I’ve been lucky enough to spend the last three years exploring New Zealand, the home I never really appreciated until I moved overseas. This is a collection of highlights from all of those road trips, hikes and weekends away. You’ll probably notice this list of New Zealand travel highlights skews
For future travel…Beach towns in New Zealand don’t get much better (or more popular) than Mount Maunganui. Just a couple of hours from Auckland, Mount Maunganui attracts big summer crowds with its seemingly endless beach and iconic mountain hike. Throw in some great eating and drinking options, and some other
The Northern Thailand tourist trail mostly consists of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Pai, but look a little further and you’ll find heaps to explore. Chiang Saen, and the nearby Golden Triangle, is in the far north of the country and is close to the borders with Laos and Myanmar.
You’d think an experienced travel blogger would be better at planning. I arrived in the Chumphon Archipelago, which includes Koh Tao, Koh Phangan (Full Moon Party central) and Koh Samui in November, which happens to be the height of rainy season. The absolute worst time to visit tropical islands like
New Zealand probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think about beaches, but with vast stretches of coastline covering two very different islands you’re bound to visit some on your next trip. Where are the best New Zealand beaches? You’ll have to keep reading to find
One of New Zealand’s most iconic short hikes takes you from the bustling beach town of Mount Maunganui up to the top of a small mountain overlooking the town. It’s known as both Mount Maunganui and Mauo (or “The Mount” to locals) and it’s an active-wear touting Instagrammers’ delight. It’s