There are just two days left for voting in the Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition. I am near the top with over 1,400 votes! They’ll announce the top 10 finalists on the 15th April, who will then all be flown to London for a week of finalists battling it out to show who can be the ultimate travel ambassador for My Destination! Having very high hopes, a hint of good luck, and… Read more »
Brady’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List
My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition is a global tourism competition to find the best travel ambassador that can travel the world for 6 months (all expenses paid) ticking off all those bucket list items! Since entering the competition it’s got me thinking… What’s actually on my bucket list?? This post is going to be an on-going work-in-progress… Read more »
Things all travellers should know about while travelling
Having entered MyDestination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition, it’s got me thinking about things I learnt from my six week trip around Europe in June last year. I thought I’d compile a list of things I could tell other travellers (and myself alike if I win) to aid them in their adventures!
TripIt is the best tool for travelling! I can’t even put into… Read more »
MyDestination & Brady’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List Competition
It’s not very often I’ll enter competitions online. For one, time is very scarce, and the chances of winning are always so slim. But something jumped out at me when I heard that MyDestination was running a round-the-world travel competition, The Biggest Baddest Bucket List. I guess having a name beginning with “B” maybe drew me in at first, “Brady’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List” sure has a nice ring to it (Although took me 10 takes… Read more »
Traveling Costs for a Photographer
Traveling and photography goes hand in hand. While it would be lovely if you didn’t have to ever leave the studio to take photos, that is very rarely the case. There are several costs I pass on to my clients with regards to traveling costs. Here are a few of my guides when it comes to charging for travel. If it’s within 25km’s of my studio I don’t charge anything – It’s a given that… Read more »
International Space Station (ISS) in the sky over Lake Waikareiti
Last weekend I had four days away at the remote Lake Waikareiti (Near Napier, New Zealand). I took a squillion photos, which I’ll eventually get round to doing a proper blog about. But till then, here’s this stunning view of the ISS orbiting earth above the lake. The photo itself is a 25″ second exposure, so you can start to picture how fast it travels. And, here’s one of my father & I playing with the… Read more »
Back to London & Paris, Then Home to New Zealand
After our time in Nottingham with my family, it was time to start the trip back to New Zealand, via a few days in London & Paris first. We caught a bus down to London on Tuesday morning, before catching up with our friends Aaron & Dee (who are now back in New Zealand, as a married couple). Probably a poignant place to… Read more »
Nottingham – The land of Robin Hood and my English Whānau!
Monday morning we left Newcastle for the second time, en route for Nottingham! In some ways we were saving the best till last, on the other the whole time we had been trekking around Europe I had been dying to see all my family in Nottingham! I think if I did a similar trip again, I would have to go to Nottingham first, and then venture off from there. Heading down the M1… Read more »
After a week in Newcastle already, we decided to head to Edinburgh for a few days. On Friday we went shopping for the day, which included buying up a storm at Ikea. We ended up leaving a stash of loot behind in England, which is currently in a container somewhere on a ship en route for New Zealand. Also purchased my first (of… Read more »
One night in Edinburgh
On the wednesday we decided to head to Edinburgh Scotland for the night. Scotland is just an hours drive from Newcastle, so seemed silly not to venture up there. Once you hit the Scotland/England border, there’s a giant rock. I’m sure the only point of this is so you can jump from country to country… It also provides a nice windbreaker for the Bagpiper who is usually always here playing. The first port of call… Read more »
Newcastle, the land of the Geordies!
After a 12 hour crossing from Amsterdam we arrived back in England. If you ever are doing a trip around Europe, and want to get back to the UK, check the ferry crossings from Amsterdam. They’re often a lot cheaper than the chunnel crossings from France to London, and if you’re heading north once you get to UK, you save money again by not having to get from London north. While we were on board,… Read more »
Of all the places we were knocking off on this trip I had thought Amsterdam would’ve been my least favourite, purely for the reason that I had already spent three nights here two years ago, on my last trip to the UK. However this was not at all the case, and in fact Amsterdam became our favourite place of the entire trip! We can’t quite put our finger on what it is about Amsterdam that had… Read more »