Two Dark Sky Reserves, Two Hemispheres, One Friendship (Page 15)  in Nightscape magazine: the International Dark Sky Association’s quarterly magazine.

Kiwi Welcome For Northern International Dark Sky Reserve on Tourism New Zealand media website.

Twinning of Two Dark Sky Reserves in The South Canterbury Herald newspaper, New Zealand.

Kiwi Connection in The Kerryman Newspaper, Ireland

Mulligans Celebrates 25 Years, in The Irish Music Magazine

Things To Do In Amsterdam-Galleries, Museums & Vintage Clothes Shops on

A Whole New Experience At A Rotorua Spa! on Women On The

Prizewinner of Lonely Planet/Wall Street Journal “World’s Greatest Travel Stories Contest”

In March 2010, I was one of the winners of the Lonely Planet/Wall Street Journal’s “World’s Greatest Travel Stories Contest”. The prize winners were told that their story would be printed in the Wall Street Journal and they would receive a free copy of one of Lonely Planet’s publications. I got an email from Wall Street Journal to say that my story was slated to appear in print in June. I was absolutely thrilled. I signed a contract with them for the article and couldn’t wait to see it in black and white in the WSJ. What a privilege that would be to have a story printed in the Wall Street Journal!

Two weeks before it was due to appear in print, I got an email from Wall Street Journal saying that due to advertising constraints, they wouldn’t be able to print my story. I was so disappointed but I took it on the chin and carried on. At least the WSJ were happy enough in the first place to print the story, even though they had to withdraw it from the paper afterwards. Please see “Lonely Planet/Wall Street Journal “World’s Greatest Travel Stories Contest” post, to read this story. Lonely Planet did send me two free publications as promised, one being the Lonely Planet Guide To Travel Photography, which is a very good book and very useful.


Bringing Maori Culture To Holland, in The Holland Times Newspaper

Bootlegged By The Amstel, in The Irish Music Magazine

Festival Of Lights In Amsterdam in blog

Amsterdam Restaurant Week-Recommendations for 2013 in blog

Amsterdam’s Lively Jordaan Festival, in blog

Lofoten Islands Adventure in Way Beyond

Stunning Scenery And A Good Night’s Rest, in YHA New Zealand blog

The Crown Jewel Of Stargazing Tours, in Way Beyond

New Zealand: Stunning Beauty, Spectacular Wildlife & Friendly People, (pages 42 to 46) in British Society News Bulletin Zine

A Refreshing Blend with Freshlyground, on