• Future Plans for Source of Luxury 2020
    Health & Wellness,  Thoughts and Plans

    A muse about life in 2020

    By November 2019 I felt like I had run a marathon. When we returned from South Africa in early December I made some changes there and then to ensure I lived a better life. I had stopped taking care of myself, my acne flared up, I was constantly tired and suffering from insomnia, not exercising and the coffee intake was slowly creeping upwards. So, I made changes then rather than wait until January 1st.

  • Asia & Australasia

    Top 5 things to see and do on North Island, New Zealand

    The North Island of New Zealand is often overshadowed by the South Island. However it’s worth taking some time to explore the North on your trip if you have time. If you find yourself in the North these are my top 5 thing to see and do.   Coromandel Isolated bliss and white sandy beaches await in Coromandel. A short distance from Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand’s North Island meets the east Pacific to form the Hauraki Gulf. Rarely visited old time gold-mining towns on the west are contrasted by the hippie feel of the coast. Splitting the two sides, the mountains provide endless options for walking.  Rotorua This…

  • Asia & Australasia

    5 must visit wineries in Marlborough, New Zealand

    Marlborough put New Zealand on international wine lists with its Sauvignon Blanc in the 1980s. To this day Marlborough remains the largest wine producing region in the country. The cool, yet sunny climate, low rainfall and fertile soils are ideal conditions to produce this unique wine. There are over 150 wineries in Marlborough now, so make a plan on where to stop ahead. The Marlborough wineries offer a huge range of wines to enjoy including Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir. Our favourite wineries in this wine dense 20,000ha area are below. Your tasting experience and favourites will depend on which grape varieties you like best and where you’re eager to…

  • Asia & Australasia

    Our Epic New Zealand Road Trip – South Island

    After collecting our hire car in Picton we set off on part 2 of our adventure. You can read about part 1 in the North Island Trip here.  Out of the two islands we’ve been most excited about coming here. It’s got so much to offer with glaciers, tramping (hiking) and heart pumping sports.  We stopped in Nelson for a late lunch before continuing to Takaka in Abel Tasman.  Abel Tasman National Park, 2 Nights Abel Tasman National Park sits on the coast of the northern end of the Kahurangi National Park. There are lots of walking tracks to do here and we came for the beautiful Coast Track. The…