Surfing and adrenaline

Extra Cut! Huge Luge in Rotorua

Extra Cut! Huge Luge in Rotorua

Rotorua is known for its volcanic activity. It’s also become renowned for the quality mountain biking available right in the city. I don’t ride a mountain bike, so we tried the luge instead!

Salt, Speed, and Utah – Bonneville Salt Flats

Salt, Speed, and Utah – Bonneville Salt Flats

Every couple of days, I walk out my back door; forsaking anything that normally catches my attention, and I sit in my tiny shed. I survey the table of parts that will one day become the bike that I have,…

Extra Cut! Snow Boarding in New Zealand

Extra Cut! Snow Boarding in New Zealand

It has been some time since my last post and during my hiatus, there have been plenty of adventures. They’ll be heading your way shortly, along with a few new stories from our past trips! To ease back into the…

Underground in a land without litigation.

Underground in a land without litigation.

The central region of New Zealand’s North Island is fertile, green, and lush. The hills are used for farming, lovely towns like Cambridge, Hamilton, Mata Mata and Hobbiton make driving distances manageable and pleasant, and one of the country’s principal…

Einstein’s Barber Shop Itinerary – Sri Lanka: Exploring Mountains, Temples, and Coastlines

Einstein’s Barber Shop Itinerary – Sri Lanka: Exploring Mountains, Temples, and Coastlines

Itinerary 3 Sri Lanka In Sri Lanka, we made effective use of trains and busses to see a large percentage of the island in a relatively small period of time. The trip initially took us from Colombo to Kandy by…

Last on Hill

Last on Hill

RED LEADER: Our first red run The sun had fallen behind the mountain and the golden hue that hung like a shimmering halo above the peak had shifted to the icy blue of impending dusk. Apart from the brief racket…

Extra cut! Snowboarding in Austria

Extra cut! Snowboarding in Austria

I usually try to organise posts close to my weekly schedule, however part of the reason I started blogging was to share awesome experiences. Our latest trip included a week on the slopes of Mayrhofen, Austria and I could not…

Barber Shop Photos 21 – Busselton

Barber Shop Photos 21 – Busselton

A lovely spot in South Western Australia. Great for a family outing. The jetty here lends itself to great photos, particularly on a clear day. Awesome angles and a beautiful palate of blues. Perfect for a dip.  

The intersection

The intersection

I’d driven along the road dozens of times before and ignored the intersection. The signpost was easy to miss and would not likely have piqued my interest for any reason other than it was blue – the colour that denotes…

Barber Shop Photos 18 – Augusta day tripping

Barber Shop Photos 18 – Augusta day tripping

Augusta in South Western Australia is one of my favourite day trips. It’s a rugged and beautiful spot about 5 hours south of Perth – It’s also the spot where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean. A spring-fed waterwheel…

The Home Range

The Home Range

While I love to travel for myself, there is also something to be said for sharing your local region with guests. After living in one place for a while as we start to do as we enter the Thirty Fraternity,…

Arugam Bay: Surfing Slum

Arugam Bay: Surfing Slum

Sri Lanka is – particularly for its small size – a dazzlingly diverse island in almost every way. The people, the culture and history, and the landscapes all change from town to town to the point where it only takes…

Barber Shop Photos 12 – Little Beach, Albany

Barber Shop Photos 12 – Little Beach, Albany

This collection of images were taken near Albany on Western Australia’s South Coast. After staying at the (fabulous) 1849 backpacker hostel, we were told that this spot was unmissable – and it certainly was fantastic! The water was clear, the…

Peaking one’s interest

Peaking one’s interest

The harsh buzz of the alarm pierced my fitful rest and I stared bleary-eyed in the direction of the light switch. 1am had arrived – as it so often does – both unannounced and unwelcome. I seriously considered rolling over…

Barber Shop Photos #7 – Fiji

Barber Shop Photos #7 – Fiji

  This was taken on the homeward leg of a day cruise in the islands of Fiji. I was there for a short break to relax and unwind. We took a trip on a yacht which turned out to be…

Barber Shop Photos #6 – Paragliding Rainbow Beach

Barber Shop Photos #6 – Paragliding Rainbow Beach

This photo is of the sand blow near the township of Rainbow Beach. The area is known for the myriad of coloured sands along the steep sandstone cliff along the coast, and it is from here that the beach and…

Whip it real good!

Whip it real good!

In 2013 I found myself in a small mountain village about an hour out of the Flores fishing village and divers’ Launchpad of Labuan Bajo. I was there with a school group looking for opportunities for cultural experience and community…

The night ascent

The night ascent

  The three hour drive had proven to be far less taxing than I had supposed. Perhaps it was the respite of the slightly cooler night air that made the journey less arduous, or the way the clear evening made…

Playing in the mud

Playing in the mud

    I bought my car for two reasons: the reason I tell everybody, and the real reason. I tell everybody that I bought my Pajero for its reliability, flexibility and to have the opportunity to take my everyday car…

Cold Water – Canal Rocks

Cold Water – Canal Rocks

The waters fringing South Western Australia always feel cold. Coming from the more temperate climate of Brisbane in the eastern state of Queensland – only the hottest days seem to dull the sharp chill of a dip in the Indian…

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