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About Dean Wickham

Adventurer, traveler, writer, photographer, introvert and coffee connoisseur, Dean is a co-founder of Margarita Sunset. His dream life would involve travelling the world while reading books and taking photos, and also patting every dog he comes across.

The Spectacular Hooker Valley in New Zealand

By | 2017-02-12T03:15:06+00:00 February 12th, 2017|Destinations, Featured, New Zealand, Oceania, Travel|

New Zealand is filled with amazing walks, ranging from short strolls to multi day hikes. One of the most popular and easily accessible hikes is the Hooker Valley Track in Mount Cook/Aoraki National Park. This interesting trail makes its way up the Hooker Valley through a spectacular landscape of glacier carved valleys with tall ice capped [...]

Bangkok Itinerary: 4 Days in the Capital of Thailand

By | 2017-01-08T05:02:29+00:00 January 8th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Featured, Thailand, Travel|

Bangkok is one of my absolute favourite cities in the world. Thailand's capital is a thriving metropolis filled with amazing sights, an interesting history, great food and shopping and the amazing Thai culture that you will fall in love with. Bangkok is a true assault on the senses, and it is a city that you [...]

Driving from Christchurch to Mount Cook, New Zealand

By | 2016-12-11T01:58:18+00:00 December 11th, 2016|Destinations, Featured, New Zealand, Oceania, Travel|

If there is one ideal way to see New Zealand, it would have to be a self driving holiday. New Zealand is a country to be explored and discovered on your own, and hiring a car or campervan will allow you to go where ever you like and stop as often as you want, where [...]

5 Must See Places in Vietnam

By | 2016-11-15T01:07:14+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Asia, Destinations, Featured, Travel, Vietnam|

Vietnam is a country of stunning beauty, of interesting culture and of such diversity that it can appeal to almost any type of traveller. This small, narrow country in Southeast Asia has an interesting and somewhat turbulent history, but it welcomes travellers with open arms, and they are greeted by a land rich with natural [...]

Walking the Colourful Streets of Kathmandu

By | 2016-11-08T00:00:15+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Asia, Destinations, Featured, Nepal, Travel|

The scent of incense filled the air as I walked among shrines and crumbled buildings. Local people were busy praying and I wandered by while trying to keep my distance to leave them at peace. There is a lot of life here and religion is strong. I could tell that these people honestly feel that [...]

Chiang Mai: A food lover’s paradise

By | 2016-11-08T00:11:18+00:00 September 4th, 2016|Featured, Food|

There is no doubt about it. Thailand has some of the best food in the world. Its unique cuisine of aromatic spices and flavoursome tastes has the attention of most of the world, and for food and travel lovers, a trip to Thailand is a must. In all of my travels in Thailand, the city [...]

The Stunning White Sand Beaches of Rottnest Island, Australia

By | 2016-11-08T03:45:37+00:00 July 24th, 2016|Australia, Destinations, Featured, Oceania, Travel|

Just off the coast of Fremantle in Western Australia sits a beautiful, Mediterranean-esque island that you perhaps would have no idea existed unless you knew about it. This is Rottnest Island, where stunning white sandy beaches merge with warm turquoise water. If you're visiting Perth - Western Australia's capital city - Rottnest Island makes for a [...]

An Evening in Paris

By | 2016-09-13T00:26:30+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Destinations, Europe, France, Travel|

It gets dark late in Paris during May, and although the night time air is quite cool, the long day light hours provide a reminder of the upcoming summer months. As such, when we wandered out of our apartment one evening to go out for dinner, we found ourselves walking in daylight despite it being [...]