What does a planning day in the life of the kiwitravelwriter look like?
Often it feelings like juggling eggs and despite once attending a 3 day clown workshop, physical juggling is not something I’m good at despite having taught many friends the skills. (Beware the pupil who outstrips the teacher!)
However with ideas for travel, blogs, and bookings I seem to be able to keep them many in the air. A recent day saw me planning 3 trips (November, December & January) at the same time – two in the South Island of New Zealand and one an island off the coast just north of Wellington, here on the North Island: all very different.
This means some great blogs are coming up over the next few months (and in-between times I still have some amazing tales to tell, and an article, and an e-book to write, about Sabah and Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo) AND re-writing a webpage about Christchurch for a UK travel company, while at the back of my mind is an October trip to Poland that will need sorting once I’m back from my January trip to Dunedin. I really love my life – doing what I love to do, writing and travel, a great combo.
So, if you could see this mental juggling it would be mini-globes spinning through the air while staying on their axis.
The result of the days planing means I have:
- Booked a rental car in Christchurch with Rental Cars NZ and will be staying at the beautiful historic Eliza’s Manor Boutique Hotel
- I’ve also booked a night with Kapiti Island Nature Tours … a trip I’ve wanted to do for ages so watch this space!
- My ten days in Dunedin is coming together with a NZ RentaCar booked there too and most of my accommodation is sorted: I’m staying the Stables of Lanarch Castle, in the city I’ll be at the Grand View B&B and for a couple of days out on the Peninsula in The Cottage in Broad Bay – an eclectic variety of beds to sleep in and views to see.
Check out the links and let me know if you have any questions about the different places so I can cover them in my blogs … or maybe you have suggestions of places or things for my to-do list.