Keukenhof: the Epitome of Springtime in the Netherlands

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The Keukenhof, located not far from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, is a large exhibition of Spring-flowering “bulbs” and the Dutch floricultural sector. It is open only for 8 weeks during the peak flowering period from late March through to mid-May each year and displays a magnificent array of beautiful flowers in all the colours of the rainbow! And, yes, the perfumes are delicious. … Read More

In the Netherlands for Koningsdag? (Kings Day)

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I had the pleasure of arriving in the Netherlands from Hong Kong at 6:35am on 27th April 2016; Koningsdag!! Along with the warm and welcoming arms of my Oom (Uncle) Frits, I was greeted by some crazy orange decorations, from clothes, hats and balls to flags, rings and earrings (orange is the Dutch national colour, if you didn’t know). Koningsdag, or “Kings … Read More

Waiheke Weddings

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand. A perfectly pristine getaway only 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Auckland’s CBD (plus a bonus a relaxing boat ride to get there)! [photos by The Official Photographers]   Waiheke Island lies almost in the middle of the Hauraki Gulf, East of Auckland’s CBD. It is the most populous of the islands in the gulf with … Read More

Auckland in a Hurry!

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I was recently passing through Auckland, New Zealand’s largest City, with only 2 full days and 1 night to experience her offerings. I tell you now, it was NOT ENOUGH time! I highly recommend making it a longer stay if you plan on visiting, as Auckland is a beautiful city teeming with unexpected entertainment and dozens of things to do … Read More

Wanderlust Sunshine Coast, 2015

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My Weekend at Wanderlust Sunshine Coast 15-18 October 2015   Only a few weeks ago I saw a fun competition appear on the Instagram account of one of my favourite health promoters – Food Matters. The competition required entrants to repost the image of 3 random ingredients (originally posted by Food Matters) along with a recipe of a delicious dish … Read More

Penny’s Guide to Healthy Travel Snacks

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Penny’s Guide to Healthy Travel Snacks   I don’t deny that part of the pleasure of travelling is, of course, experiencing the local cuisine; be it snack foods, dinners, street food or delightful desserts. However, even just a couple of days indulging in a few too many croissants, patisseries, camembert, curries and gelato throughout the day can certainly take its toll … Read More

Healthy Travel with Em Esselmont and Wellbeing Worldwide

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Healthy Travel

Healthy Travel with Em Esselmont and Wellbeing Worldwide What do you do when you have a passion for exploring the faraway ends of the earth, a career in the Allied Health industry, an engrained healthy lifestyle and whole lot of vision and ambition? You create an interactive, online database to help travellers stay healthy, of course! This is precisely what Em … Read More

PB Lifestyles at Sydney’s City2Surf

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PB Lifestyles City2surf

PB Lifestyles makes an appearance at the 44th Annual Sydney City2Surf!   Sunday 9th August saw four amazing people take part in Sydney’s City2Surf as part of team PB Lifestyles! For Justine Davis and Marty Tindal, this was their first EVER City2Surf, while Danni Buchner had done it once before (plus I’ve done it 4 times before as well). And what a … Read More