Elisabeth Sowerbutts

Vietnamese visa - issued at SGN Airport

Vietnamese Visas for New Zealanders

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

My Vietnamese visa issued on arrival at SGN Short answer – yes you need a Vietnamese visa if you travel on a New Zealand passport.…

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Earthquake Damage, Lyttleton, New Zealand

What Happens To Tourists in New Zealand After An Earthquake

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

Earthquake Damage, Lyttleton, New Zealand As I write this we are tidying up after a massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake in New Zealand. The sensational reported…

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Happy Hour Mojitios at the Hotel Majestic, Saigon

Southern Vietnam: Costs of Independent Travel

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

We’ve just returned from a short 2.5 week trip to southern Vietnam. Given that Vietnam seems suddenly being promoted to New Zealanders (thanks to the…

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This is NOT I5 - somewhere in Georgia

Road Tripping in the Eastern USA – From an Australian/NZ Perspective

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

We drove 4300 miles over 4 weeks from Philadelphia and back via the Atlantic Coast, northern Florida, New Orleans and the Appalachians. It was quite…

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The Real Costs of a USA Road Trip

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

The short version – travelling the USA for 4 weeks in a hire car cost us around $800 for the car – plus US$240/day for…

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Wellington Train Station

East Coast USA Itinerary – Well an Outline Anyway!

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

Starting to get excited now – I know living in the “now” is a big thing is some corners of the Interwebs – but I…

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Singapore Changi Airport Pool

7 Tips for Stress Free Travel Flying – For Those of Us Who Can’t Afford Business!

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

This is a bit of a rant disguised as useful information – I just read a well-known travel blogger’s  take on stress-free travel. It all…

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Do You Still Need a Camera for Travel Photos?

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

Short version – yes. Longer version. I have a decent “super-zoom” camera –  the Canon 20IS (the 50IS is the latest model). I’ve had it…

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Cape Panwa, Phuket

This Blog is Not Going to Malta!

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

So I’m a bad blogger, and I don’t update often enough.  But when I do update, it’s genuine. Which is why I’m not going to…

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Independent Travel Ireland

Independent Travel – Ireland Edition

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts

I have traveled Ireland several times  – but for many people Ireland is their first trip overseas so what should a beginner be thinking about…

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