Is This Really Travel?

For the last three months, I’ve been traveling around Australasia, visiting New Zealand, Fiji, and Australia (for the second time). I’ve noticed something interesting – a lot of the travelers I see are young (18-24) gap year kids, and most never consider leaving “the beaten track.” It’s only the older travelers that seem to even […]

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Budgeting in New Zealand

When I went to New Zealand, my goal was to live within a budget. After paying $15 for lunch I knew New Zealand was going to be more expensive than I had originally thought. While I work and travel and could afford $15 for lunch, I wanted to live within a budget that would be […]

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When My Website Was Down…

On Sunday, my website was down for about 24 hours. I’m not 100% sure why but, according to my hosting company, there was an issue with the domain name and the servers it pointed to. I’m still confused about the reason and will soon be switching companies because of what occurred. There is no reason […]

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New Zealand’s Backpacker Buses

One of the biggest ways travelers get across New Zealand is by backpacker bus. These buses offer a hop on/hop off service allowing travelers the flexibility to go at their own pace with the convenience of having travel and activities organized for them. New Zealand has three major hop on/hop off buses: Kiwi Experience, Magic […]

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10 Great Places to Teach English Overseas

Every year thousands of people leave their home to travel and teach English overseas. They go to experience a new culture, work overseas, put off getting a “real” job, seek adventure, and earn lots of money while doing so. Sometimes they are just backpackers who are looking for an easy job that can get them […]

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The Saturday Cities I Don’t Like

Back in 2008, I wrote about some of the cities in the world I didn’t like. Since then I’ve been to a lot more places in the world. I liked about 99% of them. But, you can’t like everywhere. While I always try to look for the good in place and be fair my judgment, […]

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