOT To Do It)

"My friend said that all parents should have told their teenage daughters about STD by the time they are at least 14. When are you going to tell me about it?" My daughter. 15 next week. Going on sixty. For Christ sake. Just when I was about to settle down with a nice...

9 Things To Do In Venice (& A Few Massive No-No’s)

9 Things To Do In Venice (& A Few Massive No-No’s)

ne of the most embarrassing moments of my life was when I was cautioned by the police in Italy (in front of my kids - even worse) for eating ice cream in Piazza San Marco, Venice. You see, when planning our family trip to italy I had done plenty of...

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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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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...

Backpacking in Japan. How You Can Still Be Posh On a Budget

Backpacking in Japan. How You Can Still Be Posh On a Budget

he word backpacking and Japan are not often used in the same sentence. It is assumed that the country is far too expensive to accommodate the lowly backpacker. But it's not true. Backpacking Japan is the best and very, very do-able on a limited...

Everyday life in Japan. 10 Reasons The Japanese Are So Damn Chilled.

Everyday life in Japan. 10 Reasons The Japanese Are So Damn Chilled.

No matter how many books and travel blogs you read about Japan, visit the country for the first time and the first thing that will take you by surprise is how incredibly calm and quiet the people appear to be. Everyday life in Japan is like nothing you will have ever experienced before. Ever.

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