My last travel piece (for a while) and plans for a road trip!

This is my last travel piece for a little while. During this ‘time off’ I’m completing an e-book about grief and suicide (Remember, I used to be a therapist before I reinvented myself as a travel writer some years ago)

But to whet your appetite for what’s to come in 2012, and with the help of Destination Northland (New Zealand) and friends, here are just some of the places I will be visiting, or staying at, or things I’ll be doing during my Northland road trip in February 2012, in a car from Rental Cars New Zealand . So check the list of links out and let me know if there is something specific you want ME to check out too.

I have to say, I’m both exhausted and excited just contemplating it all – mark this spot as this is where the stories will be.


List of 8 travel quotes I love: add yours to the list

Check this - InterIslander and an Air NZ plane at Wellington
Both the InterIslander & Air New Zealand @ Wellington Airport!

Hope you enjoy some of these … from a  list of many I love

  • ‘The five reasons for travel, given to me by Sayyid Abdullah, the watchmaker: “ to leave ones troubles behind one; to earn a living; to acquire a learning; to practice good manners; and to meet honourable men’  Freyer Stark in A winter in Arabia 1940
  • Travel magnifies and intensifies life. It allows you the opportunity to recapture a feeling of wonder, innocence and youth and depending on how vulnerable you are willing to become, it can also deliver a profound experience of unreality that can rattle your most basic beliefs. Eric Hansen.  The traveller
  • “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard
  • “You will have more fun on your vacation if you maintain a mental age of 18 or less. Act just old enough to make your travel connections and stay out of trouble.” – Joe Schwartz
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