Helpful tips

The Freedom Years - longer healthier lives

On average people are living longer - leading healthier and more productive lives for longer. Many of us can look forward to longer and more active lives than previous generations. Let’s replace...Read more

Mary Somervell

04 June 2018

Ten tips for travelling in New Zealand

Lake McKerrow, Fiordland -  Image: Steve Vaughan After a magnificent 15 day road trip touring the South Island of New Zealand the one thing we’d change would be to visit fewer...Read more

Mary Somervell

07 April 2018

Making the best of now

Every day is precious. Making the best of now is about living in the moment. One of the  best ways is discovering new adventures right on our doorstep.  Bucket lists have...Read more

17 October 2017

Making the most of major life changes

Major life changes create wonderful opportunities for new beginnings and doing things differently. Some transitions come unexpectedly – redundancy, a major health setback, the loss of a loved one or a...Read more

Mary Somervell

08 June 2017

Getting great photos on your New Zealand trip

So you are coming to New Zealand - on business or holiday or a bit of both. Most likely you will bring a camera with you, even if it just...Read more

Steve Vaughan

28 August 2015

Getting the best from your New Zealand holiday

New Zealand is a holiday destination with vast amounts to offer - majestic scenery, relaxing locations and every kind of outdoor adventure you can imagine. There are skiing and snow sports...Read more

Mary Somervell

13 July 2014

10 tips for staying safe outdoors in summer

The arrival of summer is when we all want to spend more time in the great outdoors. For those of us who are less active over our winter (June to August),...Read more

Mary Somervell

30 October 2013