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A Long Weekend in Melbourne, With Formula 1A long weekend spent at the Formula 1, Sightseeing and shopping in Melbourne. From the V8 Supercars Race at Albert Park This trip had been in the pipeline for sometime, I love Formula 1 racing, I get up late and watch it pretty much every race weekend, and my big goal is to travel the […]
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Time for another Solo CruiseI have just booked another cruise on the Norwegian Bliss. Excited is an understatement. I was lucky enough to go on this ship in June 2018 and cruised from Seattle to Alaska, it is one of NCL’s newest ships and is amazing. I am going to be travelling from the 21st April for 7 nights, […]
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Top 3 tips for Solo Travelling  Top 3 Tips for Solo Travel. (This is a small selection from an e-book I am currently putting together with 30 travel tips for solo travellers) For the past probably 6 years I have predominantly travelled solo, or alone. Whilst I set off to the airport alone, stay in my hotel room alone, I […]
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Happy New Year2019 Is Here!!!! Yay                 I hope that wherever you are in the world you spent it with friends and family, and enjoyed the festivities, and that you are not sporting a mega headache, or hangover today?  There are probably a lot of people who have or are […]
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2019 the Mantra should be Just Go….Where are you going? What are you Doing? How long are you doing it for? and who with?   These are the questions you should and could be thinking of when planning your travels for 2019, and right now is a great time to plan. JUST GO, don’t procrastinate any longer, life is too short […]
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Do you have a Super Hero working for you?Weird title for a post, but it should make sense at the end. Travelling is great, I really enjoy it, so much so, I like to write about it too. But what happens if something goes bad on a trip? I’ve had so many bad experiences, flights re-routed, having to rent cars, and hotel rooms […]
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Planning a new adventureThe best thing about travelling is planning. Planning your next adventure, planning on where to go next, to visit some historic sites, or participate in an activity unique to a certain location, I really feel that planning your next trip is almost as exciting and fun as actually going on the trip. But what happens […]
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Alaska Part 2Part two of my travel to Alaska, on Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship the Bliss.
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North To Alaska – Cruise on Norwegian BlissA trip to Alaska on Norwegian Bliss
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LA, Miami, Western Caribbean incl Mayan Ruins, Orlando and and unexpected stop in Houston(Mayan Ruins near Cozumel Mexico) Two and a half weeks of travel, six different flights, a cruise ship, a boat tour, and a layover not planned in Houston. This is that story. I began leaving Auckland on the 22nd March, its now the 8th April, and I am awaiting Mum departure to Auckland from Houston […]
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Service Is Easy…..IshI love to travel, but am a business man, and love to give great customer service. I believe that good customer service is the one of the most important part of any business. This is going to be a short rant post. I am sitting in the Delta Sky Lounge at LAX awaiting my boarding […]
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Why I set up a Home OfficeThe reasons I set up a new home office to work from.
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2018 Part 3The final part of the saga….HAHA. So I left Zurich, for a short flight to Venice, and aboard my first ever cruise, I was picturing blue rinse hair, older European gents in speedos, and games like Bingo. There was some of that, but also It was a good young group of people also. I got […]
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2018 Here we go……Part 2So we left off, just after Melbourne, and it was time for a month and a bit of hard solid work, until my month long away to Europe and the USA, and then a real mess of Mid June, July and finally back to some normality in August. I’ll explain…….. I had been chairing an […]
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2018 Here it goesPart one of 2 of my travels and business lessons from 2017, and what to expect in 2018.
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Can you teach an Old Dog new tricks?  There’s an old saying, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!   BS I say to that. In as long as I have been in business, I have had a coach or a mentor, or been off to conferences to learn and develop myself and my business. It’s a great way to travel, […]
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Don’t get it?? So been a little hectic lately, working and getting ready to take some time off as I’ve got an operation coming up and need a week off, and that is what led me to want to write this post. I was waiting a haircut (want to look good for the surgeon) and was listening to […]
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Air New Zealand Business Class A review of a recent trip taken on Air New Zealand flying Business Class
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Rarotonga What can you say about the beautiful Cook Islands and especially Rarotonga the capital of the Cook Islands? Except amazing. Clear turquoise water, sunshine, friendly people and plenty of things to do, or the ultimate in relaxation. This place is a small island only 33km around, and is easily acceable from anywhere in the South […]
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When the going gets toughThree ideas about how to manage your business when the going gets tough.
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My Top 5 Travel Tips for a long haul trip.5 top tips for long haul travel
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Travel and BusinessLearning how to be self employed and travel having the best of travel, lifestyle and business.
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WelcomeWelcome to Travel with Mat, read the post for more info.
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