The Portage – the best view in the Sounds

The Portage – the best view in the Sounds

Those of you who read this blog know that I have a weird juxtaposition of luxury and getting off the beaten track.  My heart soars at the site of reflections in a lake, a mist covered mountain or wildflowers on a winding country lane.  Equally, I go full Scarlett...
Stepping back in time at The Chateau Tongariro

Stepping back in time at The Chateau Tongariro

The Chateau Tongariro has had a place in my heart for the longest time.  It’s grandness is on a scale that makes you (well, it does me) wish I had some magnificent ball dress to sashay through the lobby in.   I actually got engaged there 17 years ago!  Although not to...