"My first introduction to the Driver/Guide industry was when I guided an American couple on a nine-day Golf Tour of the North Island, playing some of New Zealand’s most prestigious International Courses, which also incorporated visiting some of New Zealand’s finest tourist attractions.
We had enjoyed a week together getting to know each other better and better by the day. It was on day 8, while we were travelling from Lake Taupo through to Auckland via the Waitomo Glowworm Caves that I made a slight detour, unintended at the time, but due to the day being foggy and wet as we left the caves I turned the wrong way. At the time I was following a GPS to show me where the intersections were in the fog for safety, the GPS took the liberty of making an automatic route recalculation, which I didn’t pick up on initially. The route change added another 2 hours to the trip (embarrassingly) taking in farmland, forests and lakes that even I hadn’t seen before. The clients, rather than being disappointed, were absolutely blown away and thanked me immensely for showing them parts of NZ that arguably most visitors would never see. All in all, a happy ending and a new route for me to show off."