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Our Adventures

Of Champagne and Birkenstocks

August 20, 2019

When you’re so close to Champagne, how could you  resist stopping by for a glass or two? Yet again… we’re travelling with kids.  So rather than drag them around a series of vineyards, we decided to head into Épernay for a stroll down the Avenue de Champagne, home to dozens of champagne houses and their magnificent mansions, some of which have been transformed into elegant hotels.  Think Moët & Chandon, Pol Roger, Perrier-Jouët. Beneath the streets lie over 110 km of underground…

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Epic Trip Planning

It starts with a vision

June 12, 2019

I’ve learned many times in my life, that one of the first steps to achieving your goals is to write them down. No matter how crazy, outrageous, or impossible they seem, get them on paper and read them over regularly, and you’ve got a much greater chance of making your dreams come true. Of course this is not an original idea. Even former All Black Captain Richie McCaw agrees. Remember that scene in Chasing Great about becoming a GAB? …

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Our Adventures

The plan

June 6, 2019

A lot of people have asked about our travel plans. And as I had completely lost my voice at our farewell party (thanks to a winter cold and a few too many farewell events), it was a bit exhausting trying to explain it all. We leave NZ at the end of June, and will travel to London, where we will stay with three sets of friends (and hope they are still our friends at the end of it), see a…

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