Regions

When we travel we always try and fit in some time to relax rather than spending all of our time rushing from one place to another trying to fit as much into the day as possible, sometimes you see more by not rushing around.

We apply this philosophy whenever we travel for work and leisure, especially when the two are combined. We like to stay in one place for several days, unpack our bags, find the best coffee place we can and make that our first stop each morning. We like to find a relaxing bar close to our accommodation to wind down in before we head out for dinner somewhere.

When we visit a wine region it is nice to have a base to go back to at the end of the day and visiting a winery in the morning, having lunch at another and then stopping in at a third winery on the way back is a pretty good balance.

This section is about where we have been, stayed and enjoyed. You will find recommendations for places to stay, eat and drink as well as other useful stuff like where to find free wi-fi.

Stories From New Zealand and Australia

Visiting Nelson Wineries- December 2013

If you live in Nelson hopefully you are still talking to relatives and friends who move for the summer holidays each year and if you are a visitor or local I have the perfect solution to that ‘what would you like to do today?’ question; the Nelson region is home to more than 24 cellar door wineries for you to visit and if you happen to be in Golden Bay then there are a couple more.