Travel Diaries: Cruising the Greek Islands

If you only have a short amount of travel time but want to explore some of the amazing Greek islands, then I highly recommend going on a cruise ship.  Cruising makes it easier to access different islands without the hassle of flying and having to organise multiple connections and transfers. Along with my partner and…

Travel Diaries: Athens

Kalimera!   Oh how I loved hearing this vivacious greeting each morning in beautiful Greece, where the food is divine, the weather wonderfully Mediterranean, and the people relaxed and laid-back. As we drove from the airport into the city of Athens, I couldn’t help but notice and the hills and abundance of olive and fruit trees. …

Travel Diaries: London

I recently came back from a holiday with lots of content and ideas in my head.  I hope you don’t mind (bugger it, I’m going to do it anyway) but over the coming week you will see lots of travel writing in ‘Coffee and Career Chat’.  Enjoy as you sip on your flat white or…

Day 24: Reminisce. Oh and Merry Christmas!

Wow.  I made it to day 24!   The past month has made me realise how many great things there are to do, that help contribute to positive health and wellbeing. Sometimes people think you need to be doing something big, showy or expensive to have a great experience.  This is not true at all.  A lot…

Day 12: Donate to those in need

I read an article today that said the hundreds of people lined up at the Auckland City Mission to receive food parcels and other essential items in the lead up to Christmas. It wasn’t just a few people.  It was HUNDREDS.  It saddens me to think there are so many people out there who are…

Day 8: Connect with friends over dinner

One thing I love about the festive season is that it provides an opportunity to catch-up with friends before the end of the year.  Even though you know you will see them in the New Year, the positive vibes of Christmas fosters a need to be social (well, I know that to be true for…

Day 2: Have pani popo at Lei Cafe

Malo e lelei and warm Pacific greetings!  Embrace a slice of Polynesia and have a bite to eat and a drink at Lei Cafe in Ponsonby. Brother and Sister duo Saione Greer and Natasha Finau opened Lei to bring the pacific back to Ponsonby.   Passionate about their Tongan heritage, the service is ultra friendly, the…