Backpacing in Indonesia - a view of the 17 islands marine park in Riung, Flores
19 Feb 2019

Backpacking in Indonesia: Costs, Tips and Places to See

This post was originally published in May 2015 and updated in February 2019 after my big trip to Bali (and nearby islands) in 2018 With over 17,000 islands (I’m sure some of those are just rocks that disappear at low tide though) to choose from, planning a trip to Indonesia

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29 Jan 2019

Fun Things to Do in Rotorua: Psychedelic Scenery in New Zealand

This post was originally published in March 2015 and was updated and expanded in January 2019 “You can actually drive, right?” I asked Gia before we committed to renting a car to explore all the fun things to do in Rotorua, New Zealand. There wasn’t a lot of confidence flying

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10 Jan 2019

Queenstown to Milford Sound: One of New Zealand’s Best Day Trips

Fiordland National Park is one of the most rugged and beautiful areas of New Zealand. Massive waterfalls, lush forests and jagged mountains make for some amazing views. Milford Sound is without doubt the star attraction – its sharp green peaks rise from the water while boats slowly pass by. It’s

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04 Jan 2019

Hiking to Sekumpul Waterfall: The Best Bali Waterfall?

If you’re in Bali for a few days (or a few weeks) you’re eventually going to want to put down the poolside cocktails and actually get out and do something. If not for the enjoyment, at least so you’ll have something interesting to put on your Instagram feed. Luckily there

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24 Dec 2018

Four Trips You Should Take in 2019

This was originally published last year, but unlike Lonely Planet I can’t be bothered doing one of these lists every year. Plus, if you do lists like this every year they become less about the “best places to visit” than “places to visit that we haven’t added to one of

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17 Dec 2018

The Gili Islands, Indonesia: Which Is the Best Gili Island for You?

Here’s a situation I’m sure many of you are in. You’re in Bali (or planning a trip there) and want to head over to the Gili Islands for a few days – but which is the best Gili Island for you? On face value they all look pretty similar –

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10 Dec 2018

Why Dunedin is New Zealand’s Coolest, Best Looking City

This post was originally published in February 2018 and updated in December 2018 If there’s one thing New Zealand doesn’t do so well, it’s cities. I generally advise people to get out of the main centres as soon as possible, as the real appeal of New Zealand lies in its

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Things to do in Jakarta, Indonesia: Jalan Cikini Raya
09 Dec 2018

Things to Do in Jakarta: Two Days in Indonesia’s Capital

When I told people I was going to go out of my way to spend two days in Jakarta the general reaction was…why? It isn’t the kind of place you go to just have a look and see the sights. I’m probably one of the few people who actually went there

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