Chasing Dreams Travel

After 22 years in the exercise industry, offset by long-haul adventures around the world, Alex Myall found a better option a few years ago and has never looked back. She took a diploma in travel journalism, backed it up with travel industry certificates, then launched Chasing Dreams Travel NZ, her own travel agency. Now she combines her love of writing and world travel with running her business from her home on the spectacular South Coast of Wellington, New Zealand, while simultaneously being mum to a gorgeous baby girl. She maintains a “life’s too short to do things by halves” attitude.


Weekend Warm-Up: Rising Waters

No one has canoed the entire length of Newfoundland's...

Great Explorers: Alexandra David-Neel –Traveler, Opera Singer, Monk, Free Spirit

Alexandra David-Neel sought freedom from convention, and preferred sleeping...

Weekend Warm-Up: Into the Sea — The North Island

Relentless surf, committing coastlines, and extreme weather. That’s how...

Legends Series: Aloha Wanderwell

Ambitious trailblazer, innovator, and adventurer; Aloha Wanderwell was born...

Weekend Warm-Up: Beginner to 9a in Four Years

The German-born Martina Demmel oozes natural talent. When she...

Zealandia, The Eighth Continent

It may come as a surprise to our readers...

Weekend Warm-Up: I’m a Kind of Mechanised Tramp

This vintage BBC film from 1971 profiled Bill Houston,...

Weekend Warm-Up: Traces

In 1937, France considered wolves locally extinct. Yet in...

Great Explorers: Emmeline Freda Du Faur

Emmeline Freda Du Faur defied convention by pioneering women's...

Weekend Warm-Up: The Long Road Home

During Arthur’s first year of life, he toured Ethiopia...

Weekend Warm-Up: Aconcagua

In 2017, a team of climbers set off to...

New Zealand Explorers: Laura Dekker

When minors do extraordinary things, controversy follows. That rule...

Weekend Warm-Up: East West

Following in the footsteps of Freda Du Faur, three...

Weekend Warm-Up: Unizaba

Kris Holm has a wacky pastime. He invented municycling,...

Great Explorers: Fredrik Hjalmar Johansen

While Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen sought fame and...

Nala and Dean: The World’s Most Photogenic Cat and Her Agent Hit the Road Again

When Dean Nicholson set off on a round-the-world bike...

Weekend Warm-Up: The Last Honey Hunter

Mauli Dhan Rai harvested honey from cliff faces in...

The Seven All-Time Hardest Australian Expeditions

Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world by...

Weekend Warm-Up: Danny MacAskill Retrospective

In 2009, Danny MacAskill posted a video on YouTube...

Weekend Warm-Up: Viking Crossing

In 2018, four-time world champion stand-up paddleboarder Casper Steinfath...

Great Explorers: John Colter

John Colter was one of the best hunters of...

New Zealand’s Hardest Mega-Challenges

Climbing, paddling, hiking, running, swimming: Five epic long-distance adventures...

Eccentric Explorers: Isabelle Eberhardt

Isabelle Eberhardt explored North Africa disguised as a man....

Legend Series: Mary Kingsley

Exploring West Africa in the guise of a trader...

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