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  • Downtime & Daydreams - Visit Seattle -13

    See Seattle in the right light

    There we were, in the birthplace of grunge, searching for the spot where we would be among the lucky few to discover the next Nirvana or the new Eddie Vedder. The…

  • Downtime and Daydreams Blog - Air New Zealand airport lounge

    Are airport lounges worth the money?

    I’m sitting in Auckland airport while I wait for my flight to Los Angeles with Air New Zealand, and I’m lucky enough to be feet up in the ‘premium lounge’ as…

  • Downtime and Daydreams Blog - New Orleans in Photos

    New Orleans in photos

    It’s the city of street cars, street parties, THAT famous street and a whole lot more… So why use words when photos will do? I spent a day exploring the legendary city…

  • Downtime and Daydreams Blog - Deep South Music Road Trip

    Soul searching in the deep south

    Daydreaming of sweeping southern mansions, cotton fields, tex-mex food and music that would stir my deep dark soul, I headed off on a music road trip that would take me through…

  • Downtime and Daydreams Blog - Travel Daydream - Greece

    14 travel photos to daydream about

    I’ve lost track of how many thousand travel photos I have, I’ve taken a lot. A LOT. Not all of them are great, some of them are actually terrible – but they…

  • Downtime and Daydreams Blog - Dark Tourism

    Dark tourism: yes or no?

    There I was, sitting in one of the most peaceful scenes you could imagine. Birds chirping, leaves rustling in a gentle breeze, the warm sun shining on my face, not a…

  • Downtime and Daydreams Blog - Be a Better Human

    How to be a better human

    At this time of the year we have a bit more downtime than usual, and a few new things to enjoy. We also think about how we can be better in…

  • Downtime and Daydreams Blog - How to justify your afternoon nap

    5 ways to justify your afternoon nap

    I’ve just had one of those lazy weekend afternoons, where all the plans for ticking off your to-do list just fly straight out the window when the sun starts streaming in over…