Travel Guides NZ comes out of a Covid-19 global lockdown. It was originally created to highlight the beauties of those cities we'd never get to, except for when we were dreaming. Glamorous locations like Tokyo, Bologna and Sri Lanka. But when Covid looked like it would stay for 2021, producers came up with a new concept: Local Tourism. If you haven't checked out the show, it's filled with comical moments as five families travel up and down the Land of the Long White Cloud, showing us the do's (and don'ts) of local travel. It would definitely be a Bucket List 'must see' the next time we're in lockdown!
OK, what does Travel Guides NZ have to do with success?
Simple really. Our vision and thoughts of what success looks like, can sometimes be too extreme, and it's only in moments when we are brought back to earth that we realise that the answers that we have been looking for, have been present in front of you the whole time. As Covid-19 caused TV producers to rethink how tourism could be better informed and stay relevant, we too are called to pause and reflect on our own backyard.
Frankly, I've been on the "Pacific Road to Success" where the expectations, the hopes and the dreams of parents can be lauded over the next generations, but not with ill intent. I've seen myself climb the "ladder of success" only to find that I wasn't really going anywhere. From the outside, people assumed that I was successful - I held the titles, I was going places, I looked good and provided what the people needed. I was the bridge between the young and old. I was a pair of "safe hands" for the transition between old school and new school.
Matthew 16: 26-27 states: