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Getting Lost Travel Blog

Getting Lost the Travel Blog began in 2014. It was born shortly after Cat and James rekindled their relationship after a 20+ year break.

It was the love child of two people who just couldn’t be more different. James, a Joiner from the Hauraki Plains, was fearless – hunting and gathering, exploring shipwrecks, jumping into hidden water holes and sliding down hills.

Cat, a Strategist in an Auckland Advertising Agency and part time photographer knew a lot of restaurants, was constantly on the hunt for the perfect photo and had an infallible knack for getting lost. Oh and then there’s the 3 daughters they were now trying to bring together.

It was a brilliant, beautiful, messy chaos – full with wonderful exploration and a random adventure of getting lost that started it all. So now they’ve amassed over 200 stories, they’ve built a big, wonderful community who love random adventure too and they’ve created a travel adventure game that’s sold more than 100,000 games around the world.

You can find our latest adventures here or explore by destination below.

Recent posts

girl kissing fish

Living off the land

There’s nothing so rewarding as catching, picking or hunting your dinner in New Zealand and living off the land! It brings us together with mates and family. It makes us proud to...
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lady working on laptop in countryside

Turning 40 with not a thing ticked off the list I forgot to write

There’s a quote that says “getting lost is a good way to find yourself” and I think it sums up my 30’s to perfection. I arrived at 30 with an immaculately executed...
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Father and Daughter fishing

What makes a Dad?

Today is Fathers Day. As I was buying 6 Fathers Day cards I decided it was time for a little reflecting on what makes a dad? Growing up, my view was very...
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Girl dancing on beach

What happens when there is a new Mum in town?

Now up until this point I’ve been the only Mum in town. I’ve been Mum to my 2 beautiful girls and step mum to my beautiful step daughter and while it’s been...
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girl on a swing, takapuna, rangitoto

And then she said she loves me back...

This post is for all you step mums out there who feel like you are doing a terrible job when it comes to raising your step children. For me, my self doubt...
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Our blended family - what we learnt in our first year

Our blended family - what we learnt in our first year

This week it is our one year anniversary of being a fully fledged blended family. This time one year ago we packed James daughter (who was 7 at the time) and her...
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What not to do when picking blackberries

What not to do when picking blackberries

The way I had pictured this post going was a series of idyllic photos as we skipped off happily – a model blended family that proved all those sceptics wrong – to...
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Creating new Christmas Traditions

Creating new Christmas Traditions

This Christmas we decided to create a new family tradition by visiting the Albany Xmas Pines Farm to choose our Christmas Pine Tree. Those in the know (clearly not us novices) had...
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When we were young in Stillwater

When we were young in Stillwater

I am in love with Adele’s new song – When we were young – why? It reminds me of when we were young and the first time I met you in Stillwater…...
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Getting Lost

Sometimes you have to get lost to find your way

So as you know, getting lost is kind of a big deal for our family. It all began at the very beginning of the merging of our two families…. It was last...
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Getting Lost

Getting Lost

Our family was born in May 2015 after James and Cat rekindled their childhood romance and blended their two families together. I met James when I was 12 years old in Stillwater...
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