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15 Jan 2021

NZ Summer Road Trip 2020/2021 Awards (South Island Edition)

Owing to a severe lack of overseas options, Kiwis hit the roads of New Zealand in record numbers over the 2020 / 2021 summer holiday period (I assume, I haven’t seen the stats). I was one of them, and I thought I’d hand out a few awards in the hope

26 Dec 2020

Tips for Staying Safe on New Zealand Roads

It’s the holiday season in New Zealand and local travel is in full swing. We’re lucky that we can travel around our beautiful country, maskless and with a far greater sense of freedom than almost anywhere else in the world. There’s danger lurking though. New Zealand roads are tough to

15 Dec 2020

Hyams Beach, Australia: Is This Really the Whitest Sand in the World?

This post was originally published in May 2019 and was updated in December 2020. If there’s one thing we love here at it’s a wildly boastful claim of something being the best, biggest or most beautiful place in the world. When I heard that Hyams Beach, in the Jervis

29 Nov 2020

Beaches in Krabi, Thailand: Where Should You Stay?

Whether you’re looking for luxury resort or a rough hippy hideaway, the beaches in Krabi have accommodation to suit almost every kind of traveller. Here’s a quick rundown of the options to help you answer the common question: which of Krabi’s beaches should I stay at? Tonsai Bay If you’re

20 Nov 2020

10 of the Best Islands in Thailand (And Which Ones You Should Choose)

There are dozens of beautiful islands in Thailand, from the heaving (in better times) tourist giants of Phuket and Koh Samui to tiny, peaceful places like Koh Lipe and Koh Tao. It can be hard to settle on your Thai island of choice, so I wrote this post to make

26 Oct 2020

5 New Zealand Travel Alternatives for Your Cancelled Overseas Trip

Have you recently had a trip, or plans for a trip, scuppered by a certain virus? You’re not alone. We had to pull the pin on our four-month Europe and Middle East trip to stay put in New Zealand for the foreseeable future. You’re probably thinking these trip cancellations are