Monthly Archives: March 2014

Breaking Down Abroad

If you are hiring a car whilst away or even taking your own vehicle on the trip then do make sure that you have arranged insurance that includes roadside assistance and recovery as things can and do go wrong. It is tempting to think that breaking down is a long shot but long journeys and difficult terrain can make issues with the car more likely than ever. I travel abroad two or three times a year and have had enough problems to last a lifetime. In a remote area even a simple thing like a puncture can be big trouble. Continue reading

New Zealand for the Non-Adventurous


Abel Tasman National Park by Nils van der Burg via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

New Zealand has become known as the place to go if you’re looking for an extreme, adrenaline packed thrill.  From sky-diving, bungee-jumping and ice-climbing, to surfing, canyon-swinging and white water rafting, New Zealand really has it all to offer!

Now I know what you’re thinking.. these activities aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and you’d be right.  So beyond extreme sports, what does New Zealand have to offer?

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Is Pompeii Crumbling?


The Roman city of Pompeii was buried during an eruption of Vesuvius in AD79 and remained hidden until excavations began in the 19h century. Now some two thirds of the ancient city has been revealed but there are fears that the combined effect of a high number of tourists visiting, the wet weather and poor maintenance are causing Pompeii to crumble. Continue reading