Good hostels can be hard to come by but with this advice on what to look for, you’ll be sure to stay in a place where you can be comfortable and make lots of friends.
Even with a favorable exchange rate, New Zealand is an expensive country. If you’re going to backpack here, be prepared to spend your money. That said, I offer some tips in this post on how you can cut expenses in order to make it work on a budget.
It’s easy to get around New Zealand. Buses go everywhere, cars constantly pick up hitchhikers, campervans are easy to rent (and there are lots of rest stops), and backpacker bus tours zigzag around the country. Plus, there are trains and planes. In short, there’s no shortage of transportation options.
I didn’t really like Vienna the first time I went, but over the years the city has changed — and so has my opinion of it. What was once a stiff capital city is now a more relaxed, arty destination. With tons of museums and history, as well as some great food and wine, Vienna is worth taking the time to visit. Here is my suggested itinerary if you’ve got a week to spend in the capital.
A few hours north of Auckland is the Bay of Islands. It’s a small area where people go to holiday, sail, swim, see dolphins, and relax. The main tourist town is Paihia, though a lot of people go to nearby Russell too. If you’ve ever been to the Cape, Martha’s Vineyard, Byron Bay, or any […]
Hey everyone! I’m super-duper excited about TravelCon, our upcoming conference to teach people how to build sustainable careers in the travel industry. It’s going to be the biggest — and best — travel media event of the year! I have some exciting updates: 1. We’re sold out! I had to increase the number of tickets […]