Another beautifully lost dreamer with an incurable case of wanderlust.

Cook Islands, Island Time

Cook Islands, Island Time

May 26, 2016

I don’t usually like going back to the same place twice, but the Cook Islands were an exception. Shortly after arriving home from the trip last June, we booked more flights and counted down the days until we were visiting the island paradise again! The first time we visited Rarotonga and Aitutaki. We had the most incredible time, but it was pretty hectic, so...

Pearl Jewellery Making

Pearl Jewellery Making

Feb 9, 2016

The Cook Islands are famous for their stunning black pearls and incredible jewellery making talents. The first time I visited Rarotonga I was recommended Colin Rattle’s workshop, the Black Pearl Jeweller in Muri Beach. I met Colin’s son Paul, who made me a couple of beautiful pendants. The second time visiting Rarotonga, I decided to go back to Paul and ask...

2015 Travel Mileage

2015 Travel Mileage

Jan 11, 2016

I’ve popped my glasses on and become a geek once again… Here’s this years TSW travel miles I visited three new countries in 2015 but not managed to get anywhere near 2013 or 2014 in relation to mileage. However, if my Mum was here right now she would say ‘it’s not a competition’ and to be honest, I’ve rather enjoyed not...

This Year In Sam’s World – 2015

This Year In Sam’s World – 2015

Dec 30, 2015

Every year I think that we should keep notes of all the exciting things that happen throughout the 12 months and come the end of December, we can reflect on what we have achieved and experienced. Here is a little summary of Sam’s 2015 year in Travel… January– What better way to start the year than a trip to Wine Country? I took a bus down to the...

Pole-ing All Over The World #19

Pole-ing All Over The World #19

Dec 21, 2015

A ROPE SWING ON BEAUTIFUL MURI BEACH, RAROTONGA? Let’s Pole...

Cook Island Photo Highlight

Cook Island Photo Highlight

Dec 3, 2015

Each time I visit a destination I am going to share my favourite photo. This is Rarotonga, a beautiful island paradise in the South Pacific. I hope you like...