Twitter – Are you all of a flutter? Or still sitting on your perch?

Twitter turned five in March 2011 It was 3 years before the billionth tweet was sent. Today, a billion tweets fly through the Ethernet every week 🙂 While nearly half a million people sign up for Twitter every day, only 21 million are classed as ‘active’ Twitter users, meaning they follow 30 people (or more). I joined […]

Traveller’s Tweet Up in Australia’s Rainforest

Today, we not only meet people in real life, we  also form friendships across the world through the Ethernet via Social Media. And what’s even more fun is when these friendships are solidified in the flesh! This week I met Michela Fantinel for the first time face to face. I’ve ‘known’ Michela for over a year […]

Serendipitous Encounters on the Road

What’s the statistical chance of bumping into someone you know when in some far flung land, miles from home? Tales of a Traveller – Serendipitous Encounters Slow Boat to Sumatra We were sailing from Singapore to Sumatra aboard a rubber cargo boat that took just 12 passengers (the number that could fit horizontally on the […]

Why New Zealand Now? blog4NZ

Why go to New Zealand now? Because if you love *landscape*, New Zealand is your dream destination. If you’ve had yearnings to see the fjords of Norway, the geysers of Iceland, the lowlands of  Scotland or the Alps of Switzerland save yourself the angst of the manic European traffic, and the hoards (250million) of tourists and […]

What does travel mean to you?

Last week I came across a column by Keith Jenkins of Velvet Escape titled:   ‘What travel means‘ Technically, travel means to go from one place to another, or to make a journey (particularly of some length). Yet as language evolves, the word ‘trip’ seems to better convey this simple act of going from A to B. Whilst ‘travel’, on […]