From reindeer and Huskies to the magical northern lights, Finnish Lapland has captured my imagination for a long time.
Being part-Scandinavian (my grandfather was from Bergen), I’ve always been obsessed with those Scandi countries.
So it’s an absolute pleasure and thrill to say that I’m about to travel to Finnish Lapland to spend a week up in the Arctic Circle with Aurora Holidays chasing the northern lights!
What inspires you when you travel?
What sights lift your spirits and touch your soul?
Some places have a greater effect on you than others, their backdrops offering more inspiration and inner peace away from the busyness of everyday life.
The Ruapehu region of New Zealand is a spectacular vision in the North Island.
The three volcanic peaks of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe interrupt an otherwise flat, sparse and desert-like region.
It’s the sight of this dramatic volcanic landscape that makes me draw a sharp intake of breath each time I arrive.
It’s no secret a vacation in Indonesia has been on our bucket list for a while – and it’s not hard to understand, given one of the key activities we write about on Snorkels to Snow is about scuba diving.
What with Raja Ampat and the Komodo National Park, it’s our dream to spend some time traveling around this incredible South-East Asian nation.
All I can hear is the glassy crunch of my skis with each turn.
Cliffs and hills cast shadows on the floodlit trails while perfect silhouettes of committed skiers and snowboarders dance on the snow.
Just over 12 months ago we made what could be considered a life-changing decision.
We packed up our life in New Zealand to take hold of an opportunity.
That opportunity was to move to a tropical island for eight months.
Fiji became our home.
Island life was our new norm.
I was certain my face was slowly cracking like a sheet of ice. It felt like ice. My face. My face felt like ice. Cold and fragile, ready to fracture the next time I blinked. We have never been so cold as we were on day three of our ski […]
Have you ever fallen in love with someone, but couldn’t quite put your finger on what it was that made them so attractive?
That’s what Japan was to us – clean, tidy and efficient and just the right amount of quirkiness to keep things interesting.
Here are 17 tips and things to know before you visit Japan for the first time.
Have you ever heard a bad word about travelling to Japan?
Nah, neither have we.
After just two and a half weeks there, Japan had captured our hearts, our minds and our imaginations.
Despite visiting Tokyo in winter, it was a beautiful trip and we had sunshine most days.