Earlier this year, I was approached by the media manager of Landmarks NZ who asked if I could visit some of the properties in Northland that they are charged with promoting and write about them in my blog. This seemed like an excellent excuse to visit some places that we haven’t been to, so I… Read More A Tour Of Historic Northland
Our final stop on our tour of historic sites around Northland was the Ruapekapeka Pa site 6 kms off the State Highway 10 just south of Kawakawa and another one of those turn off’s to a historic site that I have driven past numerous times without thought of stopping. This visit is to the fifth… Read More Last Stop On The Tour
Although we don’t live on the road in our motorhome we have over the last year spent probably over half the year on the road in ours and during that time we have met a large number of people who do live full time on the road. Some of these people have sold their house… Read More Swapping your Home for a Motorhome
I wonder how many times I have driven to Kerikeri and beyond along State Highway 10 or north to Kaitaia on State Highway 1 and driven past the signs that point to the Waimate Mission just a few kms up the road. Thinking to myself that one day I must go there but in reality… Read More Te Waimate to Whangaruru
It’s now been a few days since we attended the NZMCA Motorhome show in Hamilton and I have had time to take stock of what we saw both from the exhibitors and the attendees. So I thought it was time to write a few words about the show, the people, the motorhomes and the coffee.… Read More Looking back on the motorhome show
Daylight saving (yes there is no S on the end) begins next weekend and for a lot of people, that’s time to think about the warmer weather starting, brushing the cobwebs off the BBQ and maybe even thinking about heading away in the motorhome. If however, like a lot of people you have left your… Read More Is your motorhome ready for summer?
We headed from Taupo to the Motorhome show at Mystery Creek on Thursday afternoon arriving to find hundreds of motorhomes and caravans had arrived in the short period of time that the gates had been open. I remember last year being stunned at the numbers but this time with us in a different area it… Read More Meeting The Motorhome Bloggers
Last year when I retired we decided that we would upgrade the 1995 Mitsubishi Canter that we had owned since 2001 with something that was a bit more modern, a bit more spacious, has a decent kitchen and big garage but most importantly one that would have a fixed bed in the rear. So we… Read More How to survive the motorhome show
Having to spend some time at home whilst we get my mother settled into her assisted living apartment has meant that there is time to get a few things sorted on the motorhome. Firstly when we drove back to Auckland from Gisborne through the Waiweka Gorge and picked up one of those dreaded stone chips… Read More Getting things done!
Because we had to come home unexpectedly from the trip to the East Cape, I thought I would put this article together. It’s been banging round in my head for a while and with summer approaching rapidly now seemed like a good time to write this. Sounds simple like any fool could do this, but… Read More A guide to buying your first motorhome