In our first Newsletter, we introduced our various travel undertakings. As most will be aware Anne and I own and run Hobsonville House B & B, in Hobsonville Auckland. We also run & are joint owners of Sanddollar Vanuatu, a large holiday rental property just out of Port Vila, Vanuatu.We are passionate about travel & aim to provide a point of difference - Real Travel. ...... for more about us and what we do.
Hobsonville House Bed and Breakfast
Hobsonville House B & B really came about because we enjoy talking to like minded people - travellers, and it was started due to the great experiences we ourselves have had staying in B & B's throughout Europe. We provide a modern European-Pacifica fusion decor, with the emphasis on an excellent bed, an awesome breakfast and stimulating conversation. It has been a fantastic means for us to promote New Zealand to both visitors and Kiwi's alike. ....... see below for more on Hobsonville House B & B
Sanddollar Vanuatu - Enjoy a Real Island Experience in Paradise
We have owned Sanddollar Vanuatu, along with Anne's sister and her husband for eight years now, and stems back to our days living in the islands (in the eighties). We have spent the time since building an idyllic tropical paradise, which has a true quality island style setting for guests to appreciate. Increasingly our guests are returning again and again, to bask in the great coastal living, superb snorkeling and water sports, fantastic swimming pool on the beachfront, wonderful quality bungalow accommodation (with bifold doors opening fully to reveal sweeping views of TukTuk bay), and the great open 'Haus Wind' kitchen and lounge. ...... see below for more on Sanddollar Vanuatu
Tanna - Adventures - for a trip you will remember forever !
We have also become involved with a community on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu - which is renowned for it's volcano Mt Yasur. We believe that Tanna is a unique island which offers travellers an amazing experience, and are excited to be involved. Being able to help and promote such a special place has been extremely rewarding and everyone who has stayed with Esso and Rachel have come back buzzing. ...... see below for more on Tanna-Adventures
We have always travelled, and have recently started to compile a catalog of travel experiences we have had, and continue to have the privilege to do. The ability to combine the things that you are passionate about, & love doing, - with your job is rare. The result has been 'traveller-info', and we we hope to provide great ideas, suggest different travel options and be a forum for travellers in general.
In this respect we have set up and continue to set up a variety of travel 'Web-Trees' (see below), which are a combination of websites, Blogs, and Social Media sites which are intended to provide you with a selection of travel insights. Most information will be freely available, with a future selection ( introduced in six months to a year away) having a small charge - similar to purchasing 'Apps' for your phone / tablet. We think that the selections we will be introducing will be relevant, exciting and you will find extremely useful. We also are working on a number of travel 'Apps' for your Smartphone / Tablet. ....... for more
Keep Up To Date - Travel Options, Tips, Views, & News
We are avid travellers, and are great believers in 'Real' travel - travel where you get to see what a country, its people, and its cultures are really like, not what's on a predefined tourist trap.
Following the way less travelled, does not mean that you should endure every kind of hardship known to mankind to achieve this insight. On the contrary, enjoying all the great culinary experiences offered by a country's tradition, forms an important aspect of any travel. It also doesn't mean that you should avoid iconic sights and sites .... just how and when you go to see them. Along with this - a comfortable nights sleep is important as there is no way anyone can appreciate what is unveiled to them, unless they are well rested.
Anything we recommend will have these things in mind. Of course there are occasions, where they are just not available - but generally this is more than made up for by the people around you, and what you get to see and do !
It is planned that complete Categories at www.traveller-info.com/TravellerBlog will be devoted to culinary experiences and a selection of accommodations which we can recommend.
Information, news, tips and bookings for Sanddollar Vanuatu, holiday rentals in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The Sanddollar travel blog was started to provide guests with all manner of information, from getting to Sanddollar from port Vila airport, through to the many great things which can be done at Sanddollar.
Dont't be herded into the same old holiday you always seem to do - live a 'Real' holiday and see all the fantastic things you can see and do. The following a a small selection of blog posts on the Sanddollar Blog.
Information, advice, views and opinions regarding 'Real' travel throughout the world. We envisage that Traveller-Info will grow, ultimately providing resources and Apps for trips, walks and tours for independent travellers at various locales around the world. Traveller-Info is based on years of our own travel and is distinctly coloured by our own views and opinions. Recent posts on our Blog :
Let us know what you think - comment on our facebook page. If you like what we doing, it would be great if you could LIKE our "Page"
We have set up or in the process of setting up a number of travel 'Web-Trees'. A Web-Tree is a collection of inter-related web based sites or branches which collectively provides you as the traveller, a varied means of obtaining information, interacting with us and being social.
Each 'Web-Tree' is specific to a place, destination, country or travel concept. In a number of cases they are associated with a travel property or operation we are involved or partnered with, while in other cases their purpose is solely to provide you the traveller with the benefit of our experiences, views and tips.
Have a Look at my 'Authorship' Page
Why a Google+ page when Facebook is so dominant, and what is a 'authorship' page.
The answer is simple - Google has set up a system within its search engine mechanism, which gives credit to recognized authors in respective field within the cyberspace, & to relegate to the the lower reaches of the web those "fly by nighters". This has been instigated by Google to limit the amount of spam we all get and hate. It makes sense for us to get in behind this, & a central part of this is having a google+ page.
Have a look at my google+ page, as it does allow me to comment on all things Travel and is a great way for people to interact and comment to me as the author. I think you will find some interesting bits and pieces and be able to share your own experiences and ideas also.
Your next Holiday or Travel Trip ?
Hobsonvile House- Bed and Breakfast Auckland New Zealand
Hobsonville House provides quality bed and breakfast Auckland accommodation in New Zealand, within a contemporary 'kiwi' interior design. We are located in easy reach of both Auckland city central, and its surrounding countryside.
You will not be disappointed with your stay, fantastic beds, an impressive breakfast and plenty of hospitality. As well as this we can advise of many excellent things to do and see in both the local area, and the greater Auckland region.
Tanna is one of the "must see" islands of the tropical paradise that is Vanuatu. Let Tanna Adventures show you what is one of the most unique locations in the South Pacific, and allow you to step back into and admire another world.
If you just really want to see the worlds most accessible Volcano, Mt Yasur ( pictured above), or would like to see all that Tanna has to offer have a look at our website.