Kiwi slang That Wanaka Tree in Autumn

A guide to Kiwi slang

New Zealand’s version of English (both spoken and written) can be a weird and confusing mix of British English, American English and home-grown ‘Kiwi English’, with a good dose of Te Reo Māori (New Ze ...

People dance at a celebration of Maori culture. A guide to Te Reo Maori.

A beginner’s guide to Te Reo Māori

Te Reo Māori is New Zealand’s official language, although in practice it's secondary to English and few non-Māori New Zealanders speak it fluently. The country is a bi-cultural society and Te Reo word ...

Make shift housing in a shanty town along South Africa''s Garden Route

Racism in South Africa

Age 8, I was set an assignment at school to write to someone who inspired me. I wrote to Nelson Mandela (and received a reply!). Unfortunately, I d ...

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Sustainable Family Travel Writer & Photographer

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Author showing bump at Avenue of Baobabs demonstrates that travelling while pregnant is possible.

11 Tips for travelling while pregnant

Can you fly during pregnancy? How easy is it to travel during pregnancy? If you’re planning a babymoon, make sure you read these essential tips for travelling while pregnant for a safe, comfortable journey and stress-free trip.


The Pros and Cons of Worldschooling

If you’re considering worldschooling as an educational approach, your core family philosophy and way of life, you may have lots of questions about whether it really is going to be right for your f ...

You don’t need the most expensive kit to take a great photo, but a little knowledge goes a long way! Whether you’re heading off on safari, hoping to capture the Northern Lights or just want to take some special portraits of your family and travel companions, some great photos help you capture the memory. I hope you find some helpful tips in my articles.

Mother and son kayak together on Grand Lake, Colorado. The boy is wearing a Frugi sun hat.

Eco-Friendly Sun Protection

With the school summer holidays fast approaching in the Northern Hemisphere and sunny days with high UV exposure continuing year-round in the Southern Hemisphere, I thought it a good opportunity to wr ...

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