Lake Tekapo Salmon Frittata

Lake Tekapo Salmon Frittata

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | 12 Comments

New Zealand’s landscape is crisp. Crisp as a cracker and pops like poppadoms. On good days, the air seems to be filterless, so clean that if you look through the lens of a camera it looks like the contrast settings have already been raked up high. Everything is clearer, the outlines sharper and you can […]

Tramping along the Heaphy Track

Tramping along the Heaphy Track

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Travelogue | 5 Comments

One…two, three, four. One… two, three, four. One foot in front of the other, in a steady rhythm, we moved forward, up into the clouds. We were trekking along the mountain’s edge or as New Zealanders prefer to call it, tramping. For five days in the northwestern corner of New Zealand’s South Island, we would […]

Abel Tasman Mussels Spaghetti

Abel Tasman Mussels Spaghetti

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | 11 Comments

I could taste the salt on my lips, feel the flecks of dry ocean on my skin as the waves rolled in. They had told us to be careful, Cyclone Pam had just hit Vanuatu and the consequences were threatening to approach the northern shores of New Zealand’s South Island. But it was now or […]

The Travel Essential

The Travel Essential

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in Taking Stock | 10 Comments

We have been asked a few times recently what our travel essentials are. I assume that the answer people are looking for is what we carry in our bags. The sharp Opinel knife that we cannot live without, the all-important toilet roll, what brand of sleeping bag we use, what backpacks are the best for […]