03 Jun 2020

New Zealand Road Trip: What to See in New Zealand in a Month

This post was originally published in 2019 and was updated in June 2020. So, you have a month in New Zealand and you want to see the best of what this country has to offer? I have good and bad news. You won’t be able to see all the iconic

12 May 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

25 Apr 2020

20 Things to Do in Sydney, Australia: Iconic City Sights, Beaches and the Blue Mountains

This post was originally published in July 2019 and was updated in April 2020 With a handful of famous buildings, a glistening coastline made for seaside strolls and close proximity to the stunning Blue Mountains, Sydney earns its reputation as one of the world’s great cities. Whether you’re on a

01 Apr 2020

New Zealand Travel Highlights

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

24 Mar 2020

10 of the Best Things to Do in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

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

28 Feb 2020

28 of the Best New Zealand Beaches

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

21 Feb 2020

Hiking to the Top of Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

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

07 Feb 2020

11 of the Best Things to Do on Waiheke Island (And Is It Only for Wine Drinkers?)

Waiheke Island, in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, is home to some of New Zealand’s most scenic vineyards. That obviously means wine is a big reason for visiting, but is it the only one? I’m not a wine drinker (maybe my taste buds haven’t matured yet…?) but still found heaps of fun