Jackie Norman met her soul mate, sold her suburban home and swapped it for life travelling round New Zealand in a campervan. Her aim was to swap a stressful life servicing a crippling mortgage, with a more carefree lifestyle stripped back to the essentials living in the moment.
With no schedule and no real goals, and after nearly two years on the road, she writes with humour and insight on the highs and lows of nomadic life and the lessons they have learnt along the way, with anecdotes, tips, suggestions and favourite spots they've seen from the tip of the North Island to Bluff in the South. On this hilarious journey with Jackie and her husband we learn about the day to day reality and challenges of life on the road, top campsites, special spots, how to cope with mozzies and condensation, and what the traveller community is really like.
"The world is like a puddle, it doesn't look much on the surface but it is so much deeper than you think.Travelling New Zealand is just the same. It may look small on the map but don't be fooled, a million things can pop up along the way, a million more new places can be uncovered and explored with every passing day."
Jackie Norman is a freelance journalist who writes for a wide range of lifestyle magazines and has written a blog for 15 years. She is a regular contributor to Motorhomes, Caravans and Destinations magazine. She has a travel facebook page Riches have Wheels.