The best beaches in Singapore
28 Mar 2019

The Best Beaches in Singapore

This post was originally published in March 2014 / updated in March 2019 Imagine sitting in a beach bar with a cocktail in hand, listening to reggae while watching calm seas lapping onto white sand beaches. Sound familiar? If you’ve done some travel in Southeast Asia you’ll know this is

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21 Mar 2019

Things to Do in Singapore: The Ultimate, Best, Most Awesome Guide

This post was originally published in August 2016 and was updated in March 2019 Don’t you hate it when ultimate guides turn out to be not so ultimate? I hope to avoid that fate with this list of things to do in Singapore — surely my two years as an expat

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14 Mar 2019

New Zealand Weather: When Is the Best Time to Visit New Zealand?

New Zealand weather is a fickle beast. The whole “four seasons in one day” line gets trotted out a lot and it is accurate. I was inspired to write this post about when is the best time to visit New Zealand after the recent trip Prince Harry and Megan Markle

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The ultimate two week New Zealand itinerary
06 Mar 2019

The Ultimate Two Week New Zealand Itinerary

Do you want to make the most of your next trip to New Zealand but don’t have unlimited time to see everything? Spending two weeks in New Zealand will allow you to see a huge variety of landscapes, from beaches and volcanoes in the north to the snow-capped mountains and

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Key Summit -- the best day hike near Milford Sound, New Zealand
26 Feb 2019

Awesome Hikes Near Milford Sound: Gertrude Saddle | Lake Marian | Key Summit

A mass migration of tour buses occurs daily on the road between Te Anau and Milford Sound, New Zealand. Those buses are full of tourists keen to experience Milford Sound, often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. I was one of those passengers a few years ago,

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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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